I'm not sure if this is the right place for this. I'm working on a HP Pavillion a1410n with Windows XP with all the service packs
It all started with the integrated graphics going out. I installed a new PCI graphics card.
When I went into BIOS to disable the onboard, I didn't see it there. I went to device manger to diable the onbard and the updated driver that I had just installed prior to installing the card, but that was not there either.
The computer worked great, and since I was going to be busy for awhile, I ran an Avast virus scan.
I went to use the computer several days later and recieved this message saying windows couln't start because system32\drivers\NTFS.sys was missing.I tried the resore option that came with the computer, and recieved this "File HPT3XXNT.sys could not be found". I researched this problem on the internet and tried to copy the file from an original Windows cd that I had from another computer, but the computer wouldn't read the cd. I had also read that running "CHKDSK \P might help and it did....for a day. I even used it a couple of hours before this happened and all was fine
Now the computer is in and edless loop, going from the HP splash screen to the "Windows could not start normaly.... try safemode......I've tried them all and still the same thing. I tried the "computer recover" that came with the computer and got the BSOD.
I don't even know where to start to try and fix this, so I'm here asking the experts for help.
Thanks in advance