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Ntfs.sys. corrupt or missing

Help i planned on reinstalling windows. and Post installs fine, but after i restart. and the Xp load scren comes up. I instatly get a Blue screen, saying Ntfs.sys is corrupt or missing.. I've tried different HDDs, Pulling all added Hardware out, of the Pc, and Even bought a new Power supply. I still have the same problem.
Any help would be appreciated.

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  • nadiasaku Jun 23, 2009

    I tried 4 different Hdds, and one was a brandnew sata, But i could look.

  • nadiasaku Jun 23, 2009

    Its a custom Pc, with a Pcchips. Aeegv. 1.0 and a Dual core athlonX2 4800+, with 1 gig of ram

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Use this excellent article to help troubleshoot the stop error codes. You may have a bad system partition. see here
Also good resources are links here, here, And another resource once you get window up again here.
If you can get it to run from a recovery cd, try to run chkdsk. Instructions here, here, and here. Instructions for recovery console here.
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This is a corrupt file; either your hard drive is failing or you've (perhaps) had a power failure lately.

You need to run some diagnostics over your hard drive to discern if it is failing or if you just corrupted a file or two ...

You don't mention your make or model of computer, so I cannot help you find the diagnostics for your drive ...

You may need some additional help from someone who can put their hands on your computer. They can see the make and model and pull up the appropriate diagnostics for it.

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To resolve this problem, replace the missing or corrupted Ntfs.sys file:
  1. Use the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD to restart your computer.
  2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to select the To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R option.
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