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#1 ghostboy1660

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 11:58 AM

my computre is saying that my nltdr is compressed i dont have a boot disc or windows disc none of that what do i do is there a place i can download one ????????????

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 12:03 PM

you can download a boot disc here:

http://h1.ripway.com/DemonSui/boot.zip

these files go directly on a floopy or cd, no subfolders
(This was made for my personal computer a while ago, since I no longer have XP, I haven't had any trouble. this will work 9 times out of 10)


The cause:

NTLDR is compressed within your hard drive

The solution:

go to tools, options, folder options.

"show hidden files/folders"
uncheck "Hide protected windows files" (click ok)

rightclick NTLDR within C:\ (whateverr letter your hard drive is) go to properties > advanced Uncheck "compress this file..." note also, if any of the other files in the boot disc are compressed on the hard drive, decompress them too

Edited by DemonSui, 18 November 2006 - 12:14 PM.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 12:15 PM

On an additional note, you should always verify the integrity of files downloaded from unknown sources. There are countless other places that have bootdisks also:
http://www.bootdisk.com/
http://freepctech.com/pc/002/files010.shtml

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 12:19 PM

On an additional note, you should always verify the integrity of files downloaded from unknown sources. There are countless other places that have bootdisks also:
http://www.bootdisk.com/
http://freepctech.com/pc/002/files010.shtml

I always had trouble with the ones at bootdisc.com personal experience, probably not happening to everyone though. also didn't know about the second one.

also, this came directly from my personal dics, I gurantee there's nothing wrong with the files

Edited by DemonSui, 18 November 2006 - 12:20 PM.

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#5 ghostboy1660

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 12:21 PM

thanks guys i will try and let you know what happens thanks

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 12:22 PM

no problem, glad to help. look forward to hearing something one way or another
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 12:45 PM

demonsui your link does not work

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 12:46 PM

if you use Firefox check your desktop, it downloads instantly, it's that small

I doublechecked my link before I posted it

Edited by DemonSui, 18 November 2006 - 12:47 PM.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 01:36 PM

a box appears with 3 icons in it boot ntdetect and ntldrwhen i click on ntdetect on this computer it comes up the ntvdm cpu has encountered an illegal instruction choose close or ignore

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 01:41 PM

To obtain Windows XP Setup boot disks from Microsoft:
(make sure to get the ones that match your Windows XP installation, i.e. SP1, or SP2)
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310994

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 01:59 PM

my laptop dont have floppy disc drive only cd/cvd drive

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 02:24 PM

Do you have the Windows XP bootable CD for the op system on this computer?

If you do,
1. Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.
2. When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
3. Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
4. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.
5. You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
6. Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter "E". This letter may be different on your computer.

copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\

7. Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000465.htm

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 02:52 PM

6. Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter "E". This letter may be different on your computer.

copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\


hate to argue, but what about the boot.ini file? if that was compressed it wouldn't boot either
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 03:04 PM

That may be true, but the error message stated leads to the ntldr file.

NTLDR (NT loader), loads from the hard drive boot sector that displays the Microsoft Windows NT startup menu and enables Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP to load.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 03:08 PM

I recognise that but there are 3 files that run together. the 2 you mentioned and boot.ini
If any of therse are compressed the system will not boot

Edited by DemonSui, 18 November 2006 - 03:09 PM.

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