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Offline Willey

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« 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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« 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

I also found this during some searching:

And here's a list of some useful links:

Which links to this (this seems like a good bet, in my opinion):

And to this YouTube video (which I personally recommend you have a look at):

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.


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