reply to post by Skywatcher2011
Hi Skywatcher2011, this could be a couple of things. If you dont want to wipe off the entire system and start again (kind of a drastic measure) then
only way to tell for sure what is causing the problem is to start diagnosing the problem step by step. It could be a faulty
or even just a corrupt ntfs.sys
So its there's a very good chance its not a 'dead' hard drive.
The reasoning behind this is
: The blue screen comes from the windows operating system itself so if the hard drive was 'dead'
you would not be able to load up any windows instructions at all and you would not get a Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD). The system would just hang and
you would get an error on a BLACK
screen which would be from the bios.
There is a correct order of steps to take to get the diagnosis.
Someone here has suggested using a registry cleaner and i strongly advise against that until you have tried to find out what the problem is first.
Using a registry cleaner sometimes can do more damage than the original problem.
First how far into the boot up process does the system hang or blue screen? Windows 7 has built in options for fixing some problems. You can get to
them by continuously tapping F8 during the boot up process.
If you can not access the built in boot up options do you have a windows 7 installation disk? If you do then you can use this to diagnose and maybe
even fix the problem. You boot off the installation disk and choosing 'repair' when given the option.
Using either of these 2 methods to get to the repair options I would suggest
1 - getting into the repair options choose an option to test your RAM memory.
2 - You can also try start up repair from this set of options.
3- If you still have no luck starting the system after this you can access the command prompt from the repair options and try to copy the ntfs.sys
file from your installation DVD to C:WindowsSystem32drivers to replace the old one. Of course you might want to rename the old file to ntfs.old first.
There is a guide on how to do this
, its written for XP but the
commands are the same in windows7 as well.
If you do not want to go the command liner route then you might want to try using some kind of boot disk like 'Hirens boot disk' or some kind of linux
boot disk (im sure someone like ATS member Autowrench can suggest a good linux disk to use) to try to get access to your operating system and replace
the old 'ntfs.sys' with one from the Windows 7 installation disk.
edit on 26-9-2012 by PhoenixOD because: (no reason given)