My tale of woe: I was trying to free up some space on my hp laptop. Unbeknownst to me, the boot manager was compressed in the process, so I got an error message when I turned on the laptop ("boot manager compressed, press ctrl-alt-delete to restart). After doing some research on the net, I found a suggestion to fix the problem via the command prompt (something like "bootmanager\fixrecvmanager" or something like that). It took me forever to find my way to the command prompt via the Recovery Manager, but it seemed to work. Except now instead of getting stuck at the "boot manager compressed" screen, the laptop loads files and then goes directly to the Recovery Manager. And no matter what I do, I can't get out the Recovery Manager. Even when I "finish" the Recovery Manager, the computer restarts and goes right back to the Recovery Manager.
Please help. This is driving me crazy. Btw, I can follow basic instructions, but I'm not very computer proficient. Thanks so much for any help you can offer.