ntfs.sys damaged

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by errut, Feb 24, 2003.

  1. errut

    errut Guest

    During installationof winxp i get the following message: ntfs.sys is damaged. any key to continue. then installation failed.
    thank you for your help.
  2. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

    Hi, is this a upgrade or clean install? I could not find referances to this error during setup however:


    You may be better off copying the files from I386 off the cd to a temp dir and starting setup with the winnt -s <source> switch

    Start install and partition from dos:


    As its occuring during setup its probablly caused by a bad copy operation or a fault on the disk, use chkdsk or simular to ensure the disk is probblem free.
  3. errut

    errut Guest

    Its a clean setupon raid-0 system. winxpprofessional(sp1).
  4. Trinity

    Trinity Guest

    Try swapping the ram in your machine, or taking some out if possible and try running setup again.