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Windows 7: Reformat gone bad - please help

11 Jan 2014   #201
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Right, I'll have to go out tomorrow and buy some. Any particular kind I should get? I am really unfamiliar with burning DVD's. Hence my reluctance up till now to run out and buy them.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
The USB device may be defective, just try the DVD disk.



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11 Jan 2014   #202
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Dvd -r
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11 Jan 2014   #203
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arayfo1 View Post
Okay, I just tried the Acer Windows 7 Upgrade Disk and I received a black screen with the message: BOOTMGR is missing

Press CTRL + ALT + DEL to restart
This error means you are not booting the disk correctly:

Put disk in drive, reboot and tap the Acer F10 key to get a boot menu, choose CD drive.

If that fails follow this video:

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11 Jan 2014   #204
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Aray, do you even know which key brings up your boot menu yet ?

The reason we gave you the links to the windows 7 iso file is so you could download a fresh iso , then put it on the flash drive using Wintobootic, it works perfectly.

I thought you had a properly working flash drive to do the install, what happened to it ?
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11 Jan 2014   #205
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
You would download the ISO file on a good PC, which is a disk image, then write the ISO to a USB thumb drive OR a DVD. Then use one or the other to install Windows on the other PC. It is explained in tutorial. Be sure to follow the in-line links (blue characters) when necessary.

You wiped the OS (Windows 7) off your disk so there is nothing to boot into. Hence the black screen. You will need to load a new OS.
The carwiz, told you exactly what you were doing right here, in 1 perfect little paragraph.
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12 Jan 2014   #206
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Update:

I've tried reinstalling Windows 7 twice tonight via usb (via tutorial) and received the same error. I even burned the iso to a different flash drive altogether and still received the same error. I don't know if using DVD's would make any difference. I'm calling it a night. See you guys tomorrow if you haven't already written me off as a lost cause.
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12 Jan 2014   #207
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Delete any iso files you previously downloaded.

Tomorrow, download a fresh iso, then put the iso on the flash drive using wintobootic or burn the iso to dvd using Imgburn. If you are still not sure how to ask, then please say so.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/offici...digital-river/

http://www.fileparade.com/listing/12...FclQOgodeH8Aww

http://filehippo.com/download_imgburn/10712/

Your COA sticker it will tell you the exact edition of Windows 7 that was shipped with your Acer PC, It`s most likely Windows 7 Home Premium either 32 or 64 bit

If you tell me THE EXACT MODEL of your Acer pc, we can find out whether it was 32 or 64 bit.

If it sounds like we`re starting over, we are, because in over 200 posts you have gotten nowhere.
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12 Jan 2014   #208
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hey, I noticed that on this guy's BIOS (in video) he has 4 options to choose from:

1) CD/DVD DRIVE
2) Hard drive
3) Removable Devices
4) Network Boot from Intel E1010

On my pc I only have three:

1) CD/DVD Drive
2) Hard Drive
3) USB: Generic Compac (which I assume is the same as removable devices)

Is there any significance to him having a 4th option, because my pc keeps telling me I am missing a Boot MGR?

Each time that I've attempted to reinstall windows I've been very mindful about 1) changing the boot device so that USB: Generic Compac is my 1st device, seeing as how I am using a flash drive. To do this I have to click the DEL key several times. And each time I am very careful to press F-12 so that I can boot device to my flash drive.

"Press any key to boot from CD or DVD. . . "

I have not once been prompted to do this. Whenever I change my boot device and press the enter key it goes straight to "Windows is loading files" just as it did when he clicked enter after being prompted to press any key.








Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arayfo1 View Post
Okay, I just tried the Acer Windows 7 Upgrade Disk and I received a black screen with the message: BOOTMGR is missing

Press CTRL + ALT + DEL to restart
This error means you are not booting the disk correctly:

Put disk in drive, reboot and tap the Acer F10 key to get a boot menu, choose CD drive.

If that fails follow this video:

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12 Jan 2014   #209
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You are not booting from a network. ( Don`t worry about that )

I have told you, you will not see this, you are not using a dvd.

You will only see that when you are using a good install dvd.

I have said that when using a flash drive it goes straight to windows is loading files.

And I have told you not to change the boot order in the bios, or it will keep booting from the flash drive over and over.

The boot order in the bios should be 1 dvd 2 hard drive

Use the 1 time boot menu key to boot from the flash drive and that`s it.
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12 Jan 2014   #210
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That has no significance. That guy just happens to have some Linux server (Intel E1010 )
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