BOOTMGR is Compressed Windows 7

By abbasi
Apr 16, 2014
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  1. Hello guys,

    I have a trouble I have never ever faced it!!
    The laptop I'm going to install Windows 7 X86 on it is MSI CX41. But the very strange problem is this that it's second time I install Win 7 on it. Each time this message is appearing:
    BOOTMGR is compressed.
    type ctrl+alt+del for restart
    I don't know what the problem is.
    I have done the works of here (
    ).
    But couldn't fix the problem.
    Please help.
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,327   +49

    Try this http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/bootmgr-is-compressed
    I think it has to do with your previous installation was using disc compression, but a new installation cannot write the boot records to a compressed drive. You can use compression only if you have a working OS in the first place. The conclusion might be - your HDD is not big enough for your requirements any way, so why not start with a new HDD ?
  3. abbasi

    abbasi TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 281   +11

    Thanks for your reply.
    No it's large enough but I don't know what the problem is. Also that link didn'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."
  4. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,678   +152

    You can always use a software to wipe the disk clean. Then reformat it. This will let you install win 7 then. Try googleing a program called Kill Disk. This may help you with your problem.
  5. abbasi

    abbasi TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 281   +11

  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,273   +280

    DELETE the partition and recreate it, formatting as NTFS


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