NTFS or New Technology File System is a file system introduced by Microsoft with improved support for metadata. Performance and reliability are greatly improved thanks to advanced data structures.
NTFS can get corrupted due to several reasons. One of the possible causes of bug checks, with an error code 0x00000024, is disk corruption. Corruption in your NTFS file system or bad sectors on the hard disk can cause this error. A problem occurs in NTFS.sys, driver file that allows the system to read and write to NTFS drives.
What happens once you encounter an NTFS error?
- The performance of your system becomes slow.
- System freezes periodically for few seconds at a time.
- System crashes often with Error 0x24 when running the same program.
- Windows shuts down to prevent further damage to your system.
Reasons for NTFS error
- NTFS file system blue screen error or Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) occurs after you have installed new hardware or software.
- A recent software change caused corruption in Windows registry.
- Driver conflict appears due to new hardware installation.
- Damaged or removed system files once you have installed drivers related to your Operating system.
- Error 0x24 blue screen caused by a damaged hard disk.
- RAM corruption can also result in NTFS STOP error.
Fix NTFS error
- Using chkdsk
- Boot your system using disk repair utility chkdsk. Once the system boots, keep pressing F8 key continuously to enter system’s Safe mode. A menu appears. Select booting in Safe Mode.
Operating system installation CD-ROM or DVD
Insert your Operating system installation CD-ROM or DVD into the system. Once it starts, it automatically detects that installation is already there and lets you go to the recovery console (by pressing the ‘R’ key). Follow on-screen instructions until you see repair console.
- Place your hard disk on a different system. You can access it from the other system’s host system.
- Run ‘chkdsk’ until the end.
- Go to ‘My Computer’. Select the appropriate disk, right-click, and select Properties. Now go to Tools -> Check this drive for errors.
- To fix errors, open Command Prompt by clicking on the Start button. Type cmd in the search bar. Launch Command Prompt.
- Type chkdsk C: /f and hit Enter. You can replace C with the letter of your hard drive partition where your Operating system is installed.
- To get rid of errors and repair physical issues, type chkdsk C: /r and hit Enter.
- Perform a clean boot of your system
If any software compatibility issues have caused the NTFS error, you can go for a clean boot.
- Click on Start. Type msconfig. Hit Enter to open System Configuration.
- Now click on General Choose Selective startup. Uncheck Load startup items.
- Under Services Tab, check Hide all Microsoft services and click Disable all.
- Now click on Apply. Click OK and restart your system.
- Using System Restore
Use System Restore to restore your system to a previously working point.
- Click on Start
- Now search for ‘Create a restore point’ and click on System Properties.
- Under Protection Settings, select your main system drive and click Configure.
- Now select Turn on system protection.
- Click Apply. Click Ok.
- Update Windows drivers
Outdated drivers can cause the compatibility issue. You can update all such drivers.
- Click on Start
- In the search bar, type Device Manager and select it from the list of results.
- Expand any of the categories that are seen on the Device Manager window. Find the name of your device, right-click, and select Update Driver.
- Select Search automatically for updated driver software.
- If Windows search does not return a new driver, you can search for an update on the device manufacturer’s website and follow the instructions.
- Running SFC scan
SFC or System File Checker tool can be used to fix any corrupted system files.
- Click on Start. Type cmd in the search bar and launch Command Prompt as administrator.
- In the Command Prompt window, type sfc /scannow and hit Enter.
The system scans for all the errors. After the completion of scanning process, restart your computer.
Recovering lost data with Remo Recover software
If you suffered data loss in the process of rectifying NTFS errors, do not worry.
Even if you formatted your internal hard drive to get rid of NTFS errors, you can still recover data from formatted internal hard drive with Remo Recover software. You can also perform full formatted hard drive recovery with this software.
Remo Recover can recover several different file types and is equipped to restore data from lost, deleted, formatted or re-formatted drives as well.
The user interface is extremely simple, allowing you to recover data in a matter of few minutes.