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Windows 7: Bootmgr missing after running recovery option

28 Apr 2013   #31
Bill2013

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Thanks for the information.

I've started the setup.exe file that was in the boot partition and it's running at the moment. I don't know what it's setting up but we'll see.

Thanks
Bill

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
In addiition everything possible that can be done to boot Win7 is in this tutorial for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

Indeed the bootrec commands can sometimes force the installer to show an install that doesn't appear at first, but the commands are also all automated in Startup Repair along with many other tests and fixes.

Your were correct to run Startup Repair 3 separate times but always first confirm the Active partition is either System Reserved or C, using Diskpart Mark as Active (Method Two) or free Partition Wizard bootable
CD.

It's very rare to resolve unbootable 7 that doesn't show to repair so Derek set you on the next best course, and there's a step to rescue your files if necessary in both tutorials.



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29 Apr 2013   #32
Bill2013

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

The installation is looking for a driver but doesn't tell me what it's looking for, any ideas?

Thanks
Bill

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2013 View Post
Thanks for the information.

I've started the setup.exe file that was in the boot partition and it's running at the moment. I don't know what it's setting up but we'll see.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2013   #33
gregrocker

 

If prompted for drivers when booting the Win7 installer it almost always means its a bad installer. So confirm or redownload the ISO and write to stick or burn to DVD using the ISO and tool in Steps 1 and 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

You will get and keep a perfect install to the exact extent you stick with the tools and methods in the tutorial.
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29 Apr 2013   #34
Bill2013

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

The driver prompt is for the external hardrive I think. I gave up with that idea and have downloaded the Win 7 ISO as indicated and loaded it onto an USB flash drive. It's installing at the monent.

Thanks
Bill

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If prompted for drivers when booting the Win7 installer it almost always means its a bad installer. So confirm or redownload the ISO and write to stick or burn to DVD using the ISO and tool in Steps 1 and 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

You will get and keep a perfect install to the exact extent you stick with the tools and methods in the tutorial.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2013   #35
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

Good Luck to you.
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29 Apr 2013   #36
gregrocker

 

Let us know how it goes.
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29 Apr 2013   #37
Bill2013

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I left the installer running and when I came back it had returned to the installation start menu. I've started it again and I'm watching it all the time.

Bill

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Let us know how it goes.
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29 Apr 2013   #38
gregrocker

 

Watch the restarts. If it boots back into the stick you may need to unplug it. Some are self-booting. If not then you don't want to choose it to boot during restarts, after the first time it copies files.
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30 Apr 2013   #39
Bill2013

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Eventually loaded Win 7 but I had quite a struggle with it. Having setup a user account and password I carried on and on the next restart it wouldn't recognise the password. Also the machine slowed down considerably showing signs of the original problem.

I'm almost sure this is now a hardware problem and as it's under a year old I'm going to send it back to Asus for repair.

Thanks to everyone's help, I've certainly improved my Win 7 knowledge and also have a Usb flash drive with a Win 7 setup on it for future use.

Bill
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Apr 2013   #40
gregrocker

 

Did you bother installing all of your Windows Updates including drivers, as this can often resolve issues and assure you get the drivers Win7 wants? If not go ahead and do them to see if a performance update or 7 driver smooths things out.
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