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Windows 7: Oh noes!! [Bootmgr]

23 Sep 2009   #11
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
dont think so mate, looks like full install for yall

+1 1/2 back up yer data and format..... you know that is what you're going to have to do ... you just havent admitted it to your self yet..


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23 Sep 2009   #12
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Do make sure you're booting from the CD drive before trying to format. And if he can't boot from the CD, how can he boot from any other 3rd party tool?
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23 Sep 2009   #13
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
Do make sure you're booting from the CD drive before trying to format. And if he can't boot from the CD, how can he boot from any other 3rd party tool?

His original post suggests that his boot order was not properly set to boot from the CD drive, thus the missing boot mgr error. Once this is corrected, he will be able to format the drive before installation..
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23 Sep 2009   #14
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yes, but why bother formatting and reinstalling Windows if he can boot from his repair disk?
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23 Sep 2009   #15
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
Yes, but why bother formatting and reinstalling Windows if he can boot from his repair disk?
Because, like an upgrade, using the repair option is not a 100% fix. By formatting the drive, you are ensuring that no garbage is left behind to possibly corrupt the OS.. If the installed hardware is not borked, then a format/fresh install is the only option in the OP case ...
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23 Sep 2009   #16
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Iforgotart View Post
awwe... no other ways? i just installed Adobe full suite... D:
You can restore from the Windows.old folder this creates.
Here is my tutorial on it: Windows.old folder - Restore into a new installation

~Lordbob
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23 Sep 2009   #17
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, you COULD do that, but then in the end, you still havent done a proper full format, which, i think, if im paying attention, is what we are considering doing here.
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23 Sep 2009   #18
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Yes, you COULD do that, but then in the end, you still havent done a proper full format, which, i think, if im paying attention, is what we are considering doing here.
If you were talking to me, my method involves a clean install OVER the old one.
That will not do a full format... But yeah.

Backing up the data needs to be done anyways. I would recommend just backing up from windows so you can restore from it, and wipe the drive and reinstall.

~Lordbob
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23 Sep 2009   #19
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, what Tews was talking about, doing a format and install, so no junk is left behind, starting fresh, backups a must, and sorry if i sounded cocky or angry.
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23 Sep 2009   #20
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Yeah, what Tews was talking about, doing a format and install, so no junk is left behind, starting fresh, backups a must, and sorry if i sounded cocky or angry.
No, it was my mistake, I both misinterpreted your statement, and my own solution.

I sort of forgot about wiping (formatting) the drive. So I agree, backup then wipe and clean install.

~Lordbob
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