Urgengt: LPIRQ is compressed!!!???

amir-a

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 6, 2012
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Hi All,

I faced a problem while booting up Windows 7 on my macbook pro.

I used the option: "Compress drive to save disk space" in windows (Accessible by: Right Click on the Drive Icon > Properties). Basically it encoded files on the windows drive the way they take up less space on disk (Said Captain Obvious:p)

The problem started when I restarted the laptop and now I am seeing this error message when I select to boot windows.

LPIRQ is compressed
Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart

Does anyone know how I can decode the files in windows drive back to normal knowing that I don't have access to windows at the moment:(?

Thanks A LOT:)
 

dtjay7

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Jul 25, 2008
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You may want to post in the "Windows on the Mac" part of the forums. It seems like it may be a better area for your question. Just a suggestion
 

amir-a

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Original poster
Jan 6, 2012
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But apparently the thread (at Windows on Mac) has been deleted :confused:
 

pscraig

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Apr 9, 2008
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In general, Windows drive compression is a BAD idea. I have had problems with it since Windows 95. But the problem is recovery, and with Windows 7 we finally have a decent method:

1. Start your computer from the Windows 7 installation DVD or Repair CD. (Hold down C while booting Macbook)
2. Select Repair your computer.
3. Load driver.
4. Go to Computer and right click drive where Windows 7 is installed.
5. Select Properties and uncheck "Compress drive to save disk space".
6. Close and restart the computer normally.

Note this will decompress your Windows hard drive partition and may take quite a while.
 
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But apparently the thread (at Windows on Mac) has been deleted :confused:
You can't create more than one thread about the same issue. That is stated in the rules, maybe have a read, if you have the time.
If you see, that you created a post or thread in the wrong place, just use the REPORT BAD POST button (
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amir-a

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 6, 2012
5
0
In general, Windows drive compression is a BAD idea. I have had problems with it since Windows 95. But the problem is recovery, and with Windows 7 we finally have a decent method:

1. Start your computer from the Windows 7 installation DVD or Repair CD. (Hold down C while booting Macbook)
2. Select Repair your computer.
3. Load driver.
4. Go to Computer and right click drive where Windows 7 is installed.
5. Select Properties and uncheck "Compress drive to save disk space".
6. Close and restart the computer normally.

Note this will decompress your Windows hard drive partition and may take quite a while.
Tnx a ton. I'll try and post the result:)

You can't create more than one thread about the same issue. That is stated in the rules, maybe have a read, if you have the time.
If you see, that you created a post or thread in the wrong place, just use the REPORT BAD POST button (Image) on the left side of your post and ask a mod to move the thread or delete the post.
Gotcha. My bad :eek: