Kippy 1 - bootmgr

March 5, 2013 at 00:29:06
Specs: Windows XP
Hi. Please help, I am tearing my hair out here. I have an Advent Notebook with Windows XP OS - I did not get a disc with it.I wanted to save space so I decompressed the C drive along with its files and now when I boot the computer, it says BOOTMGR is compressed, Press Ctr + Alt + Del to restart. No luck. How do I get my Notebook restarted without a disc.
thankyou!

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#1
March 5, 2013 at 00:41:37
You will have to download and burn the recovery console to disc

http://www.thecomput...om/files/rc.iso

Boot from that,

Select the installation you want to access (usually 1: C:\WINDOWS)
You may be asked to enter the Administrator password (usually empty).
You should be in the C:\WINDOWS folder. This is the same as the C:\WINDOWS folder you see in explorer.

Type: fixmbr

Type: fixboot


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#2
March 5, 2013 at 05:57:43
Gretti
Your link seems to be wonky.

Kippy1
In the meantime maybe this will help you:
http://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.p...
(see first post and link to file).

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#3
March 5, 2013 at 10:23:51
No luck as yet. The hair is coming out in clumps.

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#4
March 5, 2013 at 14:20:27
Did you manage to burn the disk - see link in #2?

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#5
March 6, 2013 at 00:09:29
I burnt the disc, put it in the external optical drive (no internal optical drive in the notebook) and still nothing - other than the irritating "BOOTMGR is compressed, Press Ctr + Alt + Del to restart". It's doing my head in. If only I had the technical expertise.

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#6
March 6, 2013 at 01:10:58
The system is not just going to boot from the optical drive. You will have to find the boot selector key, I think it's F11 on those, but it could be F12. Anyway, right after you turn the system on, tap one of those keys, if it doesn't work start again with the other key, and so on an so forth. So one of these keys will bring up the boot selector menu, when it does, select your optical drive and hit enter to boot the disc.

Let us know how it goes.


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#7
March 6, 2013 at 03:42:43
Watch the screen for the word Setup while it is booting up. It should tell you the key to use. In the BIOS menu there will be a setting to put your CD drive ahead of the hard drive.

If you have any difficulty let us know the exact make and model number of your computer.

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#8
March 6, 2013 at 23:55:24
I followed your instructions and nothing happened. I found the boot selector menu and chose the usb/cd rom item and hit enter. No joy only despair. Time to get the hammer out.

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#9
March 6, 2013 at 23:56:33
I watched the screen after following thread 6. Nothing - no SETUP appeared.

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#10
March 7, 2013 at 04:09:26
Please list the make and model of your computer.

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#11
March 7, 2013 at 05:35:55
Advent Notebook - Model No 4211 - B

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#12
March 7, 2013 at 05:52:21
The correct key to hit for the boot menu is F11. It's all in the timing. As soon as you press the power button start taping the F11 key every 1/2 second until you see the menu pop up. If you missed it. hold the power button until the system shuts down then start over.

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#13
March 12, 2013 at 06:00:46
I tried it all and in desperation I formatted the hard drive.

Thanks for all your help.


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#14
March 12, 2013 at 08:45:16
Ah well, sometimes it's for the best, especially if you are taking hours and days to fix it.

Glad to hear you've sorted it and thanks for popping back to let us know.

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