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Windows 7: Deleted System Reserved Partition

05 Feb 2014   #1
Dub Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium OA x64
 
 
Deleted System Reserved Partition

I've seen threads like this here before none of them solved my problem.

I was installing and when I did a clean install and it wouldn't work when I got to

exit

xcopy F= D= /h/i/s

^ it would say invalid file.

I tried to install anyways after doing some research finding nobody having that problem, when it got to 'Expanding windows files' or something like that, it would stay ay 0%.

I read somewhere that the 100mb system reserved file is useless, and I deleted it because it was not present on the installation tutorial... but apparently I read the wrong advice...

Now when I cut it on I have no options and it won't boot, can't access BIOS.. How screwed am I? because this is not my laptop it's a friends I thought I could fix.


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05 Feb 2014   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, Welcome to forums.

System reserved partition contains

Use your windows system disk to run a windows repair, if not then you just have to reinstall windows. Here's how you do it.

Startup Repair
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05 Feb 2014   #3
Dub Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium OA x64
 
 

Thanks man, but there seems to be like 20 options within that option.. Can somebody give me the route I need to go, my only resources are this computer which is a windows XP, and a couple blank CD's.

I can't access the pages that the link you sent me suggests I can access. & it seems I need a running windows 7 to create a 'repair disk'... can someone specify what exactly I am capable of?

I understand it may be difficult to know exactly if you never been in this exact situation, but any help is appreciated.
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05 Feb 2014   #4
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

You said that you were installing Win 7. So you must have Win 7 install disk. You can use that.
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05 Feb 2014   #5
Dub Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium OA x64
 
 

except it's a custom install disk and I can't boot from CD/DVD
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05 Feb 2014   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Why are you using those commands ?

Clean Install Windows 7

Put your windows 7 iso on a flash drive if you can`t use your dvd drive.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

If you create a partition for windows, you won`t get the system reserved partition.
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05 Feb 2014   #7
Dub Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium OA x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Why are you using those commands ?

Clean Install Windows 7

Put your windows 7 iso on a flash drive if you can`t use your dvd drive.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

If you create a partition for windows, you won`t get the system reserved partition.

Before installing Windows 7 from the USB key, you will need to:
  • Enable Legacy USB storage detect in the BIOS.


i can't access BIOS, though I know how to make a windows 7 USB, the boot process is CPU, dvd, THEN USB..

Will this still work? thanks
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05 Feb 2014   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

cpu is not part of the boot order.

You should have a 1 time boot menu key, F8 etc.

Use that to choose the usb drive.

Why can`t you get into the Bios ? What`s preventing it ?
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05 Feb 2014   #9
Dub Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium OA x64
 
 

I deleted the system reserved partition which was apparently essential to booting the computer I literally have no options, off the bat.. Is what I'm saying. On this computer it says 'Press Esc for startup menu', I would normally access BIOS through there.

It is not letting me enter though.

It says 'BOOTMGR is missing'
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.
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05 Feb 2014   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You would have to run startup repair up to 3 times to get windows booting again.

Startup Repair

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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