My daughter accidently went into the recovery program for the Compaq Presario SR 1365CL and now she cannot start the computer becuase it hangs up on the NTLDR is compressed, when she presses Ctrl + Alt+ Del to restart. How do you fix this problem?
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Re: Compaq Presario SR 1365CL NTLDR is Compressed
Although i am not conversant with your model i would suggest that when you try to boot up ,hit what ever key it suggests to recover your pc ...........possibly F11 then follow the onscreen directions,let me know how you go
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Boot from your Windows installation disk and try to repair the Windows installation. NTLDR means NT Loader,it's the primary boot file for your OS. You can repair if it can,or re-install.Just don't reformat during the process or it will wipe everything off your HDD partition. Bob
Plz check the below link from HP. It will help you in resolving the issue. ?Missing NTLDR? Serious Error Message Appears During Startup http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00213449&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en Let me know if you find any difficulties doing this.. I hope this will help you to get it work. Plz vote for me..Dreamkam
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
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!
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.
Select Run Microsoft Recovery Console , click Next , and then follow the onscreen instructions.
If you are unable to open a recovery console, follow the Alternate steps .
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 in Step 4 was C:\WINDOWS, type:
cd c:\Or, if the WINDOWS installation you selected in Step 4 was D:\WINDOWS, type:
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.
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:
Turn on the computer. When the initial logo screen appears, press the F10 key repeatedly until a message about starting recovery appears.
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.
At the command prompt, enter the following: diskpart
At the command prompt, enter the following: list volume
Remember the drive letter next to line for the main hard drive; HP_PAVILION or PRESARIO.
To close Diskpart, enter the following: exit
At the command prompt, enter the drive letter followed by a colon (:). For example, H:
At the command prompt, enter the following: cd \windows\system32
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
F11 process is not working and you get a NTLDR missing when you turnon the notebook.
Steps to be performed: 1. Perform hard drive self test from BIOS. 2. If it is passed then use retail version of operating system disk to install XP or try using new recovery disks which nay cost you $15.00.
In your notebook model this issue appears if there is any issue with the hard drive.
Use the Windows XP Setup disks to restart the computer, or use the Windows XP CD-ROM to restart the computer.
At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to repair the Windows XP installation.
Press C to repair the Windows XP installation by using the Recovery Console.
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.
Type the Administrator password, and then press ENTER.
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.
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.