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10-12-2005, 08:10 PM
mi compaq persario recently suffered an onslaught of virus attacks and was so infested that updates to antivirus were impossible. i thought using the compaq recovery drive, i could restore the machine to the factory state, but boy was i wrong, upon recovery the "file NDTL (or something like that) was compressed please pres ctrl alt del to restart" i did and the message returned. shud i reformat and reinstall windows?

10-12-2005, 08:51 PM
Have a look at this HP support article - Error: NTLDR is compressed. Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/famiDocument?lc=en&lang=en&cc=us&y=0&x=0&dlc=en&product=12455&Submit=go&docname=c00220758)