How To: Fix a missing or corrupt ntfs.sys file on an XP PC

Fix a missing or corrupt ntfs.sys file on an XP PC

In this tutorial, learn how to fix a missing or corrupt error message "System32\Drivers\Ntfs.sys"

Step 1:
Boot computer with the Windows XP CD-ROM in the CD drive

Step 2:
To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

Step 3:
At the command prompt, type the following:

cd\windows\system32\drivers [PRESS ENTER]

ren ntfs.sys ntfs.old [PRESS ENTER]

If the ntfs.sys file is present and corrupt it will be renamed, if it is not there, then it was missing.

Step 4:
At the command prompt, type the following, then press Enter:

copy X:\i386\ntfs.sys drive:\windows\system32\drivers [Where X=CD-ROM Drive]

Step 5:
Remove the CD from the drive, type quit and then press Enter to quit the Recovery Console.

Step 6:
Restart.

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