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Old 05-27-2015, 05:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so apparently my friend compressed his entire SSD drive on his dual drive ASUS gaming laptop. I don't know why. He's swedish so that might have something to do with it......Anyway his OS was on his SSD, and therefore his computer doesnt recognize bootmgr. So i put in an extra win7 hard drive i had to run an OS to decompress it but its not even reading the files as compressed. How do i decompress the files and recover his OS? Thanks
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What tool was used to compress the drive?
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Assuming the "BOOTMGR is compressed" message is coming up on startup, then try Fix #1 from here for Win7:
https://neosmart.net/wiki/bootmgr-is...s_Vista_7_8_81

If Fix #1 fails, then do it manually from the install CD using Fix #3.
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apparently he went to Properties and compressed it to save space......and its just saying Bootmgr is missing
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apparently he went to Properties and compressed it to save space......and its just saying Bootmgr is missing
Try the suggestions I posted above. Failing that, here's a way to rebuild the boot manager/BCD:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...?wa=wsignin1.0

Either way, you'll need a Windows 7 disc to boot off of so you can get into the recovery environment, unless the WinRE was installed alongside Windows.
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