Hi again all, well this is certainly a new problem. Reinstall xp pro worked great for 2 days, and as I am writing this on win98se something has gone dramatically wrong. SO Now I have 2 operating sysytems on this machine YUCK!!!

As xp starts I receive the follwing error "<windows root> sysytem32/ntoskrnl.exe is corrupted or missing..reinstall this file"

The system restore will not do it, neither will the repair function.
Any clues on how I can get this installed without another complete reinstall.
The system is an AMD 900tb twin 7200 40gig ibm drives
512 sdram pc133 abit kt7a-raid mobo

appreciate your comments