Windows xp update

 fred the red -
Hello, When I try to boot up my PC, I get this message: "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe. please re-install a copy of the above file" My PC did not come with a Windows XP disc, so I don't know what to do - and I've got so much stuff on my hard drive that I don't want to lose it all. please help :(

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Thursday January 28, 2010
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August 2, 2020
Borrow a CD from some one. You dont have to reinstall whole xp, just copy the file by command

expand d:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ c:\windows\system32

see this youtupe. dude shows you how to
there is an easier way

just press F11 a few times until it says system restore