Compaq Presario Wont start up. System32 file corrupt

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Hi there I have a serious error occuring on my P3800 Laptop.

When i tried start-up i have to hold the power button for several
attempts before it finallt fires and when it does it either:
A - continually gives me the first screen (Compaq screen) and just
loops back on that or;
B - gets past the first screen to give me an error message:
"" Windows couldnot start because the following file is missing or
<Windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe.
Please reinstall a copy of the above file""

I have tried to reinstall windows form the boot disk but that does not
seem to work.

I have rung compaq "international" support (UK) but they don;t have the
product file or some crap and will not go any where near me. Great
warranty service HP from a 5 month old laptop!!



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