Started after updating xp tp xp sp3. I solved by removing hdd from pc, installed as slave in different pc then when booted up, selected properties tab for the hard drive and unchecked compress drive. this is found under tools tab. once completed, reinstall hard drive and got more errors. Hal.dll missing, look in i386 or dllcache to find
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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
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
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.
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