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Ntdlr is compressed but i have no cd

I never used an actuald cd to reinstall windows becuase the recovery was on an hdd partition. is there a way to fix this problem without the xp reocvery disk?

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Yes, provided the recovery partition on your hddisk is still intact.
What you'll just do is, restart your system, and while doing so, keep tapping the F11 key, this brings out, or boots your recovery partition.
Then just follow the on-screen instructions after that. (PLEASE!!! backup your necessary files first, because that process is going to Format your harddisk and change everything back to the way you bought it...NEW! )
Goodluck!

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Ok.
Thake a look at this guide:
http://tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm
Hope it will help you out. Contact me if you need any more assistance.
-r0lfi

Posted on Jul 11, 2009

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