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Restored Emachine T3516 computer to factory settings and now the computer says the ntldr is compressed


This should solve your problem:

1. Start the Recovery Console. If you do not have the Recovery Console installed, start it from the Windows XP compact disc (CD). To do this, follow these steps:

a. Insert the Windows XP CD and restart the computer. If prompted, select any options required to boot from the CD.

b. When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts; choose the repair or recover option by pressing R.

c. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access from the recovery console.

d. When prompted, type the Administrator password.

2. At the command prompt, type "cd \" (without the quotation marks), and then press ENTER.

3. Type "ren ntldr ntldr.old" (without the quotation marks), and then press ENTER.

4. Type "map" (without the quotation marks), and then press ENTER.

5. Note the drive letter assigned to the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD. It is displayed in a format similar to the following: D: \Device\CdRom0

6. Type "expand <drive>\i386\ntldr._" (without the quotation marks) (where <drive> is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD), and then press ENTER. For example:

Expand d:\i386\ntldr._ <ENTER>

Note the underscore character after the "."

The following message appears: ntldr, 1 file(s) expanded.

7. Type "exit" (without the quotation marks). The computer restarts.

8. Remove the Windows XP CD and start the computer normally.

IF that fails put in your Windows installation CD and reinstall the operating system

Aug 27, 2011 | eMachines T3516 PC Desktop

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"NTLDR IS COMPRESSED PRESS CTRL+ALT+DEL TO


Repair PC
press delete at startup
go2 BIOS option
1ST BOOT DEVICE CD/DRIVE
2ND BOOT DEVICE CD/DRIVE
F10 SAVE
RESTART PRESS F12

Feb 22, 2011 | eMachines T6524 PC Desktop

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Ntldr is compressed


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:

cd \
attrib -c ntldr
exit

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

Feb 25, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Boot manager is compress


Boot Manager is compressed??? 

here are two solution:
1.
"BOOTMGR is compressed. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" 
Check points for fixing compressed boot-manager:
Boot into Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) and perform a "Startup Repair".
If the above doesn't solve the problem then boot into WinRE again, but when selecting the Vista-installation, then press "Load Drivers" (Instead of "Next") and use the mini Windows Explorer to right-click the boot-drive and deselect "Compress this Drive" and choose Apply to sub-folders and files.
If that also fails then boot into WinRE again, and go to the "Command Prompt" and execute these commands:
compact /U C:\bootmgr
compact /U C:\ntldr
If you for some strange reason have lost your Vista DVD, then you can also use a Windows 2000 / XP install CD and enter the recovery console instead and execute the following commands:
attrib -c c:\bootmgr
attrib -c c:\ntldr

2.if the above solution did not work for you try this easy way:
reboot, push open the dvd drive, load OS Vista CD/DVD, before the ridiculed bootmgr compressed shows, shutdown, boot from the dvd, let the installer do it’s job.
when reach choice “install now” choose “repair the pc” instead.
In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next.
click Startup Repair.
Just click “load drives”since you know the answer about “repair”….nothing wrong..)=:
see that??, you’re inside your HD!! I assuming that from here everybody knows what to do, if not, that what follow:
Browse for your “C” Drive, right click properties and fellas, reverse what you did, exit, reboot.

Feb 05, 2010 | HP Mini 1000 Notebook

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NTLDR is compressed -- on my emachine laptop -- I seem to be in a vicious circle here.


You can try to fix the NTLDR compressed issue by repairing it using the Windows XP OS Installation Disc

1. Restart your computer, make sure that the boot priority is on the DVD/CD Rom drive
2. Press any key to boot from CD...
3. When the Welcome setup shows up press "R" to go to Recovery console
4. Press 1 to choose the drive where the OS is installed, or a different number if your computer is configured for multibooting
5. Just press enter for the password, but if you have administrator password type in your password.
6. Type this command without quotes "attrib -c ntldr"
7. Restart your computer and it should fix the problem, if not, tell me what happen

Jan 01, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Windows XP


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This should fix all of your problems.

Jul 15, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Dell computer running windows xp will not boot. NTLDR compressed


best thing to do if you can get one is a propper install disk and then follow these instructions..


1. Start the Recovery Console. If you do not have the Recovery Console installed, start it from the Windows Xp compact disc (CD). To do this, follow these steps:

a. Insert the Windows XP CD and restart the computer. If prompted, select any options required to boot from the CD.

b. When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts; choose the repair or recover option by pressing R.

c. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access from the recovery console.

d. When prompted, type the Administrator password.

2. At the command prompt, type "cd \" (without the quotation marks), and then press ENTER.

3. Type "ren ntldr ntldr.old" (without the quotation marks), and then press ENTER.

4. Type "map" (without the quotation marks), and then press ENTER.

5. Note the drive letter assigned to the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD. It is displayed in a format similar to the following: D: \Device\CdRom0

6. Type "expand <drive>\i386\ntldr._" (without the quotation marks) (where <drive> is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD), and then press ENTER. For example:

Expand d:\i386\ntldr._ <ENTER>

Note the underscore character after the "."

The following message appears: ntldr, 1 file(s) expanded.

7. Type "exit" (without the quotation marks). The computer restarts.

8. Remove the Windows XP CD and start the computer normally.

Jul 07, 2009 | Compaq Presario 4090US (470016-303) PC...

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I have a emachines w 3107 I tried to use the system recoverey disk. I went through the whole process, Then when it re boots a error says NTLDR is compressed press alr cont del , And I get the same error...


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 command 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:

cd \
attrib -c ntldr
exit

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



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Apr 08, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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NTLDR compressed


Try the following
Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the optical (CD or DVD) drive and restart the notebook.
When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD , press any key on the keyboard.
Once in the Welcome to Setup screen, press the R key to repair Windows.
Press the 1 key and then press Enter .
Type the Administrator password at the prompt.
Type the following commands in order
cd\
ren ntldr ntldr.old
expand d:\i386\ /f:ntldr
exit
Remember to press enter after every command
Now your computer will restart, and check if the problem cures

Nov 24, 2008 | Dell Precision M60 Notebook

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I receive a message when booting up, which says NTLDR is Compressed Press Ctrl, Alt, Del to restart. I have no windows xp home edition cd or any recovery cd. My laptop is an Ei-System which I brought from...


You're in a real dilemma without an XP CD (it doesn't have to be yours). What you need to do is to repair the installation. I'm assuming you intentionally compressed your hard drive.

What you need to do is to boot to the CD and then, when prompted, press "R" to recover you build. It will take you to a shelled DOS prompt. From there run CHKDSK on your boot drive and it should see the compressed NTLDR and fix it.

Aug 26, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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