I Have a Core 2 duo E4400 with 1 GB of RAM on a Gigabyte 945GZM-S2 motherboard
I was running Windows Vista Ultimate with SP1, and was trying to upgrade to windows 7 Ultimate RTM, When I tried Installing windows 7 it asked for 12 gigs of free space, and I could not think of any way to go beyond 11 gigs so I compressed c: drive which gave me 12.5 gigs and I installed windows 7
Right After I installed it, it worked like a charm, I rebooted the PC cauz the power went away, when I tried to boot, thats what got me to the problem,
It would not let me boot saying Bootmgr is compressed
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to continue
So I tried to boot via the Windows 7 Bootable disc, It booted to safe mode via the disc and I tried the folowing
went to dos and tried
expand bootmgr temp
attrib bootmgr -s -r -h
ren temp bootmgr
attrib bootmgr -a +s +r +h
Didn't work, then I tried
"Click 'Repair my Computer'
At the prompt to select your OS installation, click the button that says 'Load Drivers'. This should bring up a explorer-style drive browser.
Then just right-click on the drive you tried to compress, and deselect 'Compress this Drive', which should still be ticked on. Hit apply, and apply to subfolders/files.
but the problem with that is it does not show the drive is compressed
Any ideas on what I can do now!!!
Edit: I also tried bootrec /fixmbr no luck again!!