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fallonides

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I have no idea what happened to my computer, and am hoping someone here can help.

I was about to open up a document file in OpenOffice when the folder froze. It would not close, minimize, etc. I could access the rest of my computer, and I decided at that point to restart the computer, which I did.

Once restarted, it gave me a black screen reading:

NTLDR is missing.
Press Ctrl Alt Del to restart.

So I did, and got the same error. I went onto an alternate computer to search for information, and what I found prompted me to do a non-destructive repair using the recovery software provided by HP. I did so, and it restarted when it finished.

I then received a new error, stating

NTLDR is compressed.

Again, I went on a search, which led me to this HP website:

http://h10025.www1.h...p;product=12455

I followed the alternate directions as stated, as I was unable initially to access the repair console. The computer restarted after everything was said and done. Now, a bunch of old files and folders are back, which I expected. But now, many folders are missing, or I have folders, but they are devoid of files.

Is there any way to fix this? Or am i simply screwed... Thanks for any help you guys can give.
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dr.huynh

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An NTLDR is compressed error is pretty easy to fix (much better then NTLDR is missing errors!).

First you need to boot to the recovery console.

To boot to the recovery console follow these steps:
1. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer. Click(or press any key) to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.
2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
3. When prompted type "1" or if you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.
4. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
5. Now you should be at the comman prompt and ready to repair the ntldr file!

Now all you need to do is enter the following commands(in order) and each command on a new line just like you see them here:
Code:

cd \
attrib -c ntldr
exit

Your computer should now reboot, and everything "should" work!
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