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corrupt NTFS.sys file

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bcebersold, Aug 10, 2006.

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  1. bcebersold

    bcebersold Thread Starter

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    so my computer is having some problems. when it starts up, it says "Windows could nto start because the following file is missing or corrupt. System32\Drivers\NTFS.sys" it says to restart with the windows cd and hit "r" at the first screen. i can do all that but i can not remember the administrator password. ive tried everything that it could be and have come up empty. i am able to take out the hard drive and externally hook it up to another computer. at that point, i can look through the hdd and see the files. i tried to replace the file with a copy of the one that is on the other computer but that didnt work so i changed it back. please help me out with this soon. it will be greatly appreaciated.
    thanks
    bcebersold
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    If no administrator password was ever created, just hit enter.

    If no luck, you can try one of the tools avaliable here:

    http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm

    Once you get in the recovery console try this command:

    copy c:\windows\servicepackfiles\I386\NTFS.sys c:\windows\system32\drivers
     
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