1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Solved: computer can't boot to desktop

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by agbe981, Jan 14, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. agbe981

    agbe981 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Messages:
    209
    there is this friends computer that is having a problem. he rebooted the computer and now the computer give this message "BOOTMGR is compressed, press ctrl+Alt+Del to restart".

    when i follow the command, it restart and comes back with the same error message. i really need someone to help me out.
     
  2. neil21stirling

    neil21stirling

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
    Messages:
    607
    Does he remember compressing the drive?
    Some people do this to try and save space on thier hard drives and ends up causing all sorts of issues.

    haven't had this happen on a windows 7 computer to fix yet but have fixed a few Vista machines with same problem by doing the following

    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
     
  3. Megabite

    Megabite

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2008
    Messages:
    11,761
    DO you have the W7 disc?
     
  4. agbe981

    agbe981 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Messages:
    209
    i have tried to boot from both vista and windows 7 and none seem to be reading could it be as a result of faulty dvd drive?
     
  5. Megabite

    Megabite

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2008
    Messages:
    11,761
    Try the Discs in another PC as a test also you may have to set the CDRom in Bios as first boot device
     
  6. neil21stirling

    neil21stirling

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
    Messages:
    607
    Check when booting your machine for boot menu key - top right corner will normally make you aware to press an "F" key for boot menu (e.g.f12)
    after pressing when gives you this option, select boot from cd/dvd

    OR

    Change your boot order from BIOS.

    Either way once picked, will usually ask you to press any key to boot from cd/dvd
    then will allow for you to run through windows setup.

    If you are unable to do either of these, then your drive may have problems.
     
  7. agbe981

    agbe981 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Messages:
    209
    i have removed the hard disk and and formated it on another pc, this time it is telling me "BOOTMGR is missing, press ctrl+Alt+Del to restart ". can someone help me out since i have tried alot of bootable cd and and all is not working.
     
  8. agbe981

    agbe981 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Messages:
    209
    the computer is Dell
     
  9. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/974625

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice