New hard drive or not?

  orsta 16:32 24 Oct 2010

I keep getting nfts.sys BSOD messages.
STOP: 0x00000024 (0x0019044a, etc)
nfts.sys - Address 83813EE6 etc

This has been happening for a while, with no one program setting it off.

I have done the usual as search on google.
1. ran check disk with /f /r, which usually finds only two problems.
2. ran a memmory check, which came up clean.
3. ran SAS amd MBAM scans, which came up clean.

Should I head over to Amazon for a new drive?

I am off to run another chkdsk scan before looking back on these forums.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:02 24 Oct 2010

click here;en-us;Q228888

  GaT7 17:54 24 Oct 2010

FB's link again click here.

If no joy with the above, you're using WinXP & can get into the BIOS, change the boot order to boot from CD-rom,. Then follow this guide click here to do a repair installation on the drive/partition where WinXP is installed. G

  orsta 18:28 24 Oct 2010

Sorry, should of said Vista.


  orsta 18:59 24 Oct 2010

FB & Crossbow, The first link link complicated so have started an repair installation.

Will report back tomorrow and let you know how things worked out.


  961 19:04 24 Oct 2010

You can always check the condition of your hard drive by downloading and running the tests on this Seagate tool

click here

  orsta 18:48 26 Oct 2010

In the end the repair installation did the trick. I tried running the Seagate tools from 961's link, but they did not recognise my hard drives. So will have a look for similar ones from WD and Maxtor.


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