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


25 Nov 2013   #1

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

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
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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 Windows 7 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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