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Boot Mgr is Compressed

by daisydoo_do / April 21, 2011 2:56 PM PDT

I have a HP mini 110-3000 with windows XP, i have compressed my boot mgr and no longer have access to windows. I have tried to upload MIE image manager onto a USB but it always times out. I have also tried to download Roxio Back on Track but it says the download limit has been reached.
I have been told i need to take out my HD and connect it to another computer and decompress my files, however im not very computer literate and not 100% how to do this. Can someone help me out with some instructions please?
if anyone has any other suggestions il gladly take them, please keep the jargon simple though.

many thanks in advance Grin

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Just checking.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 22, 2011 2:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Boot Mgr is Compressed

There are many articles about using external adapters for the hard drive. I can't tell if you looked for such but suggest you try again. You didn't reveal what other machine you have so I can't tell if you will need any adapter.

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by daisydoo_do / April 22, 2011 11:21 AM PDT
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Im connecting to a HP pavillion laptop, i think i know how to connect the HD to the other laptop but im not sure if it will be at simple as accessing it from the other laptop and decompressing my files, i have read numerous articles, but as i have said im not very computer literate and didnt always understand them

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Did you consider using a cable or enclosure?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 23, 2011 1:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Boot Mgr is Compressed

Here's a cable I use all the time ->
I'm sure these are on Amazon too.

If you feel uncomfortable do such things, why not talk to the folk you get your support from?

If you feel comfortable using the cable, why not get your files out and then restore the machine and tell yourself "I'll not compress that again!"

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