Ntoskrnl.exe file plays a vital role in booting Windows XP and previous versions of Windows computer. It contains the basic code needed to start and load the operating system, like the windows kernel, the memory manager, the executive, and the scheduler, and other Windows components. If Ntoskrnl.exe is missing or becomes corrupted, Windows will fail to start up until you replace Ntoskrnl.exe. You need to perform one or more of the possible fixes to remedy Ntoskrnl.exe missing issue so your computer can boot again.
For the cause 1, you can replace a new key board or disconnect the keyboard from the computer. If this way doesn't work, you need to find an effective method to solve the issue. Without being able to load Windows XP, there isn't much you can do to troubleshoot or repair the issue.
Fortunately, there is a useful application named Fix Genius. This utility can help you to boot your computer from a boot disk after this software burning it, fix ntoskrnl.exe missing or ntoskrnl.exe corrupt and get your computer back to work condition when the original Windows operating system installation experiences problems that prevent proper start-up.
With just a few routine troubleshooting steps as below, you can easily fix ntoskrnl.exe Missing or corrupted issue.
This software doesn't have a trial version, and you need to purchase the premium edition. Then you will receive an Email with a download link and license.
In order to boot up your computer, you need to burn a start-up CD firstly. Prepare a blank or writable CD, and insert it into your CD drive on a bootable computer. Here you can replace CD with DVD disc or USB flash drive. Then download, install and run Fix Genius. On the interface, you will find the CD drive is automatically checked. Click "Burn" to start burning a boot CD.
Turn to the computer appears ntoskrnl.exe missing. If the optical drive is not first in the boot order, your PC will start "normally" (i.e. boot from your hard drive). Therefore, change the boot order in BIOS so CD is listed first. The computer will reboot and will attempt to access to CD.
How to Set BIOS to boot Computer from CD?
Start your computer. When the initial BIOS screen appears, press and hold the indicated key (usually they are varying for different computer manufacturers) to launch the BIOS setup. Locate the "Boot Sequence" or "Boot Order" listing in your BIOS setup. Depending on the type of BIOS that your Windows Vista PC uses, the boot order listing may be immediately evident or it may be contained in an "Advanced Settings" section of the BIOS setup. Set the CD or DVD drive that you wish to boot from as your primary boot device. Press the indicated key (often "F10") to save your new settings and exit the BIOS setup.
After a while, you will enter a Win PE environment. Launch this software. Go to "Windows Rescue" and select "Boot File Recovery"to fix ntoskrnl.exe issues. Then restart your computer, if it still display ntoskrnl.exe missing, repeat the steps above and try "Boot Sector Recovery" and "MBR Recovery", respectively. Ntoskrnl.exe error would be fixed now.