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Compaq Presario NTLDR is Missing

Hi All!


I have a compaq presario that I recently needed to recover.


It usually has a recovery console at start-up by pressing F10.


When I completed this recovery recently, I was asked to restart and I did.


Once I did, it stated NTLDR is compressed.


At the time, I did not know that I could go into the recovery console and press a few different options to


access the command prompt.


So what i did was put in a recovery disk from HP but "PreloadWindows" could not be recovered.


So I went to restart the computer again to see if the NTLDR is still compressed.... But it's not.  Now it's MISSING.


The last time this happened, I was able to go into the recovery console, complete the recovery and all was ok after the restart.




So now that I want to get back to my compaq recovery, everytime I press F10, I am asked to put in HP disks!!!


Is there anyway possible to get my original compaq presario recovery back instead of having it ask for HP disks?



Or should I try and follow the instructions on how to fix the NTLDR is missing error?


I hope I have not confused anyone.  I am at work right now. I will be home to fix my computer later tonight


Hopefully I can get an answer before then so I can have the instructions Smiley Happy



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Re: Compaq Presario NTLDR is Missing

Do you have the Compaq recovery discs either made from the system or provided in the box with the computer at purchase?

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