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Windows 7: BOOTMGR is compressed. Can't use CD's

21 Aug 2012   #1
Netwerx

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
BOOTMGR is compressed. Can't use CD's

Hello everybody!
I was cleaning up some unwanted files on my computer and I decided to compress the drive then undo it after but I forgot to undo it :|
I've looked everywhere and it says that I need a CD and sadly I don't have one.
I then downloaded the recovery files from neosmart but I found out my computer won't read any CD's or DVD's and the USB method didn't work for me.
I am also unable to go into the advanced boot options no matter how much I try.
Is there any way to fix it?
I have 2 computers in case anyone was wondering how i'm posting this.


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21 Aug 2012   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Netwerx, welcome to Seven Forums!


Is this the method you used to put the Windows installation files on USB, at the link below?


USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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21 Aug 2012   #3
Netwerx

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hello! Thanks for the reply.
I haven't tried this method yet!
I'll post the results soon.
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21 Aug 2012   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

My pleasure mate, be sure to post back with an update.
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21 Aug 2012   #5
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

From recovery environment->command prompt

Code:
 
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /fixmbr
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21 Aug 2012   #6
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Which partition did you compress? Do you have the 100 mb partition with the boot files and a separate OS partition?
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21 Aug 2012   #7
Netwerx

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I can't get to recovery environment no matter how many times I press F8
Also when I use the elevated command prompt it will only show both of my hard disk drives and not the USB I have.
Thanks for the replies!
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21 Aug 2012   #8
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Netwerx View Post
I can't get to recovery environment no matter how many times I press F8
Also when I use the elevated command prompt it will only show both of my hard disk drives and not the USB I have.
Thanks for the replies!
How the heck do you use the elevated command prompt?? I thought you can't even boot?!

F8 doesn't work because bootmgr file has been compressed
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21 Aug 2012   #9
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Netwerx View Post
Hello everybody!
I was cleaning up some unwanted files on my computer and I decided to compress the drive then undo it after but I forgot to undo it :|
I've looked everywhere and it says that I need a CD and sadly I don't have one.
I then downloaded the recovery files from neosmart but I found out my computer won't read any CD's or DVD's and the USB method didn't work for me.
I am also unable to go into the advanced boot options no matter how much I try.
Is there any way to fix it?
I have 2 computers in case anyone was wondering how i'm posting this.
What OS are you posting messages from? Also win7?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Aug 2012   #10
Netwerx

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Netwerx View Post
Hello everybody!
I was cleaning up some unwanted files on my computer and I decided to compress the drive then undo it after but I forgot to undo it :|
I've looked everywhere and it says that I need a CD and sadly I don't have one.
I then downloaded the recovery files from neosmart but I found out my computer won't read any CD's or DVD's and the USB method didn't work for me.
I am also unable to go into the advanced boot options no matter how much I try.
Is there any way to fix it?
I have 2 computers in case anyone was wondering how i'm posting this.
What OS are you posting messages from? Also win7?
I'm on my second computer I use for homework and browsing the internet.
The computer that can't boot has Windows 7 32bit
The computer i'm using right now has Windows XP
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