Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
I wish you well but almost nothing you have done is a recognized repair step for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.
Those steps start with confirming the OS is free of infection as it often won't repair if so. Then it proceeds through the steps which have worked best in thousands of cases here to help get Windows 7 started.
Yet you ignore these proven steps and shower us with random and unguided steps you've run which almost always add up to corrupting the OS beyond Repair.
If Startup Repair can't sort it out then it's unlikely to repair. The exception is that sometimes bootrec commands (all automated in Startup Repair) can jumpstart repair if no OS appears. We also have success with Rebuilding MBR using Partition Wizard boot CD which gives you a picture of what you're doing. These steps are all compiled in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot,
often with illustrated tutorials.
I did go through the steps on the link you posted. AND THEY DIDN'T work hence the other seemingly random steps I've been taking.
But here are details of those attempts:
step 1: Couldn't run in safemode of any kind. it wasn't even booting and No f8 was not a viable option/selectable/ not even showing up
step 2: can not burn images of any kind to anything. + already using install disk
step 3: sfc scan done 100% resulted in no integrity problems
step 4/5: system recovery option did zip, ran it dozens of times not just 3
step 6/7/8: minus the third party tools got me back to the missing bootmgr error
At that point I copied the bootmgr from my good laptop to the one I'm trying to fix. It also uses win 7. and it worked to get ride of that error message. so when it says error message missing-blah, I find blah on the newly installed copy or from off my other laptop if it's not in system32 of new install. that's not random :0(
and I try to post in the off chance that this works someone else can find this and take what they need to fix theirs. I've been reading up on this issue and the most likely cause of the problem for this laptop is due to the power issue not a virus. I've also been look through the forums and youtube every time a different error comes up and follow posted proven steps to fix that issue. so it isn't really unguided but I get that you really don't know how to fix my issue and it's frustrating but you don't have to be mean.