How to Troubleshoot “Ntfs.sys Failed” Problem in Windows 10

The NTFS.sys file can be an important system file or a third-party device driver that is required for the Windows operating system to work. In general, SYS files allow connected or internal hardware to communicate with the operating system and third-party programs.

There are many reasons why NTFS.sys errors occur, so how to get rid of NTFS.sys errors? The following tips explain how to do this.

What causes the “Ntfs.sys failed” error in Windows PC?

If your system is getting NTFS.SYS blue screen errors, it is probably due to NTFS corruption, bad sectors on your hard drive, or incompatible device drivers. Sometimes this error can be caused by depletion of non-page pool memory, a malware attack on your computer, and corrupted system files.

How to resolve the “Ntfs.sys failed” issue on Windows 10?

Perform an SFC scan

  1. Press the Windows logo key on your keyboard and type cmd.
  2. Then right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
  3. Click Yes when prompted for confirmation.
  4. In the Command Prompt window, type sfc /scannow and press Enter.
  5. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
  6. Check your computer to see if the NTFS.sys BSOD error has been fixed.

Go to safe mode with networking

  1. Make sure your computer is turned off.
  2. Press the power button to turn on your computer. When Windows displays the login screen (that is, when
  3. Windows is fully loaded), long-press the power switch to shut down your computer.
  4. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the message “Preparing for Auto Repair” appears on the screen.
  5. Wait for Windows to finish diagnosing the computer, and then tap More Options.
  6. Click Troubleshooting.
  7. Click Advanced Settings.
  8. Click Startup Settings.
  9. Click Restart.
  10. Press the 5 key on your keyboard to enable Safe Mode with Networking.
  11. You have now successfully rebooted to Safe Mode with Networking.

Updating device drivers

This problem can occur if you are using incorrect or outdated device drivers. Therefore, you should update all the available drivers and see if that solves the problem. If you don’t have the time, patience, or computer knowledge to update these drivers, you can do it with a third-party driver update tool.

Remove third-party anti-malware software

  1. Press the Windows logo key on your keyboard and type Apps.
  2. Click on Apps and Features.
  3. Scroll through the list of apps and features and see if you have any third-party anti-malware software. If so, uninstall it.
  4. Reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
  5. Check if the NTFS.sys BSOD problem persists.

Frequently Asked Questions

An NTFS failure error is a "blue screen of death" (BSOD) error that can appear with the stop code, System_Service_Exception. This error can cause your Windows computer to crash or crash, resulting in a total loss of data.

The culprit behind the NTFS_File_SYSTEM (Ntfs.sys) is probably a corrupted hard drive, whether it is a corrupted NTFS file system or hard drive errors such as bad sectors. In addition, corrupt hard drive drivers can also cause Ntfs to malfunction.

Ntfs. sys is an NTFS-related system file (it is not a threat to your PC) and is needed for Windows to work. It is also the hardware driver that allows Windows to read and write to NTFS disks.

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