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    Is it possible to re-install windows xp without the cd? I continue to receive the message: Ntldr is compressed...click ctrol alt del to restart....but it's not working

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    Can you tell us what make and model your computer is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arraknid View Post
    can you tell us what make and model your computer is?
    hp desktop

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    Quote Originally Posted by arraknid View Post
    can you tell us what make and model your computer is?
    hp desktop 2000

    hp desktop 2000

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    HELP please!

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    OK, there a 2 ways of carrying out a recovery on HP machines, depending on the model. Try this first.

    Start the machine and as soon as the HP screen disappears, start clicking on F10 key. A menu should appear offering to perform a standard system recovery, click Next , and then click Yes. That will carry out a repair install which will keep your data intact.

    If that option isn't available or it fails, click on Advanced and select Destructive Recovery, then click Next. As it says, that will erase all of your personal data and files.

    If neither option is available, you will need re-installation disks which should have been made when the machine was first purchased. It may be possible to get past the error warning and repair that aspect, but you will need a proper XP installation disk. Can you borrow one?

    Let us know how it goes.