ntfs.sys problems

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Grandmaster, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    So I boot the computer this morning and I get a message:

    "ntfs.sys is missing or corrupt."

    So I go to Microsoft's site, and they list instructions on how to fix the problems. This involved renaming the old ntfs.sys file and replacing it with one off of the Windows XP CD. Fine I did that without a hitch, and while I don't get the error message anymore, all my PC does is go to the Windows XP Pro loading screen, and reboots. It's a continous loop.

    Any ideas? :confused:
     
  2. Reg

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    Have you ran checkdisk? You can do so by launching recovery console from your Windows XP CD (boot to the CD as though installing. Then choose R to launch recovery console). Run the command chkdsk /r.
     
  3. Grandmaster

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    I've already tried that =/
     
  4. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    try continuously tapping F8 during boot and select "Use Last Known Good Configuration"

    if that doesn't work, then my next best suggestion would be a repair installation.
     
  5. Khayman

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    as well as running chkdsk from the recovery console, try running sfc /scannow
     
  6. Xie

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    doh Khayman beat me to what I was going to suggest.
     
  7. cpugeniusmv

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    does sfc work in the recovery console? i thought i tried that on a machine...but it didn't...

    i'll have to look again.
     
  8. j79zlr

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