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Windows 7: dreaded bootmgr missing error ~ i needs help!hey

30 Aug 2011   #21
gregrocker

 

Try conversion with PW CD.

Study all of the settings in BIOS setup that pertain to GPT to see if it can be turned off.


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30 Aug 2011   #22
reubdy

windows pro 64bit
 
 

what is PW CD? also, what am i looking for in BIOS that has to deal with GPT?

its not a normal BIOS on this mobo, its asus's version of "easy bios" which isnt letting me do much in terms of command prompting.

im not too great with stuff like this either, so all the helpful info you can give is greatly appreciated, aswell as all the help youve been so far greg.
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30 Aug 2011   #23
gregrocker

 

Posted above^^

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You can also boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD, highlight the HD, then from Disk tab select Initialize to GPT, Apply.
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30 Aug 2011   #24
reubdy

windows pro 64bit
 
 

i should be booting from the dvd drive correct? while the PW DVD is in the dvd drive itself?
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30 Aug 2011   #25
reubdy

windows pro 64bit
 
 

when i boot with the PW dvd in, and choose DVD drive as priority boot device i get errors "bootmgr error OR disc read error"
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31 Aug 2011   #26
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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As your DVD Drive is not reading disks correctly, can you change the drive?
For an External or Internal DVD Drive.
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31 Aug 2011   #27
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try conversion with PW CD.

Study all of the settings in BIOS setup that pertain to GPT to see if it can be turned off.
Nothing was said about a DVD. PW is on a CD.

Use ImgBurn at 4x speed to Burn a CD and try to boot it. ImgBurn - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD
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31 Aug 2011   #28
reubdy

windows pro 64bit
 
 

sorry just figured it wouldnt matter if it was a dvd or cd. ill give this a shot on a cd when I get off work. so this will turn my hdd into a gpt drive, and potentially allow windows to be installed?
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31 Aug 2011   #29
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

If that doesn't work from the installer diskpart run the clean commend first then try the convert GPT command.


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1) To rule out HDD Master Boot Record format errors, boot the Windows 7 installation media to diskpart and run the clean command, it takes only seconds to complete; once the clean finishes, exit diskpart and use the Windows 7 installer to create and format a single 100GB partition for the installation.

If that doesn't work, after another clean, use diskpart to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to see if that works, use Step Two #2 in the SSD/HDD tutorial for reference.

You can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

2) If you have ever had Linux installed to the HDD in any way, a simple clean command will not over-write the Grub boot-loader, you must use the full clean all command to completely over-write the Grub loader so Windows will install.
How to Boot to DISKPART at PC Startup

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31 Aug 2011   #30
gregrocker

 

If those steps fail then try another HD.

Did you check BIOS settings to see if GPT can be turned off?
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