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Dell vostro 1400 laptop won't start b/c BOOTMGR is compressed....

\015 I accidentally compressed hardrive c (or whatever its called), and since my computer decided to update itself by shutting down, I've been stuck in a loop where Windows vista is about to start, but before the bar loads completely, it takes me to a black screen, and in the upper left-hand corner it says BOOTMGR is compressed, press Ctrl+Alt+Del. And when I do that, the cycle begins all over again. I ran the diagnostic on the laptop, and the hardrive failed, but after waiting for over an hour, it came up empty! Help!!\015

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Okok, bootmgr is what, as you may be able to guess controls the booting of your computer. the solution is simple. Get out the vista installation cd that came from dell (It DOES come with your computer) and put it in. Next, boot your computer nd you see the familiar DELL screen with a bar that loads, in the upper right, there is a thing that says F12: Boot Menu. Press F12 on your keyboard, the top should now say Loading Boot Menu or something like that. After it loads, you will see a simple list. Navigate to CD/DVD or whatever it calls the disc. You computer will now read the disc and load. Wait for it to finish. It will take you to a screen where you enter some settings. Look for the link that says "repair my pc" (you may have to enter some settings and click next first). Click the link. It will ask you to automatically fix error. Click yes and let it do its thing. If this does not work, repeat the process above, except instead of letting it automatially fix error, CLICK NO! Then it should load a option saying windows vista bla bla bla. Click that and let it repair. Now the problem should be fixed
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