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27 Jan 2011   #1

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Windows 7 - "Bootmgr is missing" When I try to install W7

I have a Sony laptop I had windows 7 on here before useing the same purchased disk. I did the normal format throught the disk as usual and during the install of it it, I did not notice the power cord came out and the battery was low and it died so now i get that error message and cant do anything. I tried my vista disk I tried my xp disk and my server 2k and had no luck I am not happy with what I have read online about it being easy if there is an op already on the drive but mine is a 100% formated 500gb hd and I can only get to the extracting part of the install and it says to check everything and start over what else can I check ................

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27 Jan 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
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Hello ragcchunt, welcome to Seven Forums!

After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save; you will need to do a wipe (secure erase) of the entire Hard Disk Drive, then use the outline in Step Two #2 to create a single 100GB partition to install Windows 7 to, later the rest of the HDD unallocated space can be added to the OS partition, if you choose; have a look at this info below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

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After you have made backups of everything you care to save and you want to do a real wipe "clean all" to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including all the old Windows drivers, giving you the best possible space to install Windows 7 to; it goes hand-in-hand with a clean install.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

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