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Windows 7: decompress a compressed drive

30 Mar 2014   #1

64 bit
decompress a compressed drive

I compressed the entire c-drive the other day, and now I cannot turn on my windows anymore, only saw an error message "ADXRL is compressed, press ctrl/alt/delete to proceed", but it freezes at this stage and I just cannot do anything about it - is there a way to decompress the drive without opening up windows or using a win7 installation CD (as it's nowhere to be found….)? Any ideas??

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP


Boot into System Recovery Options from the Win7 installation media or System Repair Disk to run System Restore to before the problem occurred.

If that doesn't help then try BootMGR Compressed Message at Boot Fix
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Apr 2014   #3

64 bit

Got it, thanks, very helpful!!
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