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Ntfs.sys missing or corrupt


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#1 krk

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 11:41 AM

I have a 4 year old Toshiba laptop with Win xp home pre-installed - so no setup cd. This morning I get a "file missing or corrupt ....Ntfs.sys" with a suggested recovery to use the original setup CD which I don't have. Unable to boot in safe mode, unable to restart from last restore point, unable to run chkdsk or anything else.
Suggestions very much appreciated.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 01:23 PM

Seems to me that you to either contact Toshiba about recovery disks...or get an XP CD legally.

BTW: The ntfs.sys error...can be indicative of a problem with the named file, your NTFS file system, or your hard drive.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 01:48 PM

I did contact Toshiba and they were no help at all - said to run the recovery cd which did come with the system but it erases the hd and re-installs the system as it was purchased.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 02:15 PM

Borrow an XP Home cd from a friend so you have something to boot from
Boot from the cd and follow the prompts to get to the recovery console
Follow the instructions here
Reboot
In the beginning there was the command line.




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