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I ran a Windows update yeterday, which I think installed a Service Pack? When I turned on the computer this morning, I got an error message: Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: System 32\Drivers\Ntfs.sys

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This is an operating system error, and sometimes indicates a hard drive failure. Start by running a system repair with your recovery or operating system disc. This usually takes care of it, if it doesn't, reformat the hard drive and install a new operating system. If you have any issues during or after the format or install, then the hard drive has failed and will need replaced.

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want to use, please make sure that the following conditions are true:
The service pack is not already installed on your computer.
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