NTFS (NT File System) is the default file system used by Microsoft Windows operating systems since the release of Microsoft Windows NT. NTFS is an improvement over the former FAT file system, offering greater reliability and safety, but is also prone to developing NTFS errors, which can cause the system to become unbootable. When you find an NTFS error, you can try to repair the disk and carry on your work, but it will take a little time to do so.
Things You’ll Need:
1 Hard drive with NTFS reported error
2 System installation CD or DVD
3 Second PC with Windows operating system installed
1, You need to run disk repair utility, such as Amigabit Disk Defrag to clean up errors on your hard disk. Turn on the computer and press “F8″ while it is booting (or any key is listed on the screen during startup). This will take you to a boot menu presented with the boot options. Select “Safe Mode” and continue booting. This mode is a reduced version of Windows without the most loaded drivers.
2, Go to “My Computer” in the “Start” menu and highlight the drive where you are experiencing the NTFS errors. Click the right mouse button on the affected drive and choose “Properties”. This will open the drive properties window. Select the “Tools” and select the option to \\ “check the drive for errors. \\” The system will run through the disk check utility, repairing NTFS error present.
3, If this is not successful, access the repair console, putting the Windows system installation disc in the drive. Turn off the computer and then turn it on again to load the disc. Choose \\ “boot from the CD-ROM disk drive \\” during the boot sequence of your computer (press F8 as you did before entering the configuration and change the boot option). Choose to enter the repair console when offered the option on the screen. The repair console will appear as a text prompt, eg \\: Enter “chkdsk to:” with the actual drive letter of your troubled unit replace the “a,” “The \\ \\> \\.” – chkdsk will run on your system and repair NTFS error in the affected unit.
4, move the drive to a second PC, if the affected disk is your boot hard drive and you cannot access safe mode and your system installation disk is not available. Connect the hard drive to the second PC and use the Safe Mode from the operating system affected PC to repair the unit.