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(Solved) Bootmgr is compressed

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  • Started 5 years ago by twistdfrk
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twistdfrk
Posts: 2

Hi

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
del bootmgr
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!!

Posted 5 years ago
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twistdfrk
Posts: 2

Hi I solved the problem, can a mod pls close this thread, sorry for the trouble(if any)

Posted 5 years ago
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kashiwa
Posts: 1

Hey, how did you fix this problem?

Posted 4 years ago
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moti68
Posts: 2

try this,it works for me
Validate and Fix the File System

This runs the check disk program to detect and attempt to repair problems on one partition. For example, to repair the C: drive:

At the prompt type chkdsk c: /r

Repair the Boot Process

Typically this is used if Windows doesn't start and you can't get to the safe mode menu. You might also replace the Master Boot Record (MBR) and boot sector if you suspect a virus infection. There are four options:

New MBR - Insert a new generic MBR without changing the partition table.

At the prompt, type: bootrec /FixMbr

New Boot Sector - Insert a new Windows 7/Vista compatible boot sector. It will automatically insert the right type of sector for the file system type (NTFS, FAT32, etc.)

At the prompt, type: bootrec /FixBoot
Rebuild BCD - Rebuild the Boot Configuration Data (BCD). The BCD controls which partition boots. This option will let you select which installations to include in the BCD.

At the prompt, type: bootrec /RebuildBcd
Find OSes - Scan the system for all OS installations that are compatible with Vista/2008 and will also show those that are currently included in the BCD.

At the prompt, type: bootrec /ScanOs

in the end type in C:/expand bootmgr temp

play with it a bit,see how u go

Posted 4 years ago
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moti68
Posts: 2

@correction@
insert your OS CD
go to DOS window and type in your OS drive (usualy C:\)
type in bootrec /FixMbr
then type in bootrec /fixboot
then type in bootrec /rebuildbcd
then type in exit
restart your computer
it will work 100% only if you prompt at the same order
good luck

Posted 4 years ago
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jison
Posts: 1

WOW!.. my Laptop.. has recovered.. thanks a lot..

Posted 4 years ago
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pabs1920
Posts: 1

I followed this too, and it saved my PC. Moti68, you're a life saver...I subscribed to this forum just to say that!!!!

Posted 3 years ago
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lakgaya
Posts: 1

moti68 you are a lifesaver, greatman, exellent brain thanks a lot man, I solved my problem ,I to just signed in just to thank you man....God bless you!!!

Posted 3 years ago
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SMD
Posts: 1

Thanks, Your the Man!!!!(or Lady)

Posted 3 years ago
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dbsimms63
dbsimms63
Posts: 5

Oh my God thanks! I was compressing my drives with my OS's on them, dual HDD Asus M70Vm-C1, so I would stop getting the "low memory" pinging, Little did I know that MS in their infinite wisdom doesn't protect the Boot Manager from being able to be compressed, even though it won't work if compressed, way to go Bill. So I was getting the TFGHT is compressed message which prevented me from logging into either Vista or W7. Thank God Asus has a Linux Expressgate on my laptop which allowed me internet access so I could solve the problem. I'm so glad I found this website with all the helpful info. Thanks moti68.

Posted 3 years ago
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damtac
Posts: 4

This doesn't work for me.
After i type in bootrec /fixboot, it say "The volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted."

@correction@
insert your OS CD
go to DOS window and type in your OS driver (usualy C:/
type in bootrec /FixMbr
then type in bootrec /fixboot
then type in bootrec /rebuildbcd
then type in exit
restart your coputer
it will work 100% only if you prompt at the same order
good luck

Posted 3 years ago
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LH
LH
Posts: 20002

damtac hi. Please start your own New Topic on the problem.

Posted 3 years ago
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MIT312
Posts: 1

Hi Moti M
Thanks a Ton.... It helps me. I solved my OS boot issue within 2 minutes. Thanks again.

Posted 3 years ago
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Tony49
Posts: 1

moti68 you're a legend

Posted 3 years ago
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i3xrogue
Posts: 1

ThankYou So Much!

I finally have my laptop back up and running,

and just like lakgaya, I have signed up to say thankyou to Moti68.

Posted 3 years ago
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anaam
Posts: 1

Thanks moti68, my System has recovered

Posted 3 years ago
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Ahay
Posts: 1

i accidentally compressed my Drive C

if i will do this:
insert your OS CD
go to DOS window and type in your OS driver (usualy C:/
type in bootrec /FixMbr
then type in bootrec /fixboot
then type in bootrec /rebuildbcd
then type in exit
restart your computer

will i recover my file 100% ?

Posted 3 years ago
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stinkydiver73
Posts: 1

win7 x64:
boot from win7 setup disk (i did from usb pendrive maked with windows 7 usb dvd download tool)
repair
fix boot don't working now
command prompt:
>c:
>attrib bootmgr -s -r -h
>del bootmgr

after deleting the file, the fix boot option solved the problem

Posted 2 years ago
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LMLSHOUSE
Posts: 1

I have a mash-up PC of an HP a1012x (motherboard) and a Compaq SR1090NX (Hard drive) and various other cards and hardware and I am having this same issue. Everything was working well with a fresh install of Windows 7 except that if I had one of my external hard drives plugged into a USB, the computer tried to boot to it so I disabled all external hard drives in order to fix it but I had not re-enabled any of the drives yet including my cd drives as secondary boot options when I started getting the BOOTMNGR is Compressed message. Now when I try to get to the boot menu (ESC for boot menu, F1 for set up or F10 for system recovery) it doesn't catch any keystrokes as if there's no keyboard attached so I'd like to know if there's another way to reset the cd drives as secondary had drives in the bios w/o actually going into the bios to set them so I can even try the above solution to the BOOTMNGR problem.

Posted 2 years ago
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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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LMLSHOUSE ,

Could you start a new topic for your problem please, it may be different from OP which is 3yrs old now. Thanks.

Posted 2 years ago
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