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Error: WindowsNT 4.0 Install: Missing or corrupt ntoskrn1.exe

Solution or Workaround

After installing PC ARC/INFO and rebooting my machine, I get the following error message:

"Windows NT could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \system 32\ntoskrnl.exe
Please re-install a copy of the above file."

Cause:

PC ARC doesn't install anything in the /winnt/system directory. It doesn't ever really touch the OS, just sets environment variables.

Answer:

Repair the corrupt files by running a repair of Windows NT from the emergency repair disk.