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.

Just updated your iPhone? You'll find new features for Podcasts, News, Books, and TV, as well as important security improvements and fresh wallpapers. Find out what's new and changed on your iPhone with the iOS 17.5 update.

Be the First to Comment

Share Your Thoughts

  • Hot
  • Latest