How to Fix NTFS.sys Missing or Corrupted Errors? Best Solutions

How to Fix NTFS.sys Missing or Corrupted Errors? Best Solutions

This page offers the best solution to fix NTFS.sys missing or corrupt error, also the solution to recover lost data caused by NTFS.sys missing error.

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Oct 16, 2020 • Filed to: Windows Computer Solutions • Proven solutions


1NTFS.sys missing or NTFS.sys corrupted error

This problem occurred when I was installing the Service Pack 2 and it froze, so I reboot and got the error telling me:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: System32DriversNtfs.sys You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'R' at the first screen to start the repair

So I followed the tutorial as I said in the beginning. I run through it all, except at the end the "quit" command doesn't work, and the CD-Rom doesn't eject. So I use "exit" and eject the CD-Rom after I reboot. Then it goes back to the same stupid screen about starting windows. Please is there a way to fix this without cleaning my hard drive and reinstalling windows? I did that 2 days ago because of accidentally messing up the boot file.


If the NTFS.sys file is missing or corrupted, your computer will encounter an NTFS.sys blue screen error and this happens usually. Thus, knowing how to fix NTFS.sys blue screen error becomes important. In addition, boot.ini file missing is also a common similar issue.

2How to Fix NTFS.sys Blue Screen Error?

If the way above doesn't work, you are supposed to get help from an NTFS.sys error fixer. There must be lots of tools that can do help. Here we recommend using WondershareLiveBoot because this program is extremely easy to use, we only need to do several clicks. And LiveBoot provides CD, DVD, and USB drive to boot up the computer.

Step 1. Insert the CD, DVD, or USB drive of LiveBoot, and start your computer.
Step 2. Start your computer by choosing "Boot from LiveBoot" on the Boot Menu.
Step 3. Then click the "Windows Recovery" tab on the top and hit the "Boot Files Recovery" menu on the left.

ntfs.sys missing

Step 4. If there are more than one Windows on your hard disk, choose the target one, and begin the scanning work. If there is only one, you can ignore it.
Step 5. Then click to Repair your Windows.

That's it. Get your CD, DVD, or USB drive back, and you'll find that Windows is back to normal then.

Know more about Wondershare LiveBoot Boot CD

3How to Recover Lost Data Caused by NTFS.sys Blue Screen Error

Sometimes, important files get lost when you fix NTFS.sys blue screen error, and it's also possible that some files/data on pc are accidentally deleted or formatted during the process of fixing this issue, under these circumstances, you'll probably need a powerful data recovery tool to get both your OS and your files on the PC back to normal.

Recoverit Data Recovery

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Recoverit data recovery software is capable of restoring deleted/lost files or formatted partition from hard drive (HDD and SSD), external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, digital camera, camcorder, iPod, Music Player and many kinds of mobile devices (Nokia, Blackberry phones and Phones with older Android OS than ICS). It's pretty easy to use. You can follow the simple steps below to learn how to recover lost data with Recoverit data recovery software.

Step 1: After the installation of Recoverit, launch it, and choose a recovery mode. Here you can choose the "Deleted Files Recovery" mode to start.


Step 2: Then you can select the location to start looking for your lost data. And then you can click the "Start" icon to start the scanning process.


Step 3: It will start a quick scan to find your data. You can turn to try the "All-Around Recovery" option to start a deep scan to search more files If you can't find your lost files after the quick scan.


Step 4: After the "Scan" process, it will display the result on the screen, where you can easily preview the recovered files. Select the target files and click "Recover" button to get them back.


Please do not save the files in the hard disk where you deleted or lost the data.

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