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Boot manager compressed

I stupidly started compressing hard drive to save space and i shut computer down before it was finished now when i try to start computer i m in a loop boot manager compressed press cntrl alt del ,i cant get get into safe mode with F8 my comp is ASUS A6000k any ideas ican get into bios and thats all

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You are stupid!!! of course there is another way!!!!

Guru my ***!!!!

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I accidently compressed the hard drive and now my boot manager is compressed and it will mot boot up what can I do to retrieve the back operational

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Sorry to tell, format and reinstall everything, next time if you need space upgrade hard drive or buy an external HD

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    How do I format my drive?


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HOW TO REMOV TFGHT Compressed -Compaq Presario CQ56?

Sounds like someone with access to your computer selected "compress this drive to save space".

You will need to boot to your W7 DVD and run start up repair.

Oct 27, 2013 | PC Laptops

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My bootmgr is copressed.

There are a number of possible causes for BOOTMGR errors, including the most common "BOOTMGR is missing" error message.

The most common reasons for BOOTMGR errors include corrupt and misconfigured files, hard drive and operating system upgrade issues, corrupt hard drive sectors an outdated BIOS and damaged or loose IDE cables

Anothe reason you might see BOOTMGR errors is if your PC is trying to boott from a hard drive or flash drive that is not properly configured to be booted from. In other words, it's trying to boot from a non-bootable source. This also would apply to media on an optical drive or floppy drive that you're trying to boot from. make sure there are no disks in cd floppy usb drives Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA the leads from your ((MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE)) make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty if its a flat ribbon 40 pin IDE it will be the fist to fail Make sure all power and data leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs Data and Power to travel through every working device and to continue its cycle and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error. also make sure you have set it boot from you hard drive in BIOS Restart your computer and enter BIOS mode. On most computers this is done by pressing the Delete ot F2 key but will vary depending on your computers bios other keys Acer: - Ctrl+Alt+Esc , ALR PC: (F2) or (Ctrl)(Alt)Esc) , Award BIOS: (Del) or (Ctrl)(Alt)(Esc).

Scroll over to the "Hard Drives" tab, and make sure your computer has the hard drive assigned to be on. Often during BIOS you can select auto-detect or change options with your hard drive to make sure Windows can recognize it. Once you've selected your desired options, continue to boot. or The solutions might be very simply... remove your hard-disk and attached to other PC or laptop as an external hard-disk. When it is detected, go to my computer, right-click, untick that (stupid) option, immediately you see the message uncompressing and its done. Put your hard-disk back in to your machine its ready.. w7 insert your OS CD
go to DOS window and type in your OS driver (usualy C:/

type in bootrec /FixMbr
then type in bootrec /fixboot

then type in bootrec /rebuildbcd
then type in exit

restart your computer
it will work 100% only if you prompt at the same order Hope this helps. BOOTMGR Is Compressed b> The Windows operating system allows you to compress the files on your drive to conserve disk space. In some situations, this compression process will compress files required for the operating system to boot. Files that are compressed must be decompressed prior to execution. Since the operating system has not loaded, boot files cannot yet be decompressed. In this case, the operating system will fail to load and a "BootMgr is compressed" message will appear. An easy way around this problem is to boot from the Windows DVD, and use the provided interface to access your drive properties and decompress it.

Turn on the computer, and insert your Windows DVD. Press a random key on your keyboard once you see the "Press any key..." message. This interrupts booting from the hard drive and forces a boot from the Windows DVD. Click the "Next" button at the bottom of the Windows 7 dialog, and then click the "Repair your Computer" link Below. File Compression and Decompression Select the "Load Drivers" button at the bottom of the "System Recovery Options" dialog, and click the "OK" button on the "Add Drivers" dialog. This opens a file browser on your screen. Click the "Computer" icon, which is located on the left hand side of the screen. This displays an icon for your disk drive. Right-click your hard drive, and click "Properties. " This opens a Local Disk Properties dialog. Click to deselect the "Compress this drive..." option at the bottom, and then click the "Apply" button. Select the "X" icon to close the file browser window. This takes you back to the Install Windows dialog. Press the "X" icon at the corner of the Install Windows dialog. This opens a cancellation dialog. Select the "Yes" button on this dialog to restart your computer. Hope this helps


Jan 15, 2013 | Dell Mini 910 Netbook

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How to fix a laptop when (TFGHT IS COMPRESSED) is apear.

Hello there,

this problem means your computer is unable to boot. Here is what you can do:

1. Start your computer from the Windows installation DVD or Repair CD.
2. Select Repair your computer.
3. Load driver.
4. Go to Computer and right click drive where your Windows is installed.
5. Select Properties and uncheck "Compress drive to save disk space".
6. Close and restart the computer normally.

Hope this helps

Jun 16, 2012 | Acer PC Laptops

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Tfght is compressed

Hello there,

this problem means your computer is unable to boot. Here is what you can do:

1. Start your computer from the Windows installation DVD or Repair CD.
2. Select Repair your computer.
3. Load driver.
4. Go to Computer and right click drive where your Windows is installed.
5. Select Properties and uncheck "Compress drive to save disk space".
6. Close and restart the computer normally.

