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HP NC 6000 windows 2000

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. I have Hp's nc 6000 windows 2000 installed.... what do i do????

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1st try last known good configuration

if that doesn't work

then get the setup cd. start the setup and press r or enter repair console when asked. it asks for your password, login, then run chkdsk make sure it does the check even if it says the disk is marked clean. I dont remember which switch it was you can see them with chkdsk /?

Do that and try starting windows again.

If that failes do a repair install from the windows setup.

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Bootmgr missing toshiba

Which operating system >?
What type of computer Desktop or Laptop >?
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.
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..
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

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.
Fix Bootmgr Is Missing in Windows XP
Open your anti-virus software program and run a full scan on your computer.
Delete all quarantined and infected files when the scan is complete.
Insert your Windows XP Install CD into your computer's CD/DVD-ROM drive.
Restart your computer.

Press the "R" button on your keyboard when the screen says "Welcome to Setup."
Type in the admin password when prompted.
Press "1" and then "Enter" to open the command prompt.
Type "fixboot" into the command prompt.
Press "Y" when a pop-up box appears, asking you for confirmation.
Restart your computer and you should be taken to your desktop.

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Low memory or hard drive space

Sir this error is probably give to you during the installation of Windows Vista Ultimate.
Probably the problem lies in the fact that your system's specifications might not be meeting the required for Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate.
  • These are the minimum requirements to run Windows Vista on your computer:
  • [*]800 megahertz (MHz) processor and 512 MB of system memory
  • [*]20 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space
  • [*]Support for Super VGA graphics
  • [*]CD-ROM drive

But it is recommended that you use the requirements needed for smooth running of Windows Vista, that are:

[*]1 gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

[*]1 gigabyte (GB) of system memory (512 megabytes (MB) for Home Basic)

[*]40 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space (20 GB for Home Basic)

[*]Support for DirectX 9 graphics with WDDM and 128 MB of graphics memory (32 MB for Home Basic)

[*]DVD-ROM drive

[*]Audio Output

[*]Internet access

I hope I was of help

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Disk full error on file save...


It seems that you Hard Drive is full. You may either choose to upgrade the Hard Drive, or you can compress or even delete some of your data. There are also programs that will search for duplicate files on your system. This website is one example of that.
I hope I answered your question. Have a great day.

Feb 28, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Sir my pc not format

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If you want to format your pc try this instruction.

1. When you format a computer hard drive you will lose everything that is on the drive. Therefore, it is very important to back up anything you might want later. Additionally, if you are going to be formatting and installing XP you need to make sure you have the discs for any applications or third party hardware you use since you will need to re-install your programs and drivers after re-installing Windows.

2. Take a moment to think of anything that you have on the computer that you wouldn't want to lose. Generally, you probably want everything in your My Documents folder, and you also want to save things like your favorites or bookmarks from your Web browser. Remember that each user on the computer has his or her own My Documents folder, Desktop items and Favorites/Bookmarks.

3. Save everything to a CD, DVD or a hard drive that you won't be formatting.

Formatting a Secondary Hard Drive

1. Right-Click on the "My Computer" icon either on your desktop or in the Start Menu and select "Manage."

2. A new window titled "Computer Management" comes up. Select "Storage" from the left hand side by clicking it once, then select "Disk Management(local)" from the right side by double-clicking it.

3. Now in the lower part of the main frame (right side) of the window you should see a nice visual of all your hard drives. Each line is a different drive. Each box on a line (with a colored bar at the top and a size displayed in MB or GB) is a partition on the drive. Partitions are separations of space on a drive. Unless you are doing something specific that requires multiple partitions, you only want one partition per drive.

4. First you must delete any existing partitions on the drive you are going to format. Do this by right-clicking on the partition's box and selecting "Delete Partition..." Since you already know that you will be deleting everything on the drive, and have already backed everything up, you can safely say yes to any warning the computer presents you with.

5. If there are multiple partitions make sure you have saved everything off them since they might each have different drive letters (i.e. "D:" or "F:"). Then repeat the above step for each of them. If you only want to format one partition that is OK and you can continue to the next step without deleting the other partitions.

6. The box for the drive to be formatted should now have a black bar at the top of it and should say "Unallocated" under its size (see picture). Right click on it and select "New Partition..." The New Partition Wizard comes up.

7. In the New Partition Wizard click next. On the next page make sure "Primary Partition" is selected and click next. Now make the size equal to the maximum (it should already be set to it), and click next again. On the next page the computer will automatically choose the first available drive letter for the new drive. However, if you like you can choose another drive letter from the drop-down menu, and then click next.

8. Finally the New Partition Wizard asks if you would like to format the new partition and if so what format. Choose "NTFS" as it is faster and more secure. Leave the "Allocation unit size" as "Default." In the "Volume label" field enter whatever name you want the drive to have. Simple is better. Avoid using spaces. Lastly, if the drive is brand new and has never been used before check the "Perform a quick format" box. If the drive has been used before leave this box unchecked. Leave the "Enable file and folder compression" box unchecked and click next. Then on the next page click finish.

9. The wizard will now spend a little while formatting the drive. On old or large drives this may take a while. Do not close the "Computer Management" window until it finishes. You will know it is done when the word under the size of the drive changes from "Formatting" to "Healthy" and the name and drive letter you chose for the new drive show up. After it is finished you can proceed to use your newly formatted drive.

Formatting and Installing from the Windows XP CD

1. This section explains how to reformat a drive from the Windows XP installation CD. This can be used when installing a fresh copy of Windows onto a computer. Here it is especially important to backup all of your important information because upon formatting you will lose EVERYTHING that used to be on the drive. This includes all applications and device drivers, so you must back up everything you can.

