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Offline Willey

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RE BOOTING WINDOWS 7
« on: March 01, 2011, 10:14:40 PM »
When I try to reboot Windows 7 I get this: mehux is compressed. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: RE BOOTING WINDOWS 7
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2011, 11:09:17 PM »
Did you recently check the "compress this drive to save disk space" option on any of your drives?  (Everything else I'm about to post is related to this assumption.)

I don't get why it's saying "mehux" rather than BOOTMGR, but, I would think what I'm finding about BOOTMGR will apply here.

For one example, look under "Boot Manager is compressed" at http://smallvoid.com/article/winnt-bootmgr-missing.html.

I also found this during some searching:  http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-software/59244-htgcm-compressed-hit-ctrl-alt-del-restart.html

And here's a list of some useful links:  http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/boot-manager-is-compressed/5f7a1131-5345-4ed4-a313-1388c85ef369

Which links to this (this seems like a good bet, in my opinion):  http://en.kioskea.net/faq/4525-windows-vista-and-7-bootmgr-is-compressed

And to this YouTube video (which I personally recommend you have a look at):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vyDWny6F84

No matter what, if you don't have a backup of what's on there and you'd miss having it, find a way to take a backup NOW (take the drive out and over to another computer to copy stuff off, go to a local computer repair store and have them take the backup) before attempting anything.  While I personally think the risk is minimal, there's always a risk that your data might become inaccessible (especially if this message is caused by data corruption on the drive rather than inadvertently compressing the boot volume).

Hoping you have a Windows 7 installation DVD that you can boot with and access the recovery environment?

Let us know what you find out.

//A


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