Windows XP is not a Robust Operating System, as it usually corrupts core kernel with Virus Attacks, Power Failures, and other Vulnerabilities.
A recent instance happened in a Billing System at my workplace, having Windows XP as Operating System, was unable to boot up and issued with an error below:
“Missing or Corrupt ntfs.sys C:Windowssystem32driversntfs.sys”.
Some of the reasons why we are issued with such an exception by Windows XP Master Boot Record. Reasons are as under:
- HDD Converted from FAT32 to NTFS.
- Virus / Malware Vulnerabilities.
- RAM Failures, file corruption.
In order to resolve such exceptions, we must have Windows XP Bootable CD-ROM. Procedure goes following below points:
- Enter BIOS Setup and set CD-ROM as first Booting Device.
- Insert Windows XP CD, in the CD-ROM.
- Press any key to enter setup.
- In the welcome setup screen, Press “R” to enter Recovery Console.
- Enter the number of the Windows getting Repaired, followed by Administrator Password of the Windows XP.
- At the command prompt, type:
copy x:i386ntfs.sys c:windowssystem32drivers
- If prompted to overwrite Press “y” to continue.
- Reboot to continue and remove the Windows XP CD-ROM.
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