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WAYNE PRATT asked on February 14, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.

System32 Drivers Ntfs.sys Missing Or Corrupt

» Recently I made Automatic Uptdates to your computer and got Error messages: ystem32/drivers/ntfs.sys missing or corrupt. Nothing is working. I am looking for any way I can fix this problem without reformatting my entire computer.


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» During boot, the operating system installed on the disk drive needs Ntfs.sys to read and write to NTFS partitions. In addition, Ntfs.sys is also engaged when booting from the installation CD or with the Windows 2000/XP floppy boot disks. If Ntfs.sys encounters certain kinds of error on the drive, a blue screen appears and the system will lock up. Until these errors are repaired, the operating will continue to be inaccessible.

As we know, files with .sys extension also belong to dll files, its error is closely related to other dll files, especially when caused by malware/viruses like Trojan:Win32/Tazi.A with Ntfs.sys.

DLL Suite is able to fix BSOD caused by sys extension file error, just because DLL Suite has built-in driver files, and it can replace the failure driver’s file which causes the blue screen of death; it can also remove the virus/malware infection at the same time.

Click DLL Suite’s Dashboard menu > Click Scan DLL Errors button > Click Fix DLL Errors button after the scan, and the blue screen of death due to sys file corrupt error will be repaired automatically. Also , you can use it to download any missing dll file including Ntfs.sys.

ELLIOTT GUTMAN replied on February 17, 2013


All Answers:

  1. KEVIN CANTWELL replied on February 14, 2013: » To resolve this problem, replace the missing or corrupted Ntfs.sys file:

    1. Use the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD to restart your computer.

    2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to select the To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R option.

    3. Type the number of the Windows installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console, and then press ENTER.

    4. Type the administrator password when you are prompted, and then press ENTER. If no administrator password exists, just press ENTER.

    5. At the command prompt, type the following commands:
    cd \windows\system32\drivers
    ren ntfs.sys ntfs.old

    6. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    copy cd :\i386\ntfs.sys drive :\windows\system32\drivers

    Where cd is the drive letter for the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD, and drive is the drive where you installed Windows XP.

    7. Remove the Windows XP CD from your CD-ROM drive, type quit at a command prompt, and then press ENTER to quit the Recovery Console.

    Restart the computer.

  2. EDMOND SPINELLI replied on February 14, 2013: » You can try this alternative method of repairing windows xp installation.

    Insert your XP CD in your CD/DVD ROM. Drive > Restart your PC > On the screen..press any key to boot from CD > Let the XP CD boot and load all the necessary files like you do when you install a fresh copy of XP OS > It will find the lists of Installed OS in your pc.

    Now, follow the steps below: You will get two options after you select the partition on which your XP OS is installed. Choose the repair options. instead of the fresh installation option.

    Now, the repair will proceed like normal XP installation, in between the way it will ask you to supply XP Serial Keys. Also you will get alert messages in the way, for drivers which is not verified by MS. Its just an alert message, you just proceed.

  3. KEVIN CANTWELL replied on February 15, 2013: » Are you still getting the same error? When was the last time your system functions normally ? If you're getting the error after fresh installation from XP CD. Probably, the CD is corrupted. You may contact the Vendor from where you purchase the CD for a new one.

  4. LUIS MATILLA replied on February 16, 2013: » if any system files is corrupt then go in safe mode where u are now and restore it from there: start->program->accessories->system tools->restore system.

    then go on system restore pt. it will delete any corrupt file in ur system. it will restore on previous date where it get a restore point.

  5. LAURA PICHE replied on February 16, 2013: » In my case I did a Diagnostics (Press F2 or F9 at boot) and found out a defect with my Memory Board. As soon as the board was changed, the PC was working perfectly again. (So this error message can have nothing to do in fact with the file ntfs.sys).

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