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My husbands emachine windows XP won't start so he tried to reinstall with cd but it run message NTLDR is compressed hit ctrl alt and delete to restart same message comes up. How can I get this com puter in safe mode?

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The problem may be due to corrupted or missing system files. Try formatting the os drive and reinstalling windows from scratch.

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