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Got a ibm thinkpad t42 the os is windows xp. it will not boot I get the message bootmgr is compressed restart what do i do?

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  • kblm140 Mar 27, 2009

    I haven't gotten to the computer yet but i will. thank you verry much i was hoping that i didn't have to reinstall the xp but if i am lucky i can correct the problem in safe mode. I will post the results when i do .

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Fist you have start ypu laptop in safe mode you laptop is reboot time press F8 key and select the safemode and after use normal mode and your problem is still pressnet pls reinstall windows xp.................100% ..........

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I HAVE A IBM THINKPAD T42, IT HAS WINDOWS PRODUCT KEY AT THE BACK, I FORMATED IT AND I WANT TO REINSTALL THE OS BUT I DONT HAVE THE ORIGINAL CD AND ALSO I DONT KNOW WHICH SERVICE PACK WAS IT. CAN I USE ANY...


This T42 was probably installed with Windows XP. Pro. Look at the label it will state which version of XP and on the left hand side of the label you will see a version no. X08 or X10, You can use any Windows XP Pro CD that is the same version that is on the label ie. X08 or X10.
The latest Service pack for XP is SP3.

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My ibm thinkpad T42 keeps restarting after opening


try to boot your PC first on safe mode and restore the computer back to the date where it is working fine by using system restore. if same issue occur. you have to reinstall your operating system by using the recovery disk. your windows is already corrupted.

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Apr 02, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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IBM ThinkPad T42 BOOTMGR is missing


Go in to the setup and change the boot order, to CD then Hard drive. When you boot it will at the bottom of the screen show you press .... for setup. The restart Ensure that your operating or recovery disc is in the dvd rom, when it promps press any key to boot form cd, do so, wait for the system to run setup when it prompts press... to run ASR (automatic system repair) do so. This shoul sort it out, if not, it might be harware failure. Good luck

Mar 03, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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BOOTMGR is compressed. press ctrl alt del to restart.


You can find lots of items about this problem on Google. Without more information such as your operating system and what happened before the problem started, it's hard to say any more. Try this thread for several possible solutions.

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IBM thinkpad t42 boot up problem.


The sympton is rather vague, but I suggest the following options, to be followed one by one, until one of them works for you.

1) Boot your system in Safe Mode (if Windows is your OS) by pressing F8 after the usual "beep" provided by the BIOS after it detects all is fine. If it boots up, which takes a little longer than usual, then your system is probably Ok, although it may have a configuration problem.
Reboot the machine from the shut down menu and hopefully it will work Ok. If not, then, depending on whether you have Windows Vista (or better), try:

2) Boot again pressing the F8 key, but this time locate the option that reads something like "Last known good configuration". Highlight it with the arrow keys and press Enter.
If you have System Restore set on your drive(s) your laptop should boot up normally.

3) The last option would be for you to go into your system BIOS and run at least a HD detection test, followed by a memory test, etc., but I would only recommend doing this if you know what you're doing. If not, ask a friend for help.

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Will not boot


Try booting to your Vista installation DVD. Choose Repair. Select the OS
(should be the only one that shows up). It should repair the BOOTMGR.

Mar 26, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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When I start my computer, it gives the message "bootmgr is compressed" and instructs me to cntl+alt+del. When I do the ctrl+alt+del, it resets to the same place. I have an IBM Thinkpad T42.


Hi Ivanprime200,

You need to boot from the Vista DVD., Click to select 'Repair my Computer'.

At the prompt to select your OS installation, click the button that says 'Load Drivers'. This should bring up a explorer-style drive browser.

Then just right-click on the drive you tried to compress, and deselect 'Compress this Drive', which should still be ticked on.
Make sure you hit apply, and apply to subfolders/files.

After that, restart your laptop.

This should able to help you, good luck. Please some back here if you still have problem.

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Jan 19, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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When I tried to switch on ny laptop t43 it is failing to boot,


Is there any way I can take a remote session on your laptop ? .. This way I can look into the problem andb can find the appropriate solution.

regards
Nitin

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