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NTLDR is compressed

by fbelzile / April 25, 2004 11:46 AM PDT

Hi, I cant boot Windows because of this error:

NTLDR is compressed
Pres Ctrl+Alt+Del to re-start

I got Linux and I made a back-up of my windows programs and files.

***I DO NOT have a WinXP installatiion CD***

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***I DO NOT have a WinXP installatiion CD***
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2004 11:57 AM PDT
In reply to: NTLDR is compressed

From what I read, you'll need your XP CD or the restore CD to fix this. Or some try moving it to another machine!

Hope they supply it for you. If you had a retail CD and lost it, here's how to get a new one -> How do I obtain a replacement CD?

To obtain replacement CD-ROMs or manuals, contact the Microsoft Replacement and Supplemental Parts Department at (800) 360-7561.


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Did you happen to "move" XP?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2004 12:43 PM PDT
In reply to: NTLDR is compressed is noteworthy along with your note about another OS. It's possible you may have tried to move the XP OS.

Sadly, you see a XP CD is needed to finalize this repair with FIXBOOT.

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Re:Did you happen to
by fbelzile / April 25, 2004 11:37 PM PDT

What If I borrowed the installation CD from a friend and repaired it from his CD, will that work?

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Be sure to nab your CD copy too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 26, 2004 2:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Re:Did you happen to

As to predicting your success or failure, I am not a fortune teller.


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Thanks but...
by fbelzile / April 28, 2004 8:27 AM PDT

Yeah OK but all I need is the recovery console that looks like the command promt.

I know that the WinXP install disks have this but will downloading the 6 boot disk from Microsoft have this function?

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