Hard Drive Problem - ntoskrnl.exe
First of all my computer specs are in my sig.
This is a 4 month old computer, from dell. It was working great but not it cannot find the hard drive.
I opend my computer case to see the video card and I shut it back up and tried to start it but it couldn't find the hard drive. At first it said there was a corrupt file but it hasn't said that anymore. The file was <windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe. I don't have my Win Xp Pro discs with me so I can't do it. It has been 2 days now and it has not displayed this message ever again. It now goes to the dell splash screen and just repeats this. I tried using the Win Home Ed. but it wouldn't work.
Some people have said that the HD is dead, others have said that a cord got loose and that I should reconnect everything, and some of said that all I need to do is find that ntoskrnl.exe file and boot it.
I have no idea what to do... anyone with this similar problem could help me, that would be great. I'm going to take it to a local hardware store, I think, and have them look at it.
I've already contacted dell... but they aren't very helpful in this matter. If I had my Discs... I could probably resolve this easily, I think. Since I don't... any help would be great.