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12-11-2009 06:00 AM
Obviously, my bootmgr is compressed an I dont know why and i dont kno how to make it better *sob* I upgraded from vista premium 64bit to win7 ultimate 32bit but after doing so I logged atleast a handful of times. Well as I was doing my regular disk cleanups, for some unknown reason (even to myself) I went ahead and checked off the "compress disk for space" opt, even tho I have atleast 100g hd and 2g ram open on this laptop i figured it couldnt hurt...ha ha ha! After the disk cleanup (by that i mean deleting all the temp files, browser history, etc., then defraging) I run driver magician to make sure all my drivers are up to date, a few wks back for some odd reason my World of Warcraft suddenly stopped working correctly (went from avg of 20fps to 2) so i have been cking for display and chipset driver updates basically daily to try to restore this. Well after the updates...it did update a driver or 2, it asked for system restart, nothing new there, so I hit ok.....that was the end. Instead of logging back on it went to this "BOOTMGR is compressed". I've tried to run cd's, nothing, i tried running from an external HD (thats basically my backup disks), nothing. I tried to start from the networking opt, nada, i removed the hd from the laptop and tried to boot that way...and NOTHING!!! Please someone help me, I am L-O-S-T without my computer...and in the midst of my xmas shopping to boot(obviously not literally booting)...i tried doing that F8 startup and F8 isnt an option on there apparently, I also read somewhere to be sure that my wireless is turned on before doing an F11 (restore to default settings), but when I turn on the wireless i can't get F11 to open or do anything, I HAVE to have the wireless off to get it to ask if i want to restore default settings and i select yes then select save & exit and it pops right back to BOOTMGR is compressed...so now i am DEpressed, please help me before i end up with a $1000 paperweight
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12-14-2009 12:12 PM
Yo need your Windows 7 DVD (or your old Vista DVD), and boot and choose the "Startup Repair" option.
If this doesn't solve the problem then boot with the DVD again, but select the Wiindows 7 installation, then press "Load Drivers" (Instead of "Next") and use the mini Windows Explorer to right-click the boot-drive and deselect "Compress this Drive" and choose Apply to sub-folders and files. (based on Vista experiences, not sure works for Wndows 7)
If that also fails then boot the DVD again, and go to the "Command Prompt" and execute these commands:
>compact /U C:\bootmgr
>compact /U C:\ntldr
If you don't have your Windows 7 or Vista DVD, you can also use a XP install CD and enter the recovery console and execute the following commands:
>attrib -c c:\bootmgr
>attrib -c c:\ntldr
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