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By darren.radley ·
I've got a little problem with my PC (Athlon XP2000+, Asus A7S333 MB, 256MB RAM, 40GB HDD, DVD, CD-R/W). All new kit (2 weeks old).

When I go to install some software it starts installing then I get a BSOD STOP message.
"STOP 0x000000024 NTFS.SYS Address F9907E88 Base at F9906000 Date Stamp 3b7dc5d0"

The Microsoft support page says to run CHKDSK and Scandisk to find errors, but I get no problems. I've tried disabling Anti Virus software and SMART tools, but this makes no difference either.

Any ideas?

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Microsoft? Windows? XP Professional Resource Kit Documentation


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Stop 0x00000024 or NTFS_FILE_SYSTEMThe Stop 0x24 message indicates that a problem occurred within Ntfs.sys, the driver file that allows the system to read and write to NTFS file system drives. A similar Stop message, 0x23, exists for the file allocation table (FAT16 or FAT32) file systems.

Interpreting the Message
This Stop message has four parameters:

Source file and line number.
A non-zero value that contains the address of the exception record (optional).
A non-zero value that contains the address of the context record (optional).
A non-zero value that contains the address where the original exception occurred (optional).
Parameters for this Stop message are useful only to Microsoft technical support with access to Windows XP Professional source code. Stop messages due to file system issues have the source file and the line number within the source file that generated the error encoded in their first parameter. The first four hexadecimal digits (also known as the high 16 bits) after the "0x" identify the source file number, and the last four hexadecimal digits (the low 16 bits) identify the source line in the file where the stop occurred.

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Resolving the Problem
The following suggestions are specific to Stop 0x24 errors. For additional troubleshooting suggestions that apply to all Stop errors, see "Stop Message Checklist" later in this appendix.

Malfunctioning SCSI and Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA) hardware or drivers can also adversely affect the system's ability to read and write to disk, causing errors. If using SCSI hard disks, check for cabling and termination problems between the SCSI controller and the disks. Periodically check Event Viewer for error messages related to SCSI or FASTFAT in the System log or Autochk in the Application log. For more information about troubleshooting SCSI adapters and disks, see "Troubleshooting Startup," "Troubleshooting Disks and File Systems," and "Disk Management" in this book.
Verify that the tools you use to continually monitor your system, such as virus scanners, backup programs, or disk defragmenters are compatible with Windows XP Professional. Some disks and adapters come packaged with diagnostic software that you can use to run hardware tests. For more information, see the owner's manual for your computer, hard disk, or controller. For more information about Autochk, see "Troubleshooting Disks and File Systems" in this book.To test hard disk or volume integrity
Method 1:

In the Run dialog box, in the Open box type:
cmd

Start the Chkdsk tool, which detects and attempts to resolve file system structural corruption. At the command prompt type:
chkdsk drive: /f

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Method 2:

Double-click My Computer, and then select the hard disk you want to check.
On the File menu, click Properties.
Click the Tools tab.
In the Error-checking box, click Check Now.
In Check disk options, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box. You can also select the Automatically fix file system errors check box.
If the volume you are checking is in use, a message asks whether you want to delay disk error checking until the next time you restart yourcomputer. After you restart, disk error checking runs and the volume chosen is not available to run other tasks during this process. If you cannot restart the computer due to the error, use safe mode or Recovery Console.
If you are not using the NTFS file system, and the system partition is formatted with the file allocation table (FAT16 or FAT32) file system, long file name (LFN) information can be lost if hard disk tools are started from an MS-DOS command prompt. A command prompt appears when using a startup floppy disk or when using the command prompt startup option on multiple boot systems that use FAT16 or FAT32 partitions with Microsoft? Windows? 95 OEM Service Release 2 (OSR2), Microsoft? Windows? 98, or Microsoft? Windows? Millennium Edition (Me) installed. Do not use tools meant for other operating systems on Windows XP Professional partitions.

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For more information about disks and file systems, see "Disk Management," "File Systems," and "Troubleshooting Disks and File Systems" in this book.

Nonpaged pool memory might be depleted, which can cause the system to stop. You can resolve this situation by adding more RAM, which increases the quantity of nonpaged pool memory available to the kernel. You can also reduce the number of files on the Services for Macintosh volume, if applicable.
For more information about Stop 0x24 messages, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base link on the Web Resources page at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/reskits/webresources. Search using keywords winnt, 0x00000024, and 0x24.

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