Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: OS Loader missing

13 May 2011   #1
jshoe58

Windows 7
 
 
OS Loader missing

I am running Windows 7 on an Lenovo W700 and and getting could us some help.
My system has tried to do a start up repair and is telling me that the OS Loader can not be found. I down loaded a copy of the EasyBCD however I can only access my files through the command prompt.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

13 May 2011   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

hi jshoe58, welcome to the forums, have a look at this tutorial MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record it may be of help to you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 May 2011   #3
gregrocker

 

Boot the Win7 DVD or Repair CD to run Startup Repair repeatedly to see if it will start:
System Repair Disc - Create
Startup Repair
You can copy out your files using DVD/Repair CD: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

If not, run Lenovo factory Recovery from boot: Lenovo Support - How do I recover my system using ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery or using your Recovery Disks if you made them.

Or find a Win7 Installation DVD to reinstall with the Product Key on your COA sticker: Reinstalling Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


13 May 2011   #4
jshoe58

Windows 7
 
 

Did not work the first time, I am going to try again.
The Machine does have 2 Hd.s running in RAID 0.
When command screen open the Drives show up as D: not C: as I was expecting.
Is there a different procedure when running this configuration?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 May 2011   #5
gregrocker

 

Which step are you trying?

Was your drive lettered D before.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 OS Loader missing




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BIOS Update - Boot Loader Missing
I am for sure gonna get kicked out of this forum for being so annoying. I hope not, because some of the smartest people I have found are in this great forum. Anyway, I did something I know was newbie-stupid wrong. I tried the ASUS EZ Update from within Win 7 to update my ASUS Crosshair V Formula...
Hardware & Devices
Issues with recovery and missing boot loader
Ok, I read over this forum, and tried several of the options. My issue: Boot loader is missing from HD. I entered the windows repair from dvd, and it finally showed the windows installation, C:\Windows (recovered). Tried selecting it again to have windows reinstall MBR, but now it says...
Installation & Setup
windows 7 boot loader missing/corrupt
I recently Uninstalled my Ubuntu 9.10 partition from my 500gb IDE hard drive, and thought nothing of formatting the partition and setting it up as a new windows drive. But, out of my own forgetfulness, i forgot that in rder to dual boot windows 7 with ubuntu, you Have to install the GRUB boot...
Installation & Setup
Loader
what is a boot loader?
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:30.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App