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BOOTMGR is compressed. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart - What to do?

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    Donat Rumschuessel Guest

    BOOTMGR is compressed. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart - What to do?

    Hello,

    as I tried to start Vista Ultimate today,
    I got this message:

    "BOOTMGR is compressed. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

    What does that mean? How can I fix it?

    Whats the reason for that?

    Thanks a lot and best regards,
    Donat

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    R. C. White Guest

    Re: BOOTMGR is compressed. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart - What to do?

    Hi, Donat.

    I haven't seen or heard of that message before. So what happened when you
    pressed Ctrl+Alt+Del?

    At what stage in the boot-up process did this message appear? I would
    expect it to be very early, before Vista even begins to load, because
    bootmgr (a hidden, system, read-only file with no extension in its filename,
    located in the Root of the System Partition: typically C:\bootmgr) is the
    boot loader which starts the process of choosing which OS to load: Vista or
    (in a dual-boot system) WinXP or some other OS. In other words, this
    message does not come from Vista, because Vista has not even started to load
    at that point.

    You should be able to boot from the Vista DVD-ROM and use the Repair option.

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    R. C. White Guest

    Re: BOOTMGR is compressed. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart - What to do?

    Hi, again, Donat.

    I should have added that Google produced over 1,200 hits for "bootmgr is
    compressed". The few that I looked at offered two options: Either boot
    from the DVD and repair, as I suggested, or somehow get to the Command Line
    and Expand the bootmgr file and replace the compressed copy.

    Here is the second option, pasted from a post by uhaligani in the Tech
    Support Guy Forums on April 1, 2007:
    <paste>
    Get to the command line. You could do this by booting up on the Vista DVD.
    Now type, at the Command line:
    expand bootmgr temp
    attrib bootmgr -s -r -h
    del bootmgr
    ren temp bootmgr
    attrib bootmgr -a +s +r +h
    </paste>

    http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vi...ompressed.html

    It seems to me that either fix should work.

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    fredo Guest

    Re: BOOTMGR is compressed. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart - What to

    tried all that en got the same error
    tried bootrec /fixboot on c:

    says no recognised filessystem

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    R. C. White Guest

    Re: BOOTMGR is compressed. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart - What to

    Hi, Fredo.

    Rather than piggyback onto this old thread, please start a New thread to
    tell us your problem. Be sure to include the basic details about your
    computer, such as make and model, description of your hard disk(s), and
    which specific version of Vista you are running. Also tell us if this is a
    problem with installing a new Vista, or if your Vista has been running for a
    long time - and what changed from the time it was running and the time it
    quit running. Here are some tips that I shamelessly copied from a recent
    post from Bob (Thanks, Bob!):

    <paste>
    What you are asking?
    Read one or more of the below links then post back.

    How to ask a question

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375

    Good Post

    http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm

    Ask for help in a smart way

    http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm#smart
    </paste>
    > tried bootrec /fixboot on c:
    My Vista says , "'bootrec' is not recognized as an operable program or batch
    file."

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    theitguy2 Guest

    Re: BOOTMGR is compressed. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart - What to do?

    Insert Microsoft Windows Vista Installation Disc.
    Press any key when it says "Press any key to boot from CD".

    After that you should see "Windows is loading files..."
    KEEP pressing F8/F9(can't rmb which, just press both alternately) while
    the progress bar loads..... Dun let go until you reach "Advanced boot
    information" where you should see Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking,
    Last Good known configuration etc...., just select Safe Mode with
    Networking(or Safe Mode/Safe Mode with Command Prompt) and press Enter.
    Wait for the files to load and there should be "Safe Mode" on 4 corners
    of your monitor.

    Just be patient and wait. A windows would soon pop up and says "Install
    Windows". Don't worry, click next. Now at the bottom of this window, you
    should see "Repair Windows". Click on it, and there are several options
    available here. For this case, which is "Bootmgr is compressed.", CHOOSE
    THE LAST OPTION - "Start Command Prompt".

    OK type these things (Only works if you have Firefox, can't think of
    anything else) below and follow closely:

    When Command Prompt is started, type the command below first to ensure
    that C Drive or whichever drive which contains all your system files is
    selected:

    LOOK FIRST!

    X:\System> (The string on the left is what appears on command prompt,
    may differ on other computers.)

    Now TYPE "C:" or "D:", depending on the hard disc volume you are
    using...

