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BOOTMGR Is Compressed - windows will not boot HELP!

post #1 of 9
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hey guys. i just did a fresh install of Windows vista, it booted windows then restarted...i was like yeah okay. ... and then it booted up agaian and said
"BOOTMGR is compressed Press Ctrl + alt+ del to restart"

ofcourse that did nothing.
ive tried a few solutions from google. but so far have nothing.

anyone had this problem or know how to fix it?
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post #2 of 9
Boot the vista dvd to get to the command line.

expand bootmgr temp
attrib bootmgr -s -r -h
del bootmgr
ren temp bootmgr
attrib bootmgr -a +s +r +h
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Boot the vista dvd to get to the command line.

expand bootmgr temp
attrib bootmgr -s -r -h
del bootmgr
ren temp bootmgr
attrib bootmgr -a +s +r +h
ive alredy tried that lol,
after the "expand bootmgr temp" line, i get "Cant open input file : Bootmgr"
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attrib -c bootmgr

try that
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attrib -c bootmgr

try that
Tried that too.
"attrib -c bootmgr"
"Invalid Switch -c"
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Tried that too.
"attrib -c bootmgr"
"Invalid Switch -c"
alright the last things i can think of is to google the

NTLDR is missing
NTLDR is compressed

errors and just replace NTLDR with bootmgr and see if that works, anyhow its 2 am let me know how it goes im gonna sleep now
post #7 of 9
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lol tried them too. i think ill just blow it away and install it again. considering i have no data to lose.
thanks for trying anyway haha.
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lol tried them too. i think ill just blow it away and install it again. considering i have no data to lose.
thanks for trying anyway haha.
next time dont compress your disk lol
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next time dont compress your disk lol
how could i have? i erased it, created new partitions, formatted it, and then installed vista. thats why is was so odd.
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