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ALTDR.EXE is a virus. You will need to remove it with anti-virus software and then install windows (or you could format the drive before installing windows xp, if you don't have anything on it you want to save).

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Please help!! my dell latitude d620 fails to boot displaying: YVFXP is compressed press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. When i do this it jus does the same thing.


Ifyou have compressed the hard disk drive using the Compress drive to save disk space option under the Propertiesmenu for your hard disk drive and have performed a non-destructive recovery ora system recovery, the following error message may appear: NTLDR is compressed. Press CRTL-ALT-DEL to restart. This error message is resolved byfollowing these steps: 1. Insert the Windows XP CD drive onthe computer and restart the computer. 2. Press F12 when the computer firststarts, then select CD-ROM, click any key to boot into windows startup. 3. When you get to the install windowsXP screen: 4. Press Rto repair the Windows XP installation using Recovery Console. 5. Enter the appropriate number for theWINDOWS installation, for example, the WINDOWS installation could be listed as 3:C:\WINDOWS or 3: D:\WINDOWS . 6. If prompted, enter yourAdministrator password and press Enter . If there is no password, justpress Enter . 7. At the prompt, if the WINDOWSinstallation you selected in Step 4 was C:\WINDOWS, type: cdc:\ Or, if theWINDOWS installation you selected in Step 4 was D:\WINDOWS, type: cdd:\ 8. At the prompt, type: attrib-c ntldr and thenpress Enter . 9. At the prompt, type: exit 10.Press the Enter key and immediately remove all discs or diskettes from thecomputer to allow the computer to restart.

Mar 05, 2011 | Dell Latitude D620 Notebook

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Bootmgr is compressed


cd\
attrib -c bootmgr
attrib -c ntldr
exit.

You can try there commands in the prompt let me know how you make out.

Feb 25, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition...

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I am getting the message "NTLDR is compressed, press control/alt/delete to restart". i dont have an XP CD to restore with. What should I do?


Hello my friend,you can download setup disk from Microsoft.
Start your computer,boot from cd(keep pressing F8 and select cd rom).
Select Run Microsoft Recovery Console , click Next , and then follow the onscreen instructions.
Press R to repair the Windows XP installation using Recovery Console.
Enter the appropriate number for the WINDOWS installation, for example, the WINDOWS installation could be listed as 3: C:WINDOWS or 3: D:WINDOWS .
If prompted, enter your Administrator password and press Enter . If there is no password, just press Enter .
At the prompt, if the WINDOWS installation you selected was C:WINDOWS, type:
cd c:
Or, if the WINDOWS installation you selected was D:WINDOWS, type:
cd d:
At the prompt, type:
attrib -c ntldr
and then press Enter .
At the prompt, type: exit
Press the Enter key and immediately remove all discs or diskettes from the computer to allow the computer to restart.
The error message should be resolved.
Good luck:)

Feb 04, 2010 | E-Machines emachines (emachinees) CD-ROM...

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I am having the same difficulties as you!


