#1
Yesterday my gf's dad gave me his old computer. I left the computer on last night because I was copying music across and when I woke up this morning to check on it, it restarted and now says that the 'system32\Drivers\Ntfs.sys' is missing or corrupt. I looked the problem up on the internet and it says to use the windows XP recovery disk. I have 2 separate disks but neither of them seem to work. With one of them it says 'no recovery data found, system recovery not possible'

When I put the other disc in it says 'press any key to boot from cd' then it says 'file setupdd.sys could not be loaded. the error code is 4. Setup cannot continue'

Does anybody know how to fix this?
Any help appreciated.
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#2
Well, is the recovery disk made by the same manufacturer as the computer? I know that most recovery disks only work with the computer they came with.
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#3
Yep the recovery disks are the same make as the computer
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#4
Well if you are typing this on a desktop, one option would be to pull out the hard-drive from that computer, stick it in the one you're working on and copy Ntfs.sys from your hard-drive to that one. When you put it back, it should work fine.
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#5
I'm typing this on my laptop. The other computer is a desktop
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#7
Indeed it does.
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#8
Heh... you don't need Windows. Get Ubuntu and join the open source world.

Check if you can run in MS-DOS. We can try something from there.
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