Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

XP Home will not boot


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 Reddoug

Reddoug

  • Members
  • 115 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:07 PM

Posted 21 September 2011 - 02:26 PM

Hi All

I have a computer that will not boot. XP Home. Has message system32\drivers\ntfs.sys missing or corrupt. I have tried to copy file from XP cd in recovery console using copy d:\i386\ntfs.sys c:\windows\system32\drivers I get a message access denied. If I used dos and try to access i386 directory from cd I get access denied. It is a hidden system file. I am not the best with dos commands.

Thanks, Doug

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Allan

Allan

  • BC Advisor
  • 8,633 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Jersey
  • Local time:09:07 PM

Posted 21 September 2011 - 02:41 PM

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555531

#3 Reddoug

Reddoug
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 115 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:07 PM

Posted 21 September 2011 - 07:22 PM

Hi

I will give it a try and let you know.

Thanks, Doug

#4 Reddoug

Reddoug
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 115 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:07 PM

Posted 22 September 2011 - 10:07 AM

Hi

When I try to rename file I get a message "The name specified is not a directory" When I try to copy the file with copy d:\i386\ntfs.sys c:\windows\system32 it does not work. When I do dir it shows the ntfs.sys with -a------ +.(,*--*)ntfs.sys. What does the -a------ +.(,*--*) mean?

Thanks, Doug

#5 Allan

Allan

  • BC Advisor
  • 8,633 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Jersey
  • Local time:09:07 PM

Posted 22 September 2011 - 10:12 AM

I haven't seen that before. Has your system been infected or is it possibly infected now? Here are some other options for addressing the ntfs.sys issue:

http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/how-to-fix-missing-or-corrupt-ntfssys-error-in-windows-xp/

If none of these work and if your system is not infected, we can do a repair installation. But le't try the above first.

#6 Reddoug

Reddoug
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 115 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:07 PM

Posted 22 September 2011 - 11:13 AM

Hi

Can I run tools like sfc /scanonce /scannow from command prompt in recovery console? I thought they would have to be run from cmd prompt with windows running.

Thanks, Doug

#7 Allan

Allan

  • BC Advisor
  • 8,633 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Jersey
  • Local time:09:07 PM

Posted 22 September 2011 - 11:15 AM

No

#8 Reddoug

Reddoug
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 115 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:07 PM

Posted 24 September 2011 - 04:48 PM

Hi

I was not able to change the name of the ntfs.sys to ntfs.old. Then I ran chkdsk /r and that made a mess of things. When computer restarted, the fan ran hard and monitor stayed blank. Then I tried to repair Windows installation which did not work, so I am down to reinstalling O.S. from scratch. Gald I backed up files before I started this. Can you tell me why the name of the ntfs.sys file would have this in front of it -a------ +.(,*--*)ntfs.sys I looked in another computer and it showed the size of the file like 78564 ntfs.sys

Thanks, Doug




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users