Fixing Bootmgr Is Missing and Bootmgr is Compressed in Windows 7 & Windows Vista
Fixing BootMGR is Missing and BootMGR is Compressed errors in Windows 7 and Windows Vista Overview
Troubleshooting BootMGR startup errors in Windows 7 and Vista is actually a pretty straight forward process. Despite the initial dreaded response most users experience after receiving BootMGR error messages, more often than not there are some simple fixes that can be performed using the Windows 7 or Vista installation DVD.
In this guide we are going to help you troubleshoot and fix two common BootMGR Windows 7 and Vista startup errors including the BOOTMGR IS COMPRESSED and the BOOTMGR IS MISSING error.
We cannot guarantee this guide will solve all your BootMGR startup problems, though these steps have worked for many and they may just solve your own BootMGR startup problems. Enjoy!
How To Fix BOOTMGR IS MISSING
Sometimes in Windows 7 and Windows Vista you may receive the Bootmgr is Missing error upon restarting your Windows 7 or Vista based computer as shown below:
BOOTMGR IS MISSING
Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to Restart
While the BootMGR is Missing error will prevent Windows from launching don’t panic, if the problem isn’t hardware related many of you will be able to quickly resolve this error using the Windows 7/Vista DVD.
Start with Fix #1 and if it doesn’t resolve your issue try Fix #2.
After booting from your Windows 7 or Vista DVD choose `Repair your Computer’ and then select `Startup Repair’. Restart your computer when prompted and if this doesn’t solve your issue proceed to Fix #2.
After booting from you Windows 7/Vista DVD choose `Repair your Computer’, then select `Command Prompt’. In the command prompt window type the following command and hit enter, then reboot your computer.
How To Fix BOOTMGR IS COMPRESSED
Sometimes after enabling or disabling disk compression on your Windows 7 or Windows Vista boot drive you may receive the Bootmgr is Compressed error upon restarting your computer as displayed below:
BOOTMGR IS COMPRESSED
Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to Restart
Despite the error preventing your computer from launching Windows 7/Vista successfully don’t panic, the solutions we’ve provided below have worked for many others in resolving this dreaded BOOTMGR IS COMPRESSED error and we feel they may just resolve your own.
Start with Fix #1 and continue through each fix until you resolve your issue.
After booting from your Windows 7 or Vista DVD choose `Repair your Computer’ and then select `Startup Repair’. Restart your computer and if this doesn’t solve your issue proceed to Fix #2.
After booting from your Windows 7 or Vista disk, go ahead and click the `Load Drivers’ button at the prompt where you can select your OS installation. After clicking the `Load Drivers’ button an explorer style window will pop up, go ahead and right click on the drive that may have been compressed and deselect `Compress this Drive’. Choose apply and then apply to subfolders/files before rebooting. If your drive wasn’t compressed or this fix did not work for you after rebooting, proceed to Fix #3.
After booting from you Windows 7/Vista DVD choose `Repair your Computer’, then select `Command Prompt’ and execute these two commands hitting enter after each one:
- bootrec /fixboot
- bootrec /fixmbr
After running these two commands reboot your computer. If this doesn’t fix the BOOTMGR IS COMPRESSED error, proceed to Fix #4.
After booting from you Windows 7/Vista DVD choose `Repair your Computer’, select `Command Prompt’ and then type the following commands hitting enter after each one:
- expand bootmgr temp
- attrib bootmgr –s –r –h
- del bootmgr
- ren temp bootmgr
- attrib bootmgr –a +s +h +r
Now reboot to complete the changes.
We hope you enjoyed our guide to repairing the Windows 7 and Windows Vista BootMGR is Missing & BootMGR is Compressed startup error messages. If the steps in this guide didn’t resolve your own BootMGR problems, feel free to contact us and we may be able to help you out or at least point you in the right direction!
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