win2k ntfs file system problem ...

By Gandalf ยท 4 replies
Feb 22, 2002
  1. Help ...For some reason my win2k ntfs file system decided to mess up. It returns an error upon boot preventing me from getting into windows. It tells me to run the checkdisk thing, so I though I'd reboot into safe made, which gives me the same error *sighs*

    Now, my question, does anyone by any chance have some form of win2k boot floppy that can read ntfs partitions? Cuz my normal windows boot floppies only read FAT :(.

    - Bram
  2. duku

    duku TS Rookie Posts: 41

    I never heard of NT5 boot floppy disk :), but I may suggest you some alternates.

    1. boot from Win2k CD and choose Recovery Console (this way you can access your WinNT directory)

    2. go to and get the NTFS driver for DOS (unfortunately is read-only, the write version needs to be purchased)
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    You can always go to TUCOWS & do a search on NTFS. You'll find quite a few utilities allowing you to read your NTFS partitions allowing you to at least save the important files on that partition :confused:
  4. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Posts: 672

    What exactly is the error from checkdisk?
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    yeah, boot from the windows 2000 CD, choose repair, choose repair with the recovery console, put in your admin password.

    now issue this command:

    chkdsk c: /p

    where c: is the partition containing windows. Once its finished, give it another run. Then reboot.
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