Posted 27 July 2008 - 08:33 PM
Last November (2007), I had a hard drive failure. My C drive froze and the only thing I knew how to do was to hold down the power button until the PC shut off. But, once I restarted the PC, I kept getting getting this error during the reboot: "The file NTFS.sys is either missing or corrupted." I inserted my Windows XP Home CD and tried to repair the installation but that didn't work. After a couple attempts at that, I finally used a friend's PC to get help online and the consensus was that I should do a complete re-install of XP. However, after I had everything back up and running, my Labtec wireless mouse began operating with intermittent skips and often not moving the cursor at all when I move the mouse and the Labtec wireless keyboard will often not print letters after I have pressed the keys and I often have to press keys a few times to get the letters on the screen. The keyboard is a Labtec wireless, model number Y-RU58, and the mouse is a Labtec wireless, model number M-RAL-98. I am running Windows XP Home with a 2.6 GHZ CPU and 1.5 GB RAM. At the time of the C drive crash, I had the wireless keyboard and mouse installed on my D drive so I know some files probably became corrupted because of the crash. Is there any way to get those old corrupted files off and maybe any corrupted registry keys? I have re-formatted the D drive since in an effort to possibly clean those old files off and to clear up a lot of disk space that I couldn't clear up because of the crash. (After the crash, a lot of the old folders on the D drive became inaccessible and wouldn't delete with either Killbox or Unlocker).