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chibi-inuyasha-girl

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I've got XP. An HP computer. Meaning I have the built in System Restore feature if my system goes kaflooey, right?

Wrong.

A longer time ago, I accidently deleted an important file that allowed the system to run. So we discovered the "System Restore" feature. We ran it and came to this message:

"NTLDR is compressed.
Press ctrl + alt + del to restart"

So we had a guy come out and reinstall windows for us. It worked for 2 months... until I broke Windows again! :tazz: The same guy came and fixed it again. Everything is happy now.

I have a question. Can I safely uncompress all my folders without having a major breakdown? Or will this only lead to more problems for me? I'm afraid to uncompress the WINDOWS folder and the SYSTEM32 ones. Even some folders I know what they contain. I don't want to have to start my computer from scratch again. It's NOT fun.
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Did you use the built-in Windows Compression to compress them in the first place? I don't recommend using compression at all.
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Did you use the built-in Windows Compression to compress them in the first place? I don't recommend using compression at all.

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I went to My Computer and right clicked it to go to Properties. Once there, I read a ways down and saw the "compress contents to save disk space" and checked the box.
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I wouldn't recommend doing that since it can reduce system performance and make it more difficult to recover data.
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