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Windows 7: Bootmgr missing and hard disk error

07 Mar 2015   #1
Beg For Mercy

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Bootmgr missing and hard disk error

Hello,
This is my problem which is haunting me...
Before 5-6 months when I booted my laptop it showed me SMART hard disk error and a brief description that my hard disk is facing imminent failure and that to replace my data, I didn't care much about it, so what I did was used the laptop... Before a month or less than that time or note than a month my laptop became very very slow... When I click something it loads after like 10 mins at first but later all goes fine. This happened after each reboot. It look like 1 5mins to boot. And sometimes comes to the desktop and freeze that I'm forced to use the on/off button to switch it off and reboot it again,likewise 5-6 reboots will make the laptop boot properly.. So it happened continuously. So one day when I tried to on the laptop,it worked fine till that WINDOWS STARTING LOGO and after that it showed me the blue colour windows and it vanished from less than a second. So it happened continuously and then I tried to format it,, and it couldn't be formatted at a point called WINDOWS EXPANDING FILE 0% it stuck there and I've kept it like 30 minutes which at last ends up with a error. Then I again booted up, it showed me BOOTMGR is missing and to press certain keys to reboot. This was what happened. It is a laptop which was used 5 years without a virus guard and I was an internet surfer... Played many online games...


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07 Mar 2015   #2
Arc

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What you explained that may be a virus issue, may be a hard disc failure, and many more things. .

If windows installation is not complete after formatting the hard drive, it should show a missing bootmgr.

In general (it has some exceptions as well), a virus should not be there after formatting a hard drive, so we can keep that possibility aside for the time being. Do the HDD test only right now.

As you cannot boot to the computer, you need to do a bootable disc check. Test the HDD using Seatools for DOS. See how it goes.

If it is free from errors, try to do a clean reinstall again.

If still fails, we need to blame any other hardware components .... but that comes later.
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07 Mar 2015   #3
gregrocker

 

If you receive a SMART warning of imminent disk failure, then what is the question? Believe it.

You can confirm the condition of the hard drive using the maker's bootable HD Diagnostic scan
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07 Mar 2015   #4
Beg For Mercy

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Must I change my Hard disk?
I mean must I replace the hard disk?
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07 Mar 2015   #5
gregrocker

 

I would. If in doubt then run the test to confirm its condition with certainty.
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07 Mar 2015   #6
Beg For Mercy

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I will run hard disk test and post it here gimme some time.
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08 Mar 2015   #7
Beg For Mercy

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Here are the results which are obtained...
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08 Mar 2015   #8
gregrocker

 

Replace the drive then do a Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

If you're happy with the install you have then you could save a backup image to reapply to the new drive using a flexible image program like Macrium Imaging - Windows 7 Help Forums.

The best upgrade you can have is an SSD which is lightning fast.
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08 Mar 2015   #9
Beg For Mercy

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So, I must replace my hard disk ain't it?
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08 Mar 2015   #10
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beg For Mercy View Post
So, I must replace my hard disk ain't it?
Aye
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