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Bought Gateway tablet pre-installed with XP upgraded to Vista which I didn't like Tried to do a system recovery with included disk to restore factory OS... now get message BOOTMGR is compresseds

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  • cjjd1234 May 10, 2010

    can I get a step by step?

  • cjjd1234 May 10, 2010

    any chance I can get step by step instructions?

  • cjjd1234 May 10, 2010

    Im not getting a prompt to type in "fixmgr"when I follow the steps it automatically begins system recovery...which I've done 3 or 4 times now

  • cjjd1234 May 10, 2010

    There is no way I can do it with my system recovery disk? I would hate to have to buy a disk for an OS that I already have

  • cjjd1234 May 10, 2010

    That is what I did in the first place which started this mess...I've done it 3 or 4 times since then with the same results

  • cjjd1234 May 10, 2010

    I only have the Gateway recovery CD with xp on it...not an xp only disk...is there any way to fix this issue without buying ANOTHER xp disk?

  • cjjd1234 May 10, 2010

    Yeah, I f2'd to get to the boo t menu and saved the boot settings to boot from the CD...I haven't tried calling gateway yet, the computer is about 5 years old...Im not sure they will offer any support

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The issue is that Windows 7 and Vista use a different boot loader them Windows XP did. So it sounds like when you did the upgrade it changed something to case an issue with the restore disk install.

I had not heard of the problem before with other people reverting back to XP so it has to be an issue on how Gateway setup the restore disk and that it is not fully formating the drive.

So the easy fix is if you have access to another computer is to connect the hard drive from this computer to it and run a full format on the drive. After you do this you should be able to run the restore.

If you do not have access to another computer or any other questions let me know.

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Do u have the boot manager set to "boot from CD"? (this is the recovery CD that came with the system) if not do that and try again. You can also contact Gateway customer support by email free of charge if u are not sure which "hot button" gets u into the boot menu selection so u can select CD as boot source..

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Bootmgr compreesed message comes on when there is issue in harddrive master boot record for that you need to fix bad indexing unit in harddrive and fix master boot record then you can boot computer with it again.
Without fix master boot record you can't boot computer with it.
So you can fix that record with "fixmbr" comand then you can boot it with again.
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  • First insert windows disk into cd/dvd rom.
    Then when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or del or ALT+F2 key to enter in bios.
    Then go to boot menu and set first boot device as cd/dvd rom then save settings and exit.
    Then it boot with disk then press any key to boot from cd.
    Then follow the on screen procedure and choose R for enter in recovery console.
    Then type in prompt "fixmbr" without "" then press enter .
    Then restart and again boot with disk then this time choose R for repair previous windows so it repair it and you can get windows again.
    Let me know if you need further assistance.
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  • For that you need to buy windows disk from nearest computer shop.
    Windows disk is very useful in your computer life.
    You can solve any os related issue with it.
    So buy windows disk then boot computer with it then you can get recovery console prompt.
    Let me know if you need further assistance.
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  • Boot computer with recovery disk then choose recover option without formating the harddrive if you do not want to loose data but if there is not need of any data then choose recover with formating the harddrive then it recover the os.
    Let me know if you need further assistance.
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  • So you must need windows disk for fix this errors.
    Without windows disk you can't fix this bootmgr error.
    Let me know if you need further assistance.
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  • Open cpu desktop and find harddrive.
    Then reconnect both cable connected to harddrive .
    power cable and SATA or ide cable.
    Then check.
    If still same issue then change data cable SATA or IDE of harddrive.
    Then check.
    Let me know if you need further assistance.
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