However, erasing the drive is the most common cure since few have access to or want to use the command line.
I tried to reformat my comp with the eMachines recovery disk. I does a format of the drives. The icon bar on the left goes through steps including installing XP. At some point after that, it opens the CD drive, closes, and says it needs to reboot to finish installation. If I leave the disk in there, it just starts over. If I take the disk out, it tries to boot but give the message of "BTNTLDR is compressed" and just sits there.
How to I get this to reboot?