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Stop 0x00000024 ntfs.sys error


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I have an external hard drive that I have been using for a couple of years. I got
a hd enclosure with USB & Firewire interface and install a 250 GB disk in it. I
use it for different media files MP3s and MPGs etc. I typically leave it attached
with firewire to a Windows XP Pro PC. I recently started getting a blue screen error:
Stop 0x00000024 ntfs.sys error.. Took me awhile to figure out that it was my
external hard disk causing this error. I even reload my XP Pro OS and I still got
the blue screen when I plugged in the external HD.
I then tried plugging the external HD in a different PC running Windows XP Media
Center Edition and of course I got the same Blue Screen Error.
What is really wrong with my disk ?
Is there anything I can do to save any of the data on this Disk ?

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Try putting the HD into another computer( take it out of the external case)and see if you get any errors. If you do then the drive is going bad. If it seems to work OK it may be just a driver problem. If the drive works in the computer as a slave drive you should be able to transfer data to another drive.

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Well configuring my drive as a slave produced the same error on boot up.
Blue screen Stop 0x00000024 ntfs.sys.
Is there anything else I can try ?
I have seen some references to booting a machine up with a Knoppix CD.
Would this do anything ?
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You could try using a knoppix bootable CD to access the drive, but i think the drive partition is corrupted and you won't be able to see anything.

Here's some knoppix how-to's.

http://www.shockfami...cedric/knoppix/

the above is a bit outdated since knoppix is up to the6.2 version. The instructions may work the same.

http://lifehacker.co...-with-a-boot-cd

Lifehacker is also old in they are using the 5.0 version. the instructions are very good tho.

the two below are much more up to date.

http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

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how to fix a ntfs partition

http://www.pcstats.c...t...1139&page=3

These should keep you busy. They may even work.It can't hurt to try.

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To tell the truth I am not sure if I got side tracked from your suggestions on not.
Haven't had a lot of free time to try and recover data on disk.
What I have done is boot my system from floppy with a added program on the floppy
called "readntfs.exe". I put my problem hard disk in place of my normal startup
drive and booted from floppy. When I ran the program "readntfs" the one odd thing it
displays is the size of the disk. (disk is a 250Gb disk)
Program shows a size of " ##.8 Gb"
It does display all of my files but program says I can only copy files to a
FAT file system. Some of these files are quite large.
Can I format a disk as FAT install it along with my problem disk, boot from floppy and start copying ?
Or is there something I can do to the problem disk to recover the ntfs structure ?
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I am able to copy small files when using this procedure but large files
are taking quite some time. Then after the long time I find these file to be
corrupted.
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