Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: "cmlwu is compressed" At startup

11 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 / x64 / Ubuntu Dual Boot
 
 
"cmlwu is compressed" At startup

Ok so my friend brought her laptop around after being showed the above message, it was a fresh install of Win 7 32bit

Tried a system restore through the windows cd recovery option

I was unable to get a screen shot as she was in a hurry, Ended up wiping it clean and reinstalling windows.

i know it isn't that urgent now but does anyone know what it could possibly mean? i couldn't find anything on Google.

Cheers Paul

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Oct 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

what the error appear ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Paul is that the full message, and are you sure it's correct?

The file isn't a known file by Google except in this thread, so the full error message text would have to be googled correctly to see how others have dealt with it.

There isn't enough information now to say for sure, but if she couldn't boot it is similar to an error where the C drive files are compressed and cannot boot.

That fix is to browse via the Repair CD "Load Drivers" link to rightclick C>Properties and uncheck the "Compress files to save space on HD."
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


12 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 / x64 / Ubuntu Dual Boot
 
 

Hi, The only other thing it said was to press alt control del to restart,

This message was displayed before windows could even boot..
I wish i could show you a picture

gregrocker
I wish i had some more time with it maybe i could have fixed this issue using your solution, Thanks for your reply.

Yes Google didn't come back with anything which is strange, maybe I'm the first to post this problem which i doubt

Oh well it's working now so all is good.

Thankyou.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 "cmlwu is compressed" At startup




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: "cmlwu is compressed" At startup
Thread Forum
Solved "Bootmgr is compressed" - problem General Discussion
Windows wont start after compressing C drive. "TOLFJ is compressed" BSOD Help and Support
windows failed to start with "ynhif is compressed" error General Discussion
Solved Win7 pro startup error "Boot MGR missing"/"Operating System Not Found Installation & Setup
"wgmiu is compressed, press ctrl, alt., delete" message General Discussion
"BootMGR is compressed" General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:19 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33