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NTLDR COMPRESSED ERROR WHEN ACCESS IBM ACCESSED AT BOOT UP

I have a IBM Thinkpad T40p.  I recently did something that I now see was unwise - I reinstalled Windows XP over an existing installation with Service Pack 2 installed.  Now, I have two problems that I can't reverse - 1, Windows Installer is not working properly (hangs when installing or uninstalling many programs) and 2, When I hit the Access IBM button at boot-up, instead of going into the pre-boot menu, I get an "NTLDR Compressed:  Press CTRL + ALT + DEL to reboot" error.  I am ready to reformat and start over with the original configuration, but can't get into the pre-boot menu to reinstall.  Any help?
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britchey
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ridCommented:
Can't you just boot from an XP install CD and format/reinstall? What is the pre-boot menu and what are the options?
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britcheyAuthor Commented:
The preboot menu gives you the option to reset the computer to its original configuration - basically it reinstalls the  os to the configuration set by IBM when it was purchased.  It is an easy way to start over with all apps preinstalled just like you bought it - however, I cannnot even get to that menu
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ridCommented:
Did you use this pre-boot menu  to reinstall winXP?
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britcheyAuthor Commented:
No - I used another CD to "repair" it - My mistake.  Now I can't access it at all - I get that above message.  
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
Hello britchey =)

I think what has happended.... that the Repair from another XP CD has erased the boot information for this IBM Access partition.... coz ofcourse the XP CD copied the files from itself and it had not the information for this IBM partition!

I have looked at the IBM website, but they have not uploaded any support on this problem, so i think you have to personally contact them..... so that they can either tell you that how to edit the files to get this IBM Access Partition to work again, OR they will provide the files which IBM uses, so that you can put them on the system and then can boot with this IBM partition!

In short you will have to contact IBM.... =\
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britcheyAuthor Commented:
Correct - IBM will send me a recovery cd - thanks
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
good :)
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