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When I start my computer, it gives the message "bootmgr is compressed" and instructs me to cntl+alt+del. When I do the ctrl+alt+del, it resets to the same place. I have an IBM Thinkpad T42.

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  • ivanprime200 Jan 20, 2009

    I use XP, sorry, shoulda put that in the original problem, didnt even think about Vista being the current rage.

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Hi Ivanprime200,

You need to boot from the Vista DVD., Click to select '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.
Make sure you hit apply, and apply to subfolders/files.

After that, restart your laptop.

This should able to help you, good luck. Please some back here if you still have problem.

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cite: http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=151686

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