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Getting error message after Win2000 Pro crash

My laptop crashed (Win2000 Pro) and now I can't boot. I get this message: "A kernel file is missing from the disk. Insert a system diskette and restart the system." I tried quite a few solutions like bootdisks, "bootmagic" applications and similar. Can you help?

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It sounds like you need to perform a repair reinstallation by booting the original Windows 2000 CD. Without more detailed information about what's missing, it's very difficult to determine what files to replace.

This was first published in November 2003

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