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Help! I compressed my hard drive and have no Vista DVD at the moment!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Vaneskje, Feb 1, 2011.

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  1. Vaneskje

    Vaneskje Thread Starter

    Feb 1, 2011
    I have a Toshiba Inter Core2 duo, 3072 MB memory, system BIOS version 1.30. Yesterday i compressed my hard drive accidently. Now i get the following notice:
    BOOTMRG is cpmressed, press CTRL+Alt+Del to restart.
    We just moved and i have no Vista DVD at the moment to repair my laptop.
  2. Gouthaman


    Jan 26, 2011
    I am sorry, but you NEED a Vista DVD in order to fix it. Download one from the Internet if you can. Just follow the instructions below.

    * Boot into Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) from the Windows Vista DVD and perform a “Startup Repair”.

    * If the above doesn’t solve the problem then boot into WinRE again, but when selecting the Vista-installation choose “Load Drivers” (Instead of “Next”) and use the mini Windows Explorer to right-click the boot-drive and deselect “Compress this Drive” and choose Apply to sub-folders and files.

    * If that also fails then boot into WinRE again, and go to the “Command Prompt” and execute these commands:
    o compact /U C:\bootmgr
    o compact /U C:\ntldr

    Good luck!
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