The effects of compressibility on a stationary mode of instability of the 3-D boundary layer due to a rotating disc are investigated. The aim is to determine whether this mode will be important in the finite amplitude destabilization of the boundary layer. This stationary mode is characterized by the effective velocity profile having zero shear stress at the wall. Triple-deck solutions are presented for an adiabatic wall and an isothermal wall. It is found that this stationary mode is only possible over a finite range of Mach numbers. Asymptotic solutions are obtained which describe the structure of the wavenumber and the orientation of these modes as functions of the local Mach number. The effects of nonlinearity are investigated allowing the finite amplitude growth of a disturbance close to the neutral location to be described.