Repair Install Xp Pro issue (missing file)

By rogue12
Jan 28, 2007
  1. Repair Install Xp Pro issue

    Hi all,
    Ok, i did a repair install of Windows for a freinds computer, repair went sucessfully and said it would continue after reboot so it rebooted then after that i get message saying that c:\windows\system32\drivers\ntfs.sys is missing or corrupted. How could a repair install create such an issue?

    Also i found how to fix this, it says to copy ntfs.sys off win xp cd to hard-drive, but im worried i might get access denied when i try, should i be worried this will happen?
    Thanks for any help.
  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    you never know unless you've tried. And if MS doesn't mention anything about that specific problem on its faq, then i don't see why you should worry... unless you've encrypted your hdd in the first place..

    btw, you might also want to run a chkdsk /f maybe...
  3. rogue12

    rogue12 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Ok, I copied the ntfs.sys file successfully to hard-drive but problem was I had to use another windows xp disc to copy the ntfs.sys file to hard-drive as the original xp disc, the ntfs.sys was corrupted on it. (one i did repair install with).
    I then rebooted windows is starting screen appeared so the copy worked (ntfs.sys) then I get blue screen with error i think SESSION5_INITIALIZATION_FAILED(something like that), i believe it was the repair install not able to complete as i had to use other xp disc to copy the ntfs.sys to hard-drive. As this is the case i can't complete the repair with original disc install without getting the ntfs.sys is missing as it corrupted on it. What do i do to make it complete if the ntfs.sys is corrupted on the disc the original one?
    Also format not an option many important files on it.

    Thanks for any help.
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