    SO IT BECOMES:

    X:\System>C:

    PRESS ENTER
    THE RETURNING COMMAND WOULD BE:

    C:\>

    If you get this, very good, continue with the steps below.

    Now Type:

    CD\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox

    PRESS ENTER

    THE RESULT SHOULD BE SOMETHING LIKE THIS:

    C:\>CD\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox (Press ENTER)

    C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox (<<<<< Result)


    Now type "firefox".

    wait for Firefox to launch now.
    it doesn't matter if no internet is available.

    Now on firefox, go to File > Open File

    Double click "My Computer", and you should see your hard disc there,
    but don't double click on the hard disc. Instead, click once on the hard
    disc, RIGHT CLICK, and choose properties. AT THE BOTTOM, UNTICK, I
    REPEAT, UNTICK THE BOX SAYING "Compress this drive to save space
    etc....". NOW CLICK APPLY, WAIT, AND I MEAN WAIT PATIENTLY OK? AFTER
    THAT CLICK ON "OK".

    AFTER PRESSING OK, DO A QUICK LOOK AT YOUR DRIVE BY DOUBLE-CLICKING IT
    NOW. IF ANY FILES/FOLDERS ARE BLUE IN COLOUR INSTEAD OF BLACK,
    RIGHT-CLICK IT, CHOOSE PROPERTIES, CLICK ADVANCED BUTTON (Beside
    Read-Only Box and Archive Box), UNTICK, I REPEAT, UNTICK the 3RD BOX
    Which says "Compress contents to save disc space".

    Click OK, Apply and close the folder/file properties.

    Now close the box opened by firefox, close firefox, close command
    prompt AND AT THE BOTTOM RIGHT OF THE FIRST WINDOW WHICH POPS UP
    MENTIONED EARLIER, PRESS RESTART.

    Your computer should be able to start properly now

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    mickyg10 Guest

    Re: BOOTMGR is compressed. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart - What to do?


    hi, i have been having the same problem too but all i get is a message
    saying syntax error after typing in CD\Program Files\Mozilla FireFox any
    help would be great?


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    Michael Guest

    Re: BOOTMGR is compressed. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart - What to do?


    "mickyg10" <mickyg10.40rq3b@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:mickyg10.40rq3b@newsgroup

    >
    > hi, i have been having the same problem too but all i get is a message
    > saying syntax error after typing in CD\Program Files\Mozilla FireFox any
    > help would be great?
    >
    >
    > --
    > mickyg10
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > mickyg10's Profile: http://forums.techarena.in/members/149532.htm
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    > http://forums.techarena.in
    >
    Did you read the complete 2 year old thread, especially the post by R.C.
    telling the other fool to start a new thread with pertinent information
    relating to *his* computer and not piggy-backing an old thread? Did you try
    any of the fixes R.C. posted? What does "BOOTMGR is compressed. Press
    Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" have to do with Firefox and why are you typing in
    "CD\Program Files\Mozilla FireFox"? Do you realize you're posting to a
    Usenet newsgroup? Nah... I doubt all of the above.

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    Gene E. Bloch Guest

    Re: BOOTMGR is compressed. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart - What to do?

    On Wed, 28 Oct 2009 18:47:01 +0530, mickyg10 wrote:

    > hi, i have been having the same problem too but all i get is a message
    > saying syntax error after typing in CD\Program Files\Mozilla FireFox any
    > help would be great?
    Put a space between cd and the first \ and put quotes around the pathname.

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    Re: BOOTMGR is compressed. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart - What to do?

    Well, I ran a small program called Hdhacker, which allows you to view your Mbr and see weather its infected or corrupted and got this message
    .RNTFS .............?...?.......€.€...P.............\.•.............}'..t........3.Ž...|.h....hf..ˆ...f>..NTFSu..A..U..r..U.u.....u.....ƒ..h...HŠ...‹......ƒ...X.r.;...u..........Z3... +.f........Ž......K.+.w......f#.u-f.TCPAu$...r..h...hp..h..fSfSfU...h..fa....3..(........_.f`..f...f.....fh....fP.Sh..h...BŠ.....‹...fY[ZfYfY..‚..f........Ž.....u...fa..................‹..<.t.............A disk read error occurred...BOOTMGR is missing...BOOTMGR is compressed...Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart...Œ.....U.
    well?

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