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ntfs.sys corrupted

By Daz'n'Ash ·
I have a computer that has Windows XP Professional installed with SP2. It was running perfectly until just a few days ago. The owner of the computer told me that it just suddenly flashed a blue screen (BSoD) then rebooted, and continues to flash a BSoD and reboot. It does this even when attempting to go into safe mode. Booting using the option to use Last known good configuration doesn't cure it either. The BSoD error message includes NTFS.sys corrupted. How can this happen and how can it be cured? I have tried 5 different hard drives in that computer in an attempt to install Windows again, but it won't take any O/S other than Win98 so far. Same error message, ntfs.sys. Even after a low level format.

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by wlbowers In reply to ntfs.sys corrupted

How old is the box. It could have some hardware that is just not compatable with XP.

Post the name brand of the box or the motherboard and we will check them out.

Lee

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to

It has no specific name brand such as IBM, or HP. It is a custom made PC. It is 3 years old. I have replaced all but the hard drive now and still get problem with ANY attempt to install ANY windows o/s

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to ntfs.sys corrupted

Thanks to all for your helpful comments. I will try them and let you know if they work.

willcomp, I have tried clearing the cmos in case it was a problem. No difference was made by doing so. The mobo is too old to bother with flashing the bios. I shall try the other suggestions and see what happens.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to ntfs.sys corrupted

Hi again

You say you have tried all the suggestions listed including a low-level format. Have you tried completely removing all partitions and then recreating a new partition(s) using FDISK?

Next, do a full format, then try to install your OS.

Good luck

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to

I already thought of that, unfortunately it made no difference. Thank you for taking time to answer.

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to ntfs.sys corrupted

Blackcurrant, yes I have tried LLF and wipe the entire disk. I have tried FDISK and reinstall with no positive result. I just tried 3 different HDDs and the same thing happens. WinXP install to the point where it says.. Setup is starting windows ... and it just hangs there. Win98 just BSoDs and WinME hangs at 76% detecting hardware with 14 (Microsoft Minutes) remaining. What else could it be?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to ntfs.sys corrupted

did you say u flashed the bios to latest greatest?
it aint't the hd, it's the controller, betcha

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to

Bingo! Disabling APIC in the BIOS made a difference. However, the motherboard definately has a problematic BIOS. I won't allow complete cleaing of CMOS and will not run stably when the CPU is clocked to run as 1800+. Swapped the mobo again for another and all works well now. Thank you for your help. My apologies for the rejected answers. Nothing personal.

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to ntfs.sys corrupted

sgt_schultz, yes, I have flashed the bios. What controller are you referring to?

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