so it seems that my ntfs.sys on my boot disk is corrupted. i'm running winxp. searching google, everything seems to indicate that i need to figure out a way to boot from another disk, remove the ntfs.sys and run chkdsk on the corrupted disk. however, what they fail to mention is how to avoid the bsod that immediately comes up when i load up the corrupted disk. i've tried plugging this corrupt disk into a fat32 os = bsod in safe mode i've tried running recovery console from orginal winxp cd = bsod i've tried using bartpe = bsod so i'm not able to remove the corrupted ntfs.sys from the corrupted disk. the only thing that i can think of which i haven't tried is using linux and removing the ntfs.sys from linux. but i've got a slow internet connection and it'll take me a while to download a linux bootcd. meanwhile, does anyone have any other suggestions that i can try?