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Published: June 24, 2016 | Applies to:

This fix will help you to solve NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM BSOD in Windows 10 either by error checking on disks or using Driver Verifier.

NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM stop error is the another Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error about which we’ll discuss in this article. It may happen on any Windows operating system (OS) you’re using. Since Windows uses New Technology File System (NTFS), the error is contributed by the driver related to it, i.e. ntfs.sys.

Recently, we came around this BSOD error on a Windows 10 running machine. The complete error message received in this case is as follows:

Your PC ran into a problem that it couldn’t handle, and now it needs to restart.

If you’d like to know more, you can search online later for this error: NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM

FIX NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM BSOD In Windows 10

Sometimes the error message also mentions the driver causing this error and generally it is ntfs.sys. Also users may receive another similar BSOD to this, but with FAT_FILE_SYSTEM message as Windows OSes uses File Allocation Table (FAT) system as well. According to Microsoft, these error may occur due to corruption on disks or due to presence of bad sectors on hard drive. The fixes mentioned below can be applied to fix both type of errors.

FIX : NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM BSOD In Windows 10

FIX 1 – By Performing Error Checking On Disks

Since the error might occur due to bad sectors or corruption on disk, it would be great if you can check for errors, manually on your disks. Follow these steps:

1. Press W8K + R and open This PC. Right click on the disk and select Properties.

FIX NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM BSOD In Windows 10

2. In the disk property sheet, switch to Tools tab, Under Error Checking, click on Check button. You may need to provide User Account Control (UAC) permissions for this.

FIX NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM BSOD In Windows 10

3. Sometimes Windows may tell you that you don’t need to scan the disk but since you’re receiving BSOD errors, ignore the warning and hit Scan drive option.

FIX NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM BSOD In Windows 10

4. This will start disk checking wizard and take few moments.

FIX NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM BSOD In Windows 10

Once the wizard is done with checking errors for your disk, you’ll receive the message shown below. If you like, you can click Show Details link to explore more about checked errors.

FIX NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM BSOD In Windows 10

You should follow this process for all of the disks available on your machine. If there were corruption on any of the disks, I believe after following this process, BSOD error will be not occur. If it occurs, try FIX 2.

FIX 2 – Using Driver Verifier

Driver Verifier is great utility inside Windows that may help you to troubleshoot corrupted drivers. This BSOD error may occur due to ntfs.sys driver which handles NTFS drives. You can check the integrity of that driver by using Driver Verifier. The dedicated steps are mentioned here:

Steps to verify ntfs.sys using Driver Verifier

Once you verified the driver, you can perform crash analysis to locate the fault and fix it accordingly.

Hope something helps!


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2 Comments

  • Kapil, I just can’t get past the BSOD, even using your Step 1. Any other ideas?

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ You can try FIX 2 and see if it works!

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