Hope this helps

Jun 16, 2012 | Apevia PC Laptops

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Boot manager is compressed. Press ctrl+alt+del to restart. Same happens when i restart. My cd/dvd cant read cds or dvds

I am sorry to hear that your CD/DVD can't be read but in order to resolve your issue you need to have that drive working or have an external DVD/CD Drive to be able follow the below procedure and to resolve the compressed Boot Manager.

· Insert the installation DVD(Vista or Windows 7) in your Disc Drive and then power up your computer

· Click Repair your computer.

· Then click on Load Driver.

· Go to Computer.

· Right click on the partition your installation previously compressed> Properties.

· Uncheck "Compress drive to increase space available".

· Close all windows to restart the computer.

Jul 19, 2011 | PC Laptops

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Hello there i have a problem that after compressing data on c drive ..every letter is being underline and i hate that ..please suggest a solution to remove underline under each heading .. kind regards...

Hi anishmandal, There is no way to remove the underline if you compress your C: drive - it's a feature built right into Windows that can't be changed. Sorry. May I ask why you've compressed your drive? If it's too save space, you may want to think about deleting some things and uncompressing your hard drive. By compressing your hard drive, you've slowed down your computer. Every file your computer needs to access now needs to be expanded. That way the underline disappears as well. Just my two cents. Alex

Jun 01, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

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Boot manager compreessed

Sadly the startup repair option or any other repair option in windows 7 startup recovery failed to solve this problem. this can be solved by

reboot your pc

select the repair your computer option

command prompt

at the prompt type notepad (since the recovery option boots from a seperate wim image it has notepad built into it )

press ctrl + o which invokes the open file dialog

go to the open file field (ALT+N) and type c:\boot and also see for the c:\bootmgr
file. right click it and deselect the option of "compress files to save disk space"

when we apply the boot manager is again decompressed. also if someone finds this harder we can directly deselect the compression option by reversing the process used to compress the drive

thats it . we are done

Apr 16, 2011 | PC Laptops

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Boot manager is compressed

Go ahead and try to restore your Operating Systerm with whatever disks the manufacturer came with the computer. As an aside though, the need to compress a drive with multiple gigs of space anyway ... overkill? If you do not have the disk, use any OS startup, XP/Vista/Win7/ whatever OS you prefer. You did not state the HD size, but the compression (and consequent uncompression) will slightly slow down processing after all is done. Good Luck !!! More questions,

Apr 21, 2010 | Gateway MX6959 Notebook

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BOOTMGR is compressed press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

Insert Microsoft Windows Vista Installation Disc.
Press any key when it says "Press any key to boot from CD".

After that you should see "Windows is loading files..."
KEEP pressing F8/F9(can't rmb which, just press both alternately) while
the progress bar loads..... Dun let go until you reach "Advanced boot
information" where you should see Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking,
Last Good known configuration etc...., just select Safe Mode with
Networking(or Safe Mode/Safe Mode with Command Prompt) and press Enter.
Wait for the files to load and there should be "Safe Mode" on 4 corners
of your monitor.

Just be patient and wait. A windows would soon pop up and says "Install
Windows". Don't worry, click next. Now at the bottom of this window, you
should see "Repair Windows". Click on it, and there are several options
available here. For this case, which is "Bootmgr is compressed.", CHOOSE
THE LAST OPTION - "Start Command Prompt".

OK type these things (Only works if you have Firefox, can't think of
anything else) below and follow closely:

When Command Prompt is started, type the command below first to ensure
that C Drive or whichever drive which contains all your system files is


X:System> (The string on the left is what appears on command prompt,
may differ on other computers.)

Now TYPE "C:" or "D:", depending on the hard disc volume you are





If you get this, very good, continue with the steps below.

Now Type:

CDProgram FilesMozilla Firefox



C:>CDProgram FilesMozilla Firefox (Press ENTER)

C:Program FilesMozilla Firefox (<<<<< Result)

Now type "firefox".

wait for Firefox to launch now.
it doesn't matter if no internet is available.

Now on firefox, go to File > Open File

Double click "My Computer", and you should see your hard disc there,
but don't double click on the hard disc. Instead, click once on the hard
disc, RIGHT CLICK, and choose properties. AT THE BOTTOM, UNTICK, I
REPEAT, UNTICK THE BOX SAYING "Compress this drive to save space

Read-Only Box and Archive Box), UNTICK, I REPEAT, UNTICK the 3RD BOX
Which says "Compress contents to save disc space".

Click OK, Apply and close the folder/file properties.

Now close the box opened by firefox, close firefox, close command

Your computer should be able to start properly now smile.gif

for xp:

Boot Manager is compressed
If by accident having compressed the entire boot partition, then Vista will display the following error:
BOOTMGR is compressed. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
Check points for fixing compressed boot-manager:
* Boot into Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) and perform a “Startup Repair”.
* If the above doesn’t solve the problem then boot into WinRE again, but when selecting the Vista-installation, then press “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:ootmgr
o compact /U C: tldr

Mar 30, 2010 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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Boot manager compressed wont start windows, keeps aking me to restart


You have corrupted boot loader manager so in order to restore the corrupted boot loader you have either to reinstall your operating system or repair it. To do the two recovery process you have to insert your CD Windows XP Installer then let the CD Boot and then follow the steps given by the computer installation wizard and t will guide you along the way to finished.
Note: Don't forget to back up first your data save in your hard disk particularly the data stored in your boot Disk partition.


Aug 25, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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