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Windows 7: Bootmgr missing no cd/DVD drive

01 Nov 2012   #1
Ravenisls

Dell inspirion 560
 
 
Bootmgr missing no cd/DVD drive

Bootmgr missing error. Dell Inspiron 560. DVD drive won't read disk to reload. Downloaded disk to USB n it won't reload. Changed boot options thru f12 key to no avail. Any suggestions? Ty. Also can't access command prompt or any recovery key. Please help.


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01 Nov 2012   #2
x BlueRobot

 

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01 Nov 2012   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

How did you create the flash drive to boot from?

Also, you could replace the optical drive.
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01 Nov 2012   #4
gregrocker

 

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start using the flash stick options given for boot disks needed: WDO written to flash stick to disinfect, the Win7 installer ISO written to flash stick in Step 5 for repairs, Hirens Boot disk written to flash for the Partition Wizard, memtest and HD diagnostics tests.

Report back results as there may be added steps.

Everything possible to start Win7 in included leading up to rescuiing your files before running Factory Recovery or Clean Reinstall.
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02 Nov 2012   #5
Ravenisls

Dell inspirion 560
 
 

@xbluerobot...if I only could...I cannot access anything but f12 .@ztruker I used the disk my computer came with, bought a USB drive and copied it from another computer. I don't know what an optical drive is.
@gregrocker...unfortunately, my computer will not read a USB stick or my cd/DVD disk.
Like I have stated in post I cannot access anything and there doesn't seem to be any other way. I have tried all ways I have found. I need to access the command prompt or recovery mode with no DVD drive or USB.
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02 Nov 2012   #6
gregrocker

 

90% of the time a CD or stick won't boot it is due to User error. The CD/DVD may not be burned correctly using Windows Image Burner or ImgBurn at 4x speed. The flash stick must be written using the specialized tool provided like Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool.

Are you able to boot System Recovery Options by vigorously tapping F8 at boot? You can try the Repair steps from there.

But you'll likely also need to get the disks provided to boot. Try resetting the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS, then the steps in How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD.

Do you get a prompt to "Press any key to boot disk?" If not then the disk isn't burned correctly. Can you boot it in another PC?

As a last resort you can boot Paragon Rescue Kit Free Edition 11.0 Free which will boot itself, to rescue your files. Then the HD maker's HD Diagnostic or free Partition Wizard will boot themselves to wipe the HD which will in turn force the installer to boot to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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09 Jan 2013   #7
Ravenisls

Dell inspirion 560
 
 

now it says no boot device available grrr
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09 Jan 2013   #8
gregrocker

 

I gave you a number of steps to which you've responded to almost none. If you want help then start interacting with us like everyone else and we will get it running.
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10 Jan 2013   #9
Ravenisls

Dell inspirion 560
 
 

sorry. I thought I stated that I can only access f2 which opens set up options. I downloaded windows 7 usb-dvd download tool onto a usb stick from my laptop but it asks for .iso and I cannot find that on the usb or anywhere else. I cannot clear the cmo bc again I can only get into setup and the options u refer to is not available.
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10 Jan 2013   #10
gregrocker

 

The ISO along the the tool to burn to DVD or write to flash stick is provided in Step 5 of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start which I linked in my first post. The way this works best is that you start at the first step and work through them one-by-one, asking back any questions.
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