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"windows Could Not Start Because The Following File Is Missing Or Corrupt: System32\drivers\ntfs.sys" Please Help!

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#1 duncod2


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Posted 03 May 2007 - 10:35 PM


Hi, i tried microsofts suggestion of renaming it to ntfs.old, then recopying it from the "disk" to c:\windows\system32\drivers.

recovery console came installed on my computer, so i did
"copy d:\i386\ntfs.sys c:\windows\system32\drivers"
it copied it back into it, so when i checked "dir c:\windows\system32\drivers" both "ntfs.old" and "ntfs.sys" were there.

i typed exit and my pc rebooted and i had the same ERROR.

my pc is a compaq presario s6500nx

before having this error i had the same error except instead of SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\NTFS.SYS it was SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ISAPNP.SYS

i fixed that error the same way and it worked, so i am confused
as soon as i fixed the ISAPNP.SYS, i rebooted and the new error came up.

I have been locked out of my pc since Friday!! PLEASE HELP! cannot enter windows, even in safe mode. or last known good

sorry for the length of post
P.S. ran chkdsk /r already

THanks in advance!

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#2 Andrew


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Posted 03 May 2007 - 11:34 PM

Hi, duncod2, welcome to BC!

Try performing a Repair Install of Windows XP. This will reinstall Windows without erasing any of your data. You will, however, need to reinstall most programs.

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