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Windows 7: BOOTMGR is Missing

03 May 2012   #41
shawns

Win 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Here you go.

DBAN is not booting on this laptop either because the USB boot feature in the bios is disabled and cant be enabled from what im seeing. It does not have a CD drive either.




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03 May 2012   #42
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The last screenshot states you're viewing the BIOS in "user mode". Weren't you asked for a password when entering the BIOS?
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03 May 2012   #43
shawns

Win 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sibbil View Post
The last screenshot states you're viewing the BIOS in "user mode". Weren't you asked for a password when entering the BIOS?
Yes i was asked for a password but i just pressed enter and i went into the bios.

I dont know the password as this is a laptop given to me by college.
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03 May 2012   #44
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That's likely why you can't boot from other media.
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03 May 2012   #45
shawns

Win 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sibbil View Post
That's likely why you can't boot from other media.
yeah but this is another laptop i just put the Packard Bell HDD in to wipe it. The laptop with bootmgr missing problem is not booting for some vague reason.

Do you know how i can remove the bios password or crack it? i dont want to open up this Thinkpad laptop because it has a warranty seal on it near the cmos battery.
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03 May 2012   #46
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh, I gotcha.

The college owns the laptop?

You could get a USB adapter to connect and wipe that HD.
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03 May 2012   #47
shawns

Win 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sibbil View Post
Oh, I gotcha.

The college owns the laptop?

You could get a USB adapter to connect and wipe that HD.
Yeah they own it , and its upto me if i want to purchase it or not but that is only after i graduate.

USB adapters are easy to find for Hitachi HDD?
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03 May 2012   #48
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shawns View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sibbil View Post
Oh, I gotcha.

The college owns the laptop?

You could get a USB adapter to connect and wipe that HD.
Yeah they own it , and its upto me if i want to purchase it or not but that is only after i graduate.

USB adapters are easy to find for Hitachi HDD?
I think this might be common practice by schools & colleges to block BIOS access. My son's school netbook is BIOS password protected. It's a real PITA when you know what you're doing.
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03 May 2012   #49
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shawns View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Will the disk and stick boot on Lenovo without the HD inserted?

If so then it is the HD blocking them. It needs to be wiped as code in the boot sector is blocking booting of disks. If PW or DBAN will not autostart then you can slave it using USB adapter cable.

If not then the problem is clearly the disks or stick or the way they are being burned/written. This is why I went around with you on this for quite awhile at beginning. If Download tool doesn't work then use ImgBurn, Universal Installer, or UltraISO trial.
DMBAN is installed with Universal Installer , the others were installed with Ultraiso Full version
Try writing Ultimate Boot Disk which can test, repair and wipe the HD to USB as shown in this tutorial: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/install...-a-usb-device/

You announced halfway through that CD drive wasn't working any longer but never answered why. If you haven't tried booting a Win7 installer DVD burned with Win7 Download tool or ImgBurn then you won't know for sure that a disk won't work.

You've never made it clear if you attempted to boot a Win7 installer DVD burned with Win7 Download tool as I gave you in my first post. If so did you try writing a freshly downloaded official ISO from the link given to flash stick using that tool?

Is there any kind of BIOS lock or password on the Packard Bell like there is on the other laptop? No, we cannot help you crack a BIOS password and you should not ask such a question again here.

I'd find another laptop to install HD into to wipe the HD to see if it will then autostart the installer on original machine, or install Win7 to see if it will start up on original machine - then if not SysPrep it first.
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03 May 2012   #50
shawns

Win 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shawns View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Will the disk and stick boot on Lenovo without the HD inserted?

If so then it is the HD blocking them. It needs to be wiped as code in the boot sector is blocking booting of disks. If PW or DBAN will not autostart then you can slave it using USB adapter cable.

If not then the problem is clearly the disks or stick or the way they are being burned/written. This is why I went around with you on this for quite awhile at beginning. If Download tool doesn't work then use ImgBurn, Universal Installer, or UltraISO trial.
DMBAN is installed with Universal Installer , the others were installed with Ultraiso Full version
Try writing Universal Boot Disk which can test, repair and wipe the HD to USB as shown in this tutorial: Easily Boot Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD) from a USB flash drive | USB Pen Drive Linux

You announced halfway through that CD drive wasn't working any longer but never answered why. If you haven't tried booting a Win7 installer DVD burned with Win7 Download tool or ImgBurn then you won't know for sure that a disk won't work.

You've never made it clear if you attempted to boot a Win7 installer DVD burned with Win7 Download tool as I gave you in my first post. If so did you try writing a freshly downloaded official ISO from the link given to flash stick using that tool?

Is there any kind of BIOS lock or password on the Packard Bell like there is on the other laptop? No, we cannot help you crack a BIOS password and you should not ask such a question again here.

I'd find another laptop to install HD into to wipe the HD to see if it will then autostart the installer on original machine, or install Win7 to see if it will start up on original machine - then if not SysPrep it first.
Greg thanks alot for helping , I really value that.

The problem is i do not have a laptop with a CD-Drive to burn a W7 iso with a download tool. The Repair disk i made earlier was done on a friend's computer which had a cd drive , i don't want to bug him again and again about borrowing his laptop.

Let me try to boot DBAN on Lenovo while the HDD is removed , if that does the trick then my PB HDD is blocking USB/CD boot.

Does DBAN have autostart ? Because i can't launch it with Boot menu or by changing boot order in Bios (check the pics i posted)
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