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NTFS.sys corrupted or missing...

First off you should know I installed some new memory and a video card before this happened. But I have since took both out. So, here is the problem: I turn on the computer and windows won't load. It tells me that "system32/drives/ntfs.sys is corrupted or missing" I tried to run windows xp cd to repair the file but the cd won't load all the files. I've tried to load the cd a few times and it says dmboot.sys or dmio.sys and sometimes other files are corrupted and that it has to quit. The cd works fine on my other computer. any suggestions?

hp pavilion 8754c
800 pentium 3
128 ram
xp pro

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Re:NTFS.sys corrupted or missing... The clue may be "won't load all files."

Try a CD lens cleaner, make sure the CD is free from fingerprints and then change the CD drive. They do age and your post has comments that mimic what a person would write if the CD drive was aging (and failing.)


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Re:NTFS.sys corrupted or missing...

Check the Resolution section of the article "Q822800" for steps to replace the file NTFS.sys.

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