View Full Version : ntfs.sys Blue Screen Of Death! Can't startup!

03-18-2007, 04:34 PM
I have Windows XP Pro and when I try to start up my computer, it goes into a rebooting loop as if it keeps crashing and restarting. I used my XP Pro Installation CD to try and re-install windows or use the Recovery console but now qhwn I try to access anything from my hard drive, I get this blue screen that says: "A problem has been detected and Windows has shut down to prevent damage to your computer" and then says there is a STOP error: 0x00000024 and that there is a problem with "ntfs.sys". I can't repair this problem because I can't access my partition and I don't know what to do. Is there a way I can set up another drive on the partition to run a ScanDisk on the corrupted drive or can I somehow bypass this? Safe Mode doesn't work and I've tried everything that I know of and nothing has changed. Any suggestions??? I appreciate any and all help!

03-19-2007, 05:38 AM
Missing or corrupt c:\windows\system32\drivers\ntfs.sys
5. # At the command prompt type the below command.

copy x:\i386\ntfs.sys c:\windows\system32\drivers (http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000876.htm)

"I used my XP Pro Installation CD to try and re-install windows or use the Recovery console"
How far did you get with that?
If you completed it [sounds like you did], which file system did you use on the partition[s]; NTFS or FAT32?
You could try XP's No-Reformat, Nondestructive Total-Rebuild Option (http://www.informationweek.com/windows/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=189400897).

"I can't access my partition...run a ScanDisk on the corrupted drive"
If your existing partitions use FAT32, or if you began anew using FAT32 [you could easily upgrade to NTFS later when all's well], you could use the programs on the Emergency Boot CD = EBCD (http://www.pcguide.com/vb/showthread.php?t=41485), e.g....

1. "File Manager" [1st menu] to browse the partition contents and manipulate folders/files [delete, copy etc].
This has a nice GUI and can display two drives/partitions side-by-side.

2. "Microsoft Scandisk" can scan all internal partitions [FAT32 & NTFS][and external USB also if you add USB4DOS drivers], and fix problems on FAT32 [but not NTFS unless you added NTFSDOS drivers (I've not seen anyone yet do this)].
chkdsk at the WinXP CD's "Recovery Console" can fix the NTFS file system.