My Vostro 1520 laptop, is giving me a BOOTMGR is compressed notice

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My Vostro 1520 laptop, is giving me a BOOTMGR is compressed notice

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I was cleaning my disc last evening, computer was running slower then usual.  When I restarted the computer the message read "BOOTMGR is compressed"

Press Ctrl ALT Del to restart

I do this to no avail.

Windows will not open.

I have spent 2 hours trying to get tech support with Dell, I have 2 years warranty, but now I am told this is a software issue.  I have not installed any software, other then what came installed with the laptop.

I need HELP!

Thanks, Belinda

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  • Start with an extended (NOT just quick) hard drive diagnostic.  F12 at powerup - choose Dell diagnostics, run the quick test, boot to the 32-bit diags thereafter and run a complete test on the drive.