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I am desperatly in need of some help here!

My laptop is saying that the system32\drivers\Ntfs.sys is corrup or missing. I tried following the ways that the other post about this problem said but they didn't work. I can't even get the computer to boot in safe mood with a command promt.

I don't have any disk for the computer I got it from school and they didn't give us any.

i haven't installed new hardware all I did was leave the room.

um....if it helps any it's a compaq nx9010 running xp
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You will need to borrow a Microsoft XP Disk to install recovery console. The second link tells you how.

Stop 0x00000024 or NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM
The 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.

#1. Run CHKDSK in XP Recovery Console:
Set pc BIOS to boot from CDROM. Place XP CD in drive. Reboot from the CD.
Select the first option
R Repair/Recovery Console. Select your Windows
partition by number. Usually it is 1 . Login to XP with administrator
Then run CHKDSK /P from the command line. (In R console /P
replaces /F ).

Run it once (or repeat) until it shows no errors. This should clear the
"dirty" flag on the disk drive C.
Run CHKDSK for each drive on your system.
(CHKDSK /P :)) where X is letter for disk drive( please do not use the brackets, they are there so you can see the correct typing)( there is a space, then colon, then X after the P)

References for Recovery Console:
Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console - Article ID Q314058

HOW TO: Install and Use the Recovery Console for Windows XP

To exit the R Console, use the EXIT command.

#2. You are highly encouraged to have the Recovery Console installed on your
disk so that it is a bootup choice.

#3. Take a look at this, especially if your file system is NTFS.
Windows XP Patch: NTFS chkdsk.exe Update
Also http://support.micro...p.asp?ID=315403


Edited by SRX660, 03 June 2008 - 07:43 AM.

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