2. Insert your Windows XP installation disc into your CD drive (Home or Pro--it does not matter).

3. Now as you computer boots a little more it will say "Press any key to boot from CD.." press a key to do so.

4. The CD will load up a blue screen and then spend a while loading files it needs. When it is finished it will list a few options, mainly "Press ENTER to set up Windows XP." Press Enter or Return.

5. Now you will be at a screen to select where to install Windows to. This is where you can delete old partitions and format drives. The box in the bottom half of the screen shows all your drives and the partitions that exist on them. Use the Up and Down arrow keys to highlight your "C:" partition and press the 'D' key (if all that shows up is "Unpartitioned space" and you have no C: or D: partitions, skip this step). On the next screen press the 'L' key to finalize deleting the partition.

6. Now you are back on the screen to choose where to install Windows. The box on the lower half of the screen should no longer show a partition but simply have an entry "Unpartitioned space xxxxxMB." Select this with the arrow keys and press the 'C' key to create a partition on the drive. The next screen tells you the minimum and maximum sizes the partition can be and lets you pick the size. The default size is the maximum, but double check that the number entered is the maximum and hit enter.

7. Now you will again be back at the choose where to install Windows screen. But this time you will have a partition that looks something like this "C: Partition1 [New (Raw)]xxxxxxMB." Highlight this entry and press enter.

8. The next screen lets you choose which file system to format the drive with. Choose NTFS as it is faster and more secure. If the drive is brand new and has never been used before then use one of the options that ends in "(Quick)." Or, choose one of the lower down options. Use the arrow keys to select the proper one and press Enter or Return.

9. From here you are all set and the installation of Windows will proceed starting with a format of your drive. This will take a while (over half an hour) so you can take a little break.

Feb 18, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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My PC which is Windows XP has not been working good for a few months now. When I bootup in the morning everything shows up but any programs that I click on will not come up even Internet Exporer, the...

There are several factors which could be causing this, the four I suspect are :
1.) Hard drive is affected with bad sectors and RSC errors
2.) You have a virus
3.) Windows is corrupt
4.) Your hard drive is fragmented badly

In this order, try these solutions.

1.) Go to My Computer then right click on the hard drive icon, go to properties / tools and defragment hard drive. This will take a long time.
When this is done, same as above but under properties/ tools, schedule a disk check on reboot.

(these actions will fix any errors that CAN be repaired easily in windows and move your files where they should be on the hard drive (over time, windows likes to "chuck the files anywhere it can", resulting in slow performance and the need to reboot.

2.) Now, go Back to my computer hard drive and properties and see how much space is FREE on your hard drive, if it is less than 1GB, click on Disk cleanup. This will remove all the junk files like cookies and the other detritus that accumulates over a period of time. If after this there is still only a little free space, then get as much off the drive and saved elsewhere as you can.. consider fitting another hard drive as a slave to store your data on and leave the main drive to do the programmes etc.
(Windows uses what is called a "swap file", this "helps" the computer run programmes and store info in memory...if thre is not enough free space on your drive, it struggles to work efficiently.

3.) Even if the computer is now working faster, STILL do this.
Download a copy of HDD tune from the internet (the free version) and install and run, in the tab for doing a disk check, do a quick check and if any of the little green squares turns red (more than 3 is not good), get your data off asap and prepare to replace the HDD asap.

4.) Download a copy of DRWEB Cure it from the internet, save to a memory stick and run it on the computer, this will NOT install to the hard drive, BUT will scan to get rid of any viruses and malware

This should sort out your problems

Jan 18, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My lab top hard memory is parted in c and d and I am running out of space in c drive. How to put them together

1. Go to the Start menu and open Control Panel
2. Select the System and Maintenance option if you are using the Control Panel Home View and Administrative Tools if you are using the Classic View
3. In the Administrative Tools section, select Create and format disk partitions.
4. For Classic View users, select the Computer Management option and select Storage. When done, click Disk Management
5. When the list of your drive is displayed, choose the one with which you want to merge your partitioned drive with (e.g. disk D:) and select Delete Volume.
6. Hence, select your drive C: and the option Extend Volume. You computer will automatically select empty available spaces on your hard disk, and you can alter them if you wish to do so.


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It Says "Installing Updates" but never shuts down

If you are updating windows xp and it says installing updates when you are shutting down your computer, you should let it finish, even if it tales overnight. depenind on how many updates you have, better to go to the updates web site and do it from there. after they have installed then you should be able to do a restart on your computer and compleate. Any thing ells you are best off contacting MicroSoft

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Unable to enable ntfs compression in vista (hard disk-"all drives

Compress an entire NTFS volume
warning.png You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure.

bullet.png Double click on My Computer on the desktop.
bullet.png Right-click the volume you want to compress, and then click Properties.
bullet.png In the General tab, click to select the Compress Volume to save disk space check box, and then click OK.
bullet.png In “Confirm Attribute Changes”, click the option you want.

You may have already attempted this but Maybe not....
This error usually happens in Linux but occasionally within windows.
My apologies if this does not help.

May 26, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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I have win xp and win 2000 on hard drive I need to remove 2000.

on windows xp the system will not freeze it will start warning you your out of disk space really the only way to get rid of windows 2000 and just use xp is to buy windows xp and install it fresh to compltly get rid of 2000 and the old verison of windows xp 

Mar 27, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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try quit that programs that use to much space , or buy a external hard disk.

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