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How to Fix Ntoskrnl.exe Missing error

What's NTOSKRNL.EXE?

Ntoskrnl.exe is a fundamental constituent of Windows that locates under C:\Windows\system32\ or C:\Winnt\System32\. Just as the name indicated, it's the Windows NT kernel file that contains the windows kernel, the memory manager, the executive, and the scheduler, and other Windows components. Ntoskrnl.exe missing or corrupt will cause the Windows boot-up failure, and you could not run your Windows system.

Ntoskrnl.exe Missing or Corrupt Error

This scenario is familiar - your work is done and when you want to save it, a black or blue screen sudden appears. You have to restart the computer, but you got Ntoskrnl.exe missing or corrupt error this time.

ntoskrnl exe missing

Other similar Ntoskrnl.exe missing or corrupt error messages include:

NTOSKRNL.EXE not found.

\system32\ntoskrnl.exe missing or corrupt:

Please re-install a copy of the above file.

Causes - Why Ntoskrnl.exe Missing or Corrupt

1. Missing or corrupt ntoskrnl.exe file.

2. Corrupt boot.ini file.

3. Missing boot.ini file.

4. Corrupted hard disk drive

5. System corruption

How to Fix Ntoskrnl.exe Missing and Corrupt Error

Now follow easy steps to fix Ntoskrnl.exe missing error.

1. Disconnect all removable devices and make sure your hard disk is properly connected and detected by the BIOS, restart and exclude the possibility of hard disk false usage.

2. On another computer, create a bootable CD, DVD or USB with Liveboot.

3. Insert the CD, DVD or USB, and reboot your computer.

3. Choose "Boot from LiveBoot" on the Boot Menu to enter the troubleshooting and fixing system.

4. Select "Windows Recovery" and click Boot File Recovery to fix Ntoskrnl.exe missing error, Ntoskrnl.exe compressed error and boot.ini error.

boot file recovery

5. When Boot File Recovery complete, restart your computer.

6. If Ntoskrnl.exe missing error appears again, also try Boot Sector Recovery and MBR Recovery, respectively.

7. Still not succeed? It's a difficult troubleshooting. Now restart your computer, and boot from LiveBoot, then go to Disk Management/Partition Genius to check whether the right partition is set to Active properly. The wrong Active partition would cause Ntoskrnl.exe missing error, too.

8. Now the Ntoskrnl.exe missing error would be fixed. Otherwise, it's a good idea to install a fresh Windows system, and you are highly recommended to wipe the partition clean before install Windows system.

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