Repair Error 0x00000024
What is Error 0x00000024?
Error 0x00000024 can be seen when you start up and a screen comes up asking which mode you would startup in.
Regardless of the mode you select, it leads up to the Windows screen with the loading bar and your computer crashes from there onwards. When you press F8 in order to select the “Disable Automatic Restart On System Failure” option, that is when this error shows up:
ST0P 0X00000024 (x00190203, 0x82700550, 0xc000012, 0x00000000)
Due to this error, both Safe and Normal modes become inaccessible.
If you’re having this error then it is the indication of an issue with the file NTFS.sys. Further, there might also be problems with the IRP (Interrupt Request Packet) or the disk may have been corrupted.
There are multiple other causes of this error, including heavy fragmentation of your hard drive or problems caused by your antivirus software.
Further Information and Manual Repair
First and foremost, you are suggested to run Chkdsk. In order to do this, you have to enter your BIOS and select CDROM as your primary booting device. Now follow the below-mentioned steps:
- Insert your Windows XP installation CD into the CDROM and reboot your PC.
- Press any key to proceed with the boot from CD when you are prompted to do so.
- When the Windows XP setup menu shows up, hit the “R” key to proceed with repairing Windows.
- If there is only one Windows installed on your computer then hit the “1” key and proceed by pressing enter. If there are more than two Windows then hit the number which is associated (according to the screen you are viewing) to the Windows you want to repair. Usually, this is C:/Windows and associated with “1” but if that is not the case then you should simply press the number that corresponds with the windows you want to repair and proceed.
- Now, you will see a screen that prompts you to enter your administrator password. Most people don’t have an admin password and in that case, you should simply hit enter and you’d be good to go. If you do have an administrator password, however, then you should type it in, hit enter, and proceed.
- When the DOS prompt shows up, type in chkdsk/f and hit return.
If you see no improvement in solving Error 0x00000024, and the problem keeps persisting, then you should start over. But this time you should type sfc/scannow instead of chkdsk/f and hit return.
There are a few other complex methods that you can try as well but this is the most recommended procedure as it is easier, quicker, and most likely to fix the error.