I accidentally somehow compressed something on my computer and am getting this message "bootmgr is compressed". I think I did it when i was compressing stuff on my hard to conserve space. How do i fix it?
Other than the beta versions of Windows 7, you can still right click on my computer, properties, advanced, and still select some of the bootmgr parameters, such as which os to boot into by default (and the time to wait) on a multi-boot system, but this wouldn't fix a broken bootmgr problem.easy bcd ... this is by far my choice when fiddling with the bood loader in windows 7 as i can no longer edit a batch bootloader.ini file like in windows xp
How did you change it to Windows 7 without a cd driver?it had vista then changed to xp i think and changed it to windows 7 ultimate the brand is hp.
Use F9 in order to boot from the external cd/dvd drive you borrowed. You didn't explain how you upgraded your system to Windows 7, did you use an external cd/dvd drive back then also?Ok during setup i get f9 boot device menu, f10 based setup, f12 network net work service boot.
You're laptop needs to be running in order to transfer files from it's hard drive. Windows 7 cd/dvd should have an option to just repair the bootmgr.can i connect it to my working computer and transfer the files i need?
You'd need to remove the hard drive from the lap top and connect it to the working computer, if that is possible.
Maybe I don't understand what you're trying to do. You want to backup the files from the hard drive inside your laptop, but you laptop won't boot because bootmgr is compressed. If your laptop won't boot, then how are you planning to access those files?really?
There's stll the issue that you can't boot from the hard drive on your lap top. So you'll need to bood from the cd. If you boot from the cd, why not use Windows 7 recovery (bootrec.exe /fixboot) to fix bootmgr.i need to get my friends disk but was wondering if you could copy bootmgr from a working computer to my computer?