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  • "NTLDR is Compressed" "NTLDR is Missing" "forgot my password"

    Hello everyone.

    I am a new member here. I AM SO STUCK. Here is my problem. The other day I was on my pc when all of a sudden I got a bunch of pop ups. My computer died and rebooted. As it restarted I got the error message. NTLDR is missing. I did a search online with my friends computer and attempted to go to the recovery boot for XP using a xp cd. When I got there, it asked me for my admins password. I typed in my usual logon and it did not work. I have a 2nd hard drive with win 2000 and logged on using this as my C drive. D Drive is now my "NTLDR MISSING Hard drive which is using XP. I went to the command prompt and typed in

    copy drive:\i386\ntldr d:\

    copy drive:\i386\ntdetect.com d:\


    I used "d" because my d drive is the one that is missing ntldr.

    after changing d to c and c to d I reboot my computer and now get "NTLDR IS COMPRESSED"

    Im stuck. What do I do. I cant reload os. I have way too many files I cant afford loosing. I am assuming i need to go with the first attempt. The problem is i dont remember my admins password. Any suggestions? PLEASE HELP. I was thinking maybe the software "locksmith" may work. I am getting ready to pay for this software. Please give me some advice. Thank you all.
    Kenja

  • #2
    Re: "NTLDR is Compressed" "NTLDR is Missing" "forgot my password"

    http://www.experts-exchange.com/Oper..._20534508.html
    http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/40384/

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    • #3
      Re: "NTLDR is Compressed" "NTLDR is Missing" "forgot my password"

      Insert the XP CD and go to the recovery console.
      Login as administrator and type the following command:
      attrib -c ntldr

      If still the problem persist following the instruction in either of the following links:

      http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...c28621675.mspx
      http://bootmaster.filerecovery.biz/appnote6.html

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      • #4
        Re: "NTLDR is Compressed" "NTLDR is Missing" "forgot my password"

        Thanks for your help. Unfortunatly I dont remember my password for Administrator so I cant get to my command prompt.

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        • #5
          Re: "NTLDR is Compressed" "NTLDR is Missing" "forgot my password"

          A longer winded, but definate fix way to do it, is to do a repair install. It reinstalls WinXP without removing the old installation.

          Boot from the XP CD and go through the install setup program, go past the recovery console options and the setup "should" find your windows installation. It will then give you the option to repair or reinstall Windows, choose to REPAIR.

          It will then go through a full repair install which will restore all major files including your NTLDR. It does take about as long as a fresh install but well worth the hassle if your installation is screwed.

          Just make sure you choose to REPAIR and not reinstall, otherwise you will end up with two installs of Windows on the same drive, and things get messy!

          Hope this helps

          Dean

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          • #6
            Re: "NTLDR is Compressed" "NTLDR is Missing" "forgot my password"

            Then folllw the instructions given in the other link (http://bootmaster.filerecovery.biz/appnote6.html).

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            • #7
              Re: "NTLDR is Compressed" "NTLDR is Missing" "forgot my password"

              Thank you very much guys. I am more into hardware then software. Never loaded XP before. I am going to give this a shot. I want to thank you guys very much. I was just about to buy locksmith for $495. Wish me luck. and again. Thank you very much.
              Ken Kurose

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              • #8
                Re: "NTLDR is Compressed" "NTLDR is Missing" "forgot my password"

                The link you sent me does not work.
                Ken

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