BOOTMNGR is compressed
Posted on 2011-10-10
I have a mash-up PC of an HP a1012x (motherboard) and a Compaq SR1090NX (Hard drive) and various other cards and hardware and I am having this same issue. Everything was working well with a fresh install of Windows 7 except that if I had one of my external hard drives plugged into a USB, the computer tried to boot to it so I disabled all external hard drives in order to fix it but I had not re-enabled any of the drives yet including my cd drives as secondary boot options when I started getting the BOOTMNGR is Compressed message. Now when I try to get to the boot menu (ESC for boot menu, F1 for set up or F10 for system recovery) it doesn't catch any keystrokes as if there's no keyboard attached so I'd like to know if there's another way to reset the cd drives as secondary had drives in the bios w/o actually going into the bios to set them so I can even try the above solution to the BOOTMNGR problem.