If you keep getting random blue screens with Ntfs.sys lately, don’t panic. It can be quite easy to fix…

3 fixes for Ntfs.sys BSOD

Just work your way down the list until this Blue Screen of Death(BSoD) ntfs.sys issue is resolved.

  1. Update ALL the drivers available
  2. For Windows 10 users only: remove BitDefender and/or Webroot
  3. Check for RAM issues

Fix 1: Update ALL the drivers available

Nine times out of ten, this Ntfs.sys BSoD error occurs simply because you have the wrong/corrupted/outdated drivers on your computer. It can be difficult to put finger on which one is offending our system so we need to update ALL the drivers available to help resolve the situation.

There’re two ways you can update your device drivers — manually or automatically:

Update your drivers manually – To troubleshoot the issue, you can update all available drivers manually ONE BY ONE until you pin down the exact driver at fault. Firstly you’ll have to go to the manufacturer’s website, search for the most recent correct driver for the devices. Be sure to choose ONLY drivers that are compatible with your variant of Windows system versions. Then download & update them on your own.


Update your drivers automatically  – Manually updating all the drivers is no picnic. If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver EasyYou don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.  
  3.  You can upgrade to the Pro version and click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of ALL the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.

    You can also click Update to do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.
  4. Restart your computer and keep track of your PC to see if the ntfs.sys bsod problem gets fixed.

Fix 2: For Windows 10 users only: remove BitDefender and/or Webroot

Turns out some third-party anti-malwares cannot do well with our OS, hence this ntfs.sys failed problem with BitDefender and Webroot being the most nasty ones. So we might have to check if we have them installed unknowingly and remove them.

To do so:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  , and type apps. Click Apps & features.
  2. Browse through the apps & features list and see if you have BitDefender or Webroot. If yes, uninstall BOTH of them.

  3. Restart your computer and hopefully the ntfs.sys bsod problem never ever strikes again.

Fix 3: Check for RAM issues

Faulty or incorrect set up RAM can also be the reason behind this ntfs.sys system crashing issue. So we might have to check if everything works just fine on our hardwares. To do do:

  1. Check your hardwares. Turn off and unplug your PC, then remove all of your RAM sticks. Try to power your computer back on with the sticks, ONE BY ONE. If your computer fails to boot with a specific RAM, you know that one is to blame. 
  2. Check the timings and frequency of the RAM. Go to your RAM’s manufacturer’s official website and find out the default & recommended values. If they don’t match, you might have to overlock/underlock the RAM. Be sure to leave your PC with professional hands if you’re not familiar with the BIOS modding stuff.

There you go – top 3 fixes for your ntfs.sys Blue Screen of Death problem. Hope this helps and feel free to drop us a comment below if you have any further questions or ideas to share with us. 🙂

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