ntfs.sys problems


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3 Feb 2002
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:
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.
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.
as well as running chkdsk from the recovery console, try running sfc /scannow
doh Khayman beat me to what I was going to suggest.
Khayman said:
as well as running chkdsk from the recovery console, try running sfc /scannow
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.

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