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If you have compressed the hard disk drive using the Compress drive to save disk space option under the Properties menu for your hard disk drive and have performed a non-destructive recovery or a system recovery, the following error message may appear: NTLDR is compressed. Press CRTL-ALT-DEL to restart. This error message is resolved by following these steps:
  1. Insert the HP Recovery Tools CD or Compaq Recovery Tools CD into the CD drive on the computer and restart the computer.Wait for the HP Recovery Tools CD or Compaq Recovery Tools CD window to open.
  2. Select Run Microsoft Recovery Console , click Next , and then follow the onscreen instructions. NOTE: If you are unable to open a recovery console, follow the Alternate steps .
  3. Press R to repair the Windows XP installation using Recovery Console.
  4. Enter the appropriate number for the WINDOWS installation, for example, the WINDOWS installation could be listed as 3: C:\WINDOWS or 3: D:\WINDOWS .
  5. If prompted, enter your Administrator password and press Enter . If there is no password, just press Enter .
  6. At the prompt, if the WINDOWS installation you selected in Step 4 was C:\WINDOWS, type: cd c:\Or, if the WINDOWS installation you selected in Step 4 was D:\WINDOWS, type: cd d:\
  7. At the prompt, type: attrib -c ntldr and then press Enter .
  8. At the prompt, type: exit
  9. Press the Enter key and immediately remove all discs or diskettes from the computer to allow the computer to restart.The error message should be resolved.
Alternate steps NOTE: These alternate steps work for HP and Compaq desktop PCs with Windows XP and a recovery partition. (M0st HP and Compaq PCs with Windows XP have a recovery partition on the hard disk drive.) These steps do not work if you have replaced the hard disk drive, replaced Windows with another operating system, or repartitioned the recovery partition.You can use the following steps if you are unable to open a recovery console:
  1. Turn on the computer. When the initial logo screen appears, press the F10 key repeatedly until a message about starting recovery appears.
  2. At the Recovery screen, click Advanced Options and then press the Alt and D keys at the same time to go to a command prompt.
  3. At the command prompt, enter the following: diskpart
  4. At the command prompt, enter the following: list volume
  5. Remember the drive letter next to line for the main hard drive; HP_PAVILION or PRESARIO.
  6. To close Diskpart, enter the following: exit
  7. At the command prompt, enter the drive letter followed by a colon (:). For example, H:
  8. At the command prompt, enter the following: cd \windows\system32
  9. At the command prompt, type the following: compact ntldr /u <the drive letter>:\ntldr For example if the drive letter was H, you would type: compact ntldr /u h:\ntldr
  10. Type exit and press Enter .
  11. Click Quit .The error message should be resolved.

Sep 06, 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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Unable to Expand a Folder from my XP CD that I NEED!


Have you tried to copy the compressed folder from the disc to your computer desktop and open it there? Give that a try and see if it works.... I have had this happen to a couple customers at work and I just copied the folder from the disc onto the desktop, opened it there and re-installed it. Or you could also try a repair install of the OS but it does carry the possibility of losing your data and programs.

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Hard drive compressed/bootmgr compressed


U DONT NEED A RECOVERY DISC TO FORMAT YOUR HDD ALL U NEED IS THE WINDOWS DISC U WILL USE TO LOAD WINDOWS THAN START YOUR COMPUTER UP BUT WITH YOUR CD ROM TO BOOT UP FIRST U WILL THAN HAVE TO VERIFY IF U WANT TO UPGRADE YOUR SYSTEM WILL CHECK IF WINDOWS WAS INSTALLED BEFORE AND ASK U DO U WANT TO FORMAT AND YOU WILL SPECIFY YES DELETING ANY OTHER PATITIONS

Feb 06, 2009 | Advent 4211c Notebook

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Ntldr is compressed


  1. Use the Windows XP Setup disks to restart the computer, or use the Windows XP CD-ROM to restart the computer.
  2. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to repair the Windows XP installation.
  3. Press C to repair the Windows XP installation by using the Recovery Console.
  4. Type the number that corresponds to the Windows installation that you want to repair, and then press ENTER. For example, type 1, and then press ENTER.
  5. Type the Administrator password, and then press ENTER.
  6. Type map, and then press ENTER. Note the drive letter that is assigned to the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD-ROM.
  7. Type the following commands, pressing ENTER after you type each one, where drive is the drive letter that you typed in step 4 of "Method 2: Use the Recovery Console," of this article: copy drive:\i386\ntldr c:\

    copy drive:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\If you are prompted to overwrite the file, type y, and then press ENTER.

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HP NC 6000 windows 2000


1st try last known good configuration

if that doesn't work

then get the setup cd. start the setup and press r or enter repair console when asked. it asks for your password, login, then run chkdsk make sure it does the check even if it says the disk is marked clean. I dont remember which switch it was you can see them with chkdsk /?

Do that and try starting windows again.

If that failes do a repair install from the windows setup.

Jun 08, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Continuous restarting with winxp


On computers that contain Windows 98 and Windows XP: ? Windows 98 must be installed on a basic disk on a partition formatted with FAT or FAT32. If Windows 98 or Windows Me is not installed on the system partition, which is almost always the first partition on the disk, the system partition must also be formatted with FAT or FAT32. ? Compressed DriveSpace or DoubleSpace volumes won't be available while you are running Windows XP. It is not necessary to uncompress DriveSpace or DoubleSpace volumes that you will access only with Windows 98. ? Windows XP must be installed last. Otherwise important files needed for starting Windows XP could be overwritten

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