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Windows 7: BOOTMGR fixes fail

25 Jul 2012   #1
Hoggorm

Windows 7 Home premium, 64 bit
 
 
BOOTMGR fixes fail

Hi

I have a brand new PC with an ASUS P9X79 motherboard and two harddisks C: and D: with Windows 7 on the C: disk.

My previous PC was a Dell laptop and I was assured I could insert the harddisk (running Windows Vista) from that computer, format it and have a third harddisk. So that's what I've done this evening...

Complete fail...

After entering the Diskmanager I formatted the new F: disk and restarted the computer.

The following message appears:

BOOTMGR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

Now I search for help on the internet and find various ways to fix this.

My first problem starts when I've run the Windows 7 install CD and tells the system to Repair my system. I then get the following message:

This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disk that is compatible with this version of Windows.

Ok - so now I do not get any further

For some reason however I have a couple of times not seen this message and instead being shown the next page where I first tried to repar the system automatically. No luck with that...

The next time I came to the System Recovery Options (I do not know what I do, if I do anything. Most of the time the "not compatible version" error message appears) I entered the Command Prompt and wrote

bootrec /rebuildbcd

I can't remember what happens but it does not fix the problem. So the next time I write the following (found on a Norwegian help forum):

bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
ren C:\boot\bcd bcd.old
bootrec /rebuildbcd

"The operation completed successfully" message appears, I restart and no joy:

BOOTMGR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

I really hope you can help me with this problem! Please...


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25 Jul 2012   #2
Everlong

 

In your BIOS, you should have a section where your boot device priority is. There should also be a section where you can set in which order the HDDs boot, so if the HDD is set to be the highest priority, within this there should be a section where you can set which HDD boots first. Try changing it to the HDD with Windows 7 on.
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26 Jul 2012   #3
Hoggorm

Windows 7 Home premium, 64 bit
 
 

Unfortunately that did not help... I even tried to disconnect all other disks as well so that the only disk in the computer was the one with Windows 7 on it.

I'm still stuck
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26 Jul 2012   #4
Everlong

 

Keep only that HDD in and then boot in to Windows 7 recovery and in the command prompt try bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot again and then see if you can get in to Windows then.
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26 Jul 2012   #5
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Only connect old drive so C,D to pc. Did you do bootrec/fixboot and bootrec/fixmbr ?
both command succeeded succesfully? What error on normal reboot?
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26 Jul 2012   #6
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Very sure your windows version is 64bit???
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26 Jul 2012   #7
Hoggorm

Windows 7 Home premium, 64 bit
 
 

Unfortunately I'm unable to enter the Command Promt of the System Recovery. When I press Reapir system I get a message saying:

This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disk that is compatible with this version of Windows.

That happens with all, or only one HD in the system.

Randomly I do get into the command propt yesterday, but after three hours of restarting this morning I only get the Wrong Windows Error above...

Quite sure its 64bit yes...
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26 Jul 2012   #8
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Boot from either your Windows 7 installation disc or Windows 7 System Repair Disc, and press Shift + F10 when at either screen below.


Now you are in command prompt

Code:
 
DIR C:\
DIR D:\
DIR E:\
What's your windows drive letter? (may be different as in running win7!)

Code:
 
DISKPART
sel disk 0
list part
sel part 0
det part
sel part 1
det part
sel part 2
det part
exit
Which partition is active? Also note the drive letter of active partition and its label. Give that information please


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26 Jul 2012   #9
Hoggorm

Windows 7 Home premium, 64 bit
 
 

Hi Kaktussoft,

I'm sorry, but I do not fully understand what to do...

I was able to open the command prompt using Shift-F10. Thank you. However now I'm unsure what you want me to do..?

Initially it sais:

X:\Sources

So I type (is that what you mean?)

dir c:\

c was the drive I installed Windows 7 on.

The following message appears:

Volume in drive C has no label
Volume Serial Number is xxxxxxxxx
Directory of c:\

all my folders on drive C and BCD_Backup and then it returns to

X:\Sources

Now I'm very unsure what you mean by the next part. So I try typing diskpart first.

DISKPART>

appears

Next I type

List part

"There is no disk selected to list partitions. Select a disk and try again"

What do I type exactly?
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26 Jul 2012   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Question:

Is your Win 7 version installed on the HDD the same as the Win 7 version on the DVD?

By that, I am not talking about home premium, professional,ultimate RATHER

Is the Win 7 DVD for 32 bit Win 7 OR
is the Win 7 DVD for 64 bit Win 7?
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