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  1. brian_oates33

    brian_oates33 Thread Starter

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    After updating my Toshiba Satellite it of course needed to restart. But when I try to reboot I get a message in the upper left hand corner that says

    BOOT MGR IS COMPRESSED

    PRESS CTRL+ALT+DEL TO RESTART

    Each time I hit CTRL+ALT+DEL I get the same message. What can I do to get my laptop to reboot?
     
  2. davehc

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    I am not familiar with a Toshiba, but try this.
    Start up and keep hitting the F8 key. This should bring you to a trouble shooting menu. If you succeed, then enter safe mode with command prompt.
    Right click the Command Prompt and "run as Administrator"
    type these lines carefully into the command line and enter.
    xpand bootmgr temp
    attrib bootmgr -s -r -h
    del bootmgr
    ren temp bootmgr
    attrib bootmgr -a +s +r +h

    Reboot and you will hopefully find you are back in busness. I'm just a little concerned though, that you have probably compressed the whole partition. I know not what impact that will have.
     
  3. brian_oates33

    brian_oates33 Thread Starter

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    I couldn't get it to start in safe mode in order to get to the command prompt, so I got to the prompt by booting from the CD. But when I entered the lines into the prompt and restarted I go the same BOOTMGR IS COMPRESSED message.
     
  4. Rich-M

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    From the prompt assuming you are booted to Vista cd, look towards the bottom of screen as there are repair functions including startup repair.
     
  5. brian_oates33

    brian_oates33 Thread Starter

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    Yeah, I tried startup repair and it didn't work, either.
     
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