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Windows 7: Operating system does not show up in System Recovery Options

25 Nov 2013   #1
Frogsplsh38

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Operating system does not show up in System Recovery Options

Hey guys. I have an Acer laptop with Windows 7 that has crashed and will not boot. I do not have a Windows 7 CD nor do I have the money to pay for one. When my computer boots up, it says "BOOTMGR IS MISSING" and I press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and it loops back around to that page. I created a System Repair Disc and that boots up fine. When the System Recovery Options come up, no operating system is listed for me to choose. I can't do anything from here and I have not found any solutions so I came here. Any help is appreciated!


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25 Nov 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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25 Nov 2013   #3
Frogsplsh38

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

It says "The device is not ready" when I type in 'c:'. I'm trying to just completely format everything and restore the whole system but I'm completely stuck
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25 Nov 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Looks like your disk is stuck. Take it out and see whether it will run in an external enclosure. Here are some cheap ones.

Newegg.com - $0 - $10, hdd enclosure
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26 Nov 2013   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Is the HD detected in BIOS setup, accessed by tapping the key given on first screen, either F1 or F2?

If so then work through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start which try everything possible to fix Win7 leading up to if necessary rescuiing your files to run Acer eRecovery Management - Restore Using ALT - F10 - YouTube or do the vastly superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
Everything needed to get and keep a perfect install is in the blue link. You already own a license for the life of that PC to reinstall any way you please.
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