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Windows 7: Missing Boot Manager

08 May 2012   #11
gregrocker

 

Download Hiren's Boot CD ISO file to your computer. Hiren's BootCD 15.1 - All in one Bootable CD www.hiren.info

Install Universal USB Installer, from it's dropdown menu choose Hiren's Boot CD, then browse to it's ISO.

Alternate method: Hiren's BootCD From USB Flash Drive (Pen Drive) www.hiren.info

You can use Print Screen to capture a screenshot in Hiren's mini-XP explorer, then Paste into Paint, Save to post it up from XP or another computer by attaching to Reply with paper clip.


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08 May 2012   #12
Mimalito

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I'm sorry, I feel really stupid but I have searched that page up and down and while I see a huge list of utilities I don't see where to download this disk image
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08 May 2012   #13
gregrocker

 

Click on only this link toward the bottom of the Download page. The rest are for others.
Hirens.BootCD.15.1.zip
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08 May 2012   #14
Mimalito

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Is this what we are looking for? I don't see my SATA drive listed here. Are there drivers that need to be loaded to see it?


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08 May 2012   #15
Mimalito

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Sorry, just browsed from inside this mini XP and foudn partition wizard, this is probably what you were actually looking for?


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08 May 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

I don't know why the 2.2tb is labeled External because it is installed into the computer, correct?

But the problem with DISK1 is clear as it says it is GPT formatted. This would require it to be installed using EFI Boot disk set first in BIOS setup: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

What I would do instead is unplug the other HD, convert the GPT disk to MBR using Diskpart from booted Win7 installer Command Line accessing DISKPART At PC Startup: Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk

Then close Command Box, click Install Now, at drive selection screen click Next to auto-create and -format, begin install.
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08 May 2012   #17
Mimalito

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

The disk listed as C: is in fact an external disk. I'm not sure why it is designated as C:

It is divided in 1/2 (Ubuntu 12.04 on one partition and a Win 7 back up image plus some other windows folders on the other)

So I'm clear then.. is my current Win 7 install totally fubar? No amount of boot repairing is going to get me back into it? I see in the photo as well it says GPT format and I don't really know how that happened. That's not how I had it formatted (to my knowledge) when I first installed Win 7 on this disk 6 months ago.
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08 May 2012   #18
gregrocker

 

In order to repair DISK0 Win7 it would have to have the EFI boot partition and the 100mb System Reserved partitions which somehow went away. Did you do anything to change them?

Just to double-check can you post up a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management map in the mini-XP by rightclicking Computer and choosing Manage?

You can rightclick on the DISK1 partition in both XP Disk Mgmt and Partition Wizard to Explore the disk to see if you see any files.

If so you can copy out to external your files: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
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08 May 2012   #19
Mimalito

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Disk Management


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08 May 2012   #20
Mimalito

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I didn't knowingly delete any partitions on that drive but it's possible I guess that the Linux tool Boot-repair did.
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