1] Boot computer with the Windows XP CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
2] To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.
3] At the command prompt, type the following commands:-
cd \windows\system32\drivers [Press the ENTER Key]
ren ntfs.sys ntfs.old [Press the ENTER Key]
If the ntfs.sys file is there and corrupt it will rename it. If it is not there then it was missing.
4]At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
copy X:\i386\ntfs.sys drive:\windows\system32\drivers [Where X=CD-ROM Drive]
5]Remove the Windows XP CD from CD-ROM drive, type quit, and then
press ENTER to quit the Recovery Console.
6. Restart the system.
Article ID: 555531 - Last Review: Feb 14, 2017 - Revision: 1