NTLDR is compressed

  coolteentom 18:19 25 Dec 06
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Hi,

A friend of mine has been having problems recently with his laptop, so he re-formatted the hard drive using the provided utility software CD.

However, now an error is coming up at startup saying: "NTLDR is compressed."

The laptop is a Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L7320.

I also read somewhere that all you have to do is type the following into a command prompt, and it'll be sorted, but I don't know how to get onto command prompt on his computer:

CD
ATTRIB -C NTLDR

Does anyone have any idea how to resolve this problem?

Regards,
Tom

  SANTOS7 18:31 25 Dec 06

First you need to boot to the recovery console.

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

First you need to boot to the recovery console.

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

reboot your PC

click here for details of how to get into command prompt,good luck..

  SANTOS7 18:33 25 Dec 06

cd/
attrib
-c ntldr

OOPS!!! should actually be in diferent lines like here..

  coolteentom 18:39 25 Dec 06

Hi,

Many thanks for your quick reply. The only problem is that the only disk provided was a fujitsu-siemens utility disk (no xp recovery disk) which seems to have the xp setup integrated into it, and does not appear to have the option to get to command prompt.

Cheers,
Tom

  SANTOS7 18:57 25 Dec 06

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;
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.

  coolteentom 20:35 25 Dec 06

Hey, sorry to be a nuisance..

At the minute, when computer is turned on, a menu comes up with the following prompts:

F2 - BIOS SETUP

F12 - BOOT MENU

ESC - SKIP BOOT LOGO

If none of these are chosen, the error then appears - The F10 key appears to have no effect during this process.

We have tried all the options in the menu, which don't get us anywhere, and the supplied disk just has the option to reformat the drive back to factory settings..

Any ideas?

  SANTOS7 20:41 25 Dec 06

If you only need to repair files maybe a borrowed disc will do, as long as its the same O/S, then try first option..

  woodchip 21:23 25 Dec 06

Is that compressed or Corrupt?????

  coolteentom 21:39 25 Dec 06

Hi Woodchip, it's stating that it's compressed.

  woodchip 09:40 26 Dec 06

This should fix it if you follow through on what it says click here;topicseen

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