My laptop spontaneously crashed last night and now won't start Windows. Each time it starts up it spends a few seconds on the 'loading windows' page then stops with a blue screen. The message in brief is:
A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
The problem seems to be caused by the following file: Ntfs.sys
Unfortunately, I don't have a floppy drive on my laptop so I can't use the Automated System Recovery Disk. I can access the Windows boot menu, but starting in safe mode etc doesn't make any difference. Also running the Windows XP CD in repair mode also results in the blue screen error.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Is there any way I can run check disk from a bootable CD for example?