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Weired: ntfs.sys missing or corrupt RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear,

    I booted my PC and got the usual c:\windows\drivers\ntfs.sys missing or corrupt;
    Ok, this usually should be easy to repair: (boot with windows xp cd, R for repair, rename ntfs.sys to old, copy from cd the new ntfs.sys).
    It worked,windows booted fine.

    3 days later, same issue (first time it happens with me), followed the same working procedure, but unforunately, windows kept giving me the same missing/corrupt screen. 
    then, i used the chkdsk /r and chkdsk /p/r; windows booted right after finishing.

    5 days later. same problem... ntfs.sys missing or corrupt.
    What is really happening?

    Thank you
    Friday, March 14, 2014 7:40 AM

Answers

  • Did you try scanning your system with latest AV product?

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Friday, March 14, 2014 3:55 PM
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  • Hi,

    They symptoms you describe has all the hallmarks of a hard drive on the edge of failure.

    Try the following:

    1. Open Command Prompt

    2. Run the following command    CHKDSK C: /f /r

    This process will take some time to run depending on the size of the drive.

    Note the amount of repairs it makes during the process, if its excessive you may want to run a scandisk

    If you have bad sectors present then it would be recommended to change out the hard drive as the issue could possibly keep on re-occurring.

    Regards,

    M


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    Sunday, March 16, 2014 11:15 PM
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  • If you formatted the HDD and re-installed the OS with same problem, then its probably due to hardware issues/compatibility. 

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    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 8:57 AM
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  • Did you try scanning your system with latest AV product?

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Friday, March 14, 2014 3:55 PM
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  • Hi,

    They symptoms you describe has all the hallmarks of a hard drive on the edge of failure.

    Try the following:

    1. Open Command Prompt

    2. Run the following command    CHKDSK C: /f /r

    This process will take some time to run depending on the size of the drive.

    Note the amount of repairs it makes during the process, if its excessive you may want to run a scandisk

    If you have bad sectors present then it would be recommended to change out the hard drive as the issue could possibly keep on re-occurring.

    Regards,

    M


    If you find my information useful, please rate it. :-)

    Sunday, March 16, 2014 11:15 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello dear,

    I ran all form of scanning; nothing wrong with my HD;

    I even formatted it but suddenly after PC restarted, I got the same error.

    I sent it to my reseller technical support; they scanned the HD: no error;

    They are checking the RAM; need to wait 24 hours to get the reply.

    will get back to you with the solution they will give me.

    Thanx a lot,

    Monday, March 17, 2014 6:16 PM
  • If you formatted the HDD and re-installed the OS with same problem, then its probably due to hardware issues/compatibility. 

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 8:57 AM
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  • Hello,

    Yup, I think so; my reseller support should give me a feedback today.

    Thanx a lot

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 9:03 AM
  • Dear,

    According to my reseller support, it was the RAM that was continuously causing the error;

    I am trying the PC for few days to verify.

    Thanx a lot,

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 2:22 PM
  • Cool, then its the RAM. Not an OS issue. 

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Thursday, March 20, 2014 3:34 AM
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