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bootmgr is compresed press ctrl+alt+del to restart

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by XPUser1991, Feb 18, 2013.

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  1. XPUser1991

    XPUser1991 Thread Starter

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    i have a dell dimension 8300 with windows vista and windows 7, when i turned it on it said bootmgr is compressed press ctrl+alt+del to restart i've tried running startup repair which says it can't fix the problem and i've tried expanding bootmgr, but upon reboot it just says the same thing, what do i do???
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Sometimes Startup Repair seems to partially fix, and the second or third try it succeeds. So if it seemed to do anything try again.

    I'm not sure, but if Startup Repair can't fix it I think you need to re-install, recover, or re-image from a backup.
     
  3. XPUser1991

    XPUser1991 Thread Starter

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    i was thinking of possibly hooking up one of my spare hdds and then installing a fresh copy of vista on that, then uncompressing the vista partition and then trying to boot the first hdd, if that's even possible.
     
  4. Lance1

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    Try doing this.

    Put the Win 7 in the DVD drive and boot from it.
    Select Repair your Computer, select you OS, check the radio button (Use Recovery Tools)
    Select the Command Prompt and type these commands one at a time in sequence and hit enter.

    bootrec /FixMbr

    bootrec /fixboot

    bootrec /rebuildbcd

    Now type exit and restart.

    Hope this helps you out.
     
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