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NTLDR is compressed.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by oneillsds, Sep 9, 2004.

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  1. oneillsds

    oneillsds Thread Starter

    Sep 9, 2004
    Hi, I went through system restore on my windows xp h.e. because my comp had to of had a lot of trojans or something, but anyways I thought that system restore was the best way to go so i did so. Then at the end of system restore it said to click 'restart' to complet restoration and well i did so and soon after it restarted a black screen with the words '' NTLDR is compressed. Press ctrl+alt+dlt to restart came up. I did just that, but this message comes up every time! Please, someone help me on this.
  2. MFDnNC


    Sep 7, 2004
  3. maxmelbin


    Jun 14, 2004
    If you have compressed your hard disk drive by using the Compress drive to save disk space option under the Properties menu for your hard disk drive and have performed a non-destructive recovery or a system recovery, you may see the following error message:

    NTLDR is compressed. Press CRTL-ALT-DEL to restart.

    This error message is resolved by following these steps:

    Press Ctrl + Alt + Del, select Shut Down, and then select Restart.

    Press F8 repeatedly when you see the first logo screen during startup.

    If the Windows Advanced Option menu does not open, then u need to use an Xp cd to enter recovery console .

    From the Windows Advanced Option menu, use the keyboard arrow keys to select Return to OS Choices Menu and then press Enter.

    Using the arrow keys, select Microsoft Windows Recovery Console and then press Enter.

    Enter the appropriate number for the WINDOWS installation, for example, the WINDOWS installation could be listed as 3: C:\WINDOWS or 3: D:\WINDOWS.

    If prompted, enter your Administrator password and press Enter. If there is no password, just press Enter.

    At the prompt, if the WINDOWS installation you selected in previous step was C:\WINDOWS, type:

    cd c:\

    Or, if the WINDOWS installation you selected was D:\WINDOWS, type:

    cd d:\

    At the prompt, type:

    attrib -c ntldr

    and then press Enter.

    At the prompt, type: exit

    Press the Enterkey and immediately remove all discs or diskettes from the computer to allow the computer to restart.
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