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Everytime i start my computer up, it will either go to the loading screen for Windows XP Professional then restart or stops and says somethin bout ntoskrnl, system or Ntfs. Is this problem fixable without replacing the hard drive?
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Boot the PC and keep tapping F8 until you get options, start with last known good configuration
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I've tried it and i can get on for maybe 1 minute before it restarts and this problem happens again.
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Go the same route and see if safe mode does any better, if it loads run through this

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

This will take an hour, it will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

Click start then run, type
sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and get an onscreen blue progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot.

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, click more options then clean up restore points, click confirm, click OK. Then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete, then reboot

When it gets to the desktop, the system files and the hard drive will be as they should


Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run disc clean up then registry clean up then click optimize to run reg defrag, which needs a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor


If no change, the next thing to do would be a repair install, this will leave data and settings intact

XP Repair

If you are unable to run XP Repair

Alternate XP Repair

Use the last one, Windows Installation CD to repair the current installation, which uses a slightly different method


After running the repair it will be necessary to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update

Beyond this, it could be a hardware fault
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Anyway to do this without a windows xp cd? I think one of my friends lost it.
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You can borrow a same version as was originally installed, so if you downloaded SP2 you need to use an XP SP1 CD

You need to use your product key if it asks

If these do not run and it goes to recovering the registry you will need an XP CD

chkdsk /f /r should run without the CD
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I just tried to start up but right when i got to safe mode it restarted and gave me this message on a black screen.


Trap 00000006 ================Exception=================



tr=0028 cr0=80000011 cr2=00000000 cr3=00039000

gdt limit=03FF base=0003F000 idt limit=07FF base=0003F400

cs:eip=0008:004212FC ss:esp=0010:000600E4 errcode=0000
flags=00010006 NoCy NoZr IntDis Down TrapDis

eax=000609B0 ebx=0000014C ecx=0000BB40 edx=00000000 ds=0010 es=0010
edi=00000000 esi=00000000 ebp=00060E34 cr0=80000011 fs=0030 gs=0000
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Is that while running a repair?
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No, its not while running, but the weird thing is it suddenly works now but i doubt it will work for much longer.
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start > run
cmd
enter

in the black box, type

chkdsk /f /r
<enter>

When it asks to fix on reboot, say yes, and reboot. Do not interrupt the repair, it will run and then reboot back into windows

BAck up anything critical then do it now, while your OS is still working--
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For a while after i repaired it, it worked but then today it went to a blue screen saying PFN_LIST_CORRUPT

Sorry posted on my brother's account

Edited by Binson, 29 December 2005 - 09:06 PM.

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You ran a repair earlier, right?

Do you have an ati video card? If so, update your video drivers to the most recent catalyst drivers.


www.ati.com
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Run chkdsk /f /r then run through the Tune Up steps from post 4

If it blue screens again soon after then look at wiping the drive with the hard drive manufacturer's set up utility, which needs to have a write zeros to drive option

Back up whatever data you need asap
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I was running chkdsk when my computer restarted and now it keeps telling me that Ntfs.sys is missing or corrupted and then sometimes it says ntoskrnl.exe is missing or corrupted
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To resolve this problem do the followings:-

1] Boot computer with the Windows XP CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.

2] To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

3] At the command prompt, type the following commands:-

cd \windows\system32\drivers [Press the ENTER Key]

ren ntfs.sys ntfs.old [Press the ENTER Key]

If the ntfs.sys file is there and corrupt it will rename it. If it is not there then it was missing.

4]At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
copy X:\i386\ntfs.sys drive:\windows\system32\drivers [Where X=CD-ROM Drive]

5]Remove the Windows XP CD from CD-ROM drive, type quit, and then
press ENTER to quit the Recovery Console.

6. Restart the system.

See if it starts properly
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