|For a while, I had been getting message at start up (of my Gateway laptop) to .'press F11 to start recovery'. The performance of the machine had dropped off so, I decided to go ahead and proceed with the recovery process hoping that would fix the performance issue. I selected the 'non-destructive' recovery with hard drive back up. Now, all I get is the message 'NTLDR is compressed, press ctrl+alt+del to restart'. It keeps coming back to the same message.|
I have reset the bios to boot from the cd-rom (with my XP disc) but, it doesn't seem to work so, I end up at the same black screen with the NTLDR message where I cannot type anything on that screen.
I want to avoid a destructive recovery because I have files that I haven't copied to an external source. What are my options?