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Laptop will not bootup

By BECKYBOOO2
Jan 13, 2011
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  1. Hi
    My laptop will not boot up it say BOOTMGRis compressed
    ctl+alt+del to restart

    have done this and nothing
    any ideas
    :(
     
  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    there are a few things you can try without reinstalling the OS, but you will need a setup dvd so that you can use command line.

    let me know if this doesn't work...
     
  3. BECKYBOOO2

    BECKYBOOO2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    BOOTMGR is compressed

    thanks
    But i cant even get to any of those points
    this is the message i am getting

    BOOTMGR is compressed
    Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

    and still nothing
     
  4. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Which operating system are you using? Did you ever select to compress the files on the boot drive?

    If it's Vista you can try this the steps below but if you compressed the drive because you ran out of disk space you'll run into that issue again by doing this.

    Boot from the Vista DVD.
    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.

    Reboot.
     
  5. BECKYBOOO2

    BECKYBOOO2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hit the worng button while try to make space

    Thanks to all maybe this info will help


    I click the compressed file the problem is it dose not have a dvd or cd on the laptop I have a flash drive but need to put windows 7 recovery on to it to reboot but cant seem to find the correct file on net
    so i am nearly there I Think?????:(
     

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