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Windows 7: Help please, bootmgr missing' and 'windows cannot find a system image'

16 Sep 2014   #1
jessemcm

window 7 home premium
 
 
Help please, bootmgr missing' and 'windows cannot find a system image'

Yep, Ive done a number on the laptop, just in time for the Australia 2014 Tax cut off. Any advice would be appreciated!

I tried to reinstall from my operting system disk and I guess I am a fish out of water here. I formatted or deleted the wrong spot along the way and now I'm having issues starting it.

I've followed an online thread advice, I've used the DBAN nuke to completely erase any corrupted boot files, but no joy.

I've made a copy of Hiren's and I can load up in the mini XP, but then I don't know the next step.

When I've tried to load of the operating system disk it keeps telling me 'windows cannot find a system image on this computer'.

I've tried rebooting of a System Repair Disk I made from a working windows 7 laptop but I get the same 'windows cannot find a system image on this computer' problem. Any suggestions short of throwing it into Sydney Harbour would be appreciated.




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17 Sep 2014   #2
jessemcm

window 7 home premium
 
 

This is what I get when I run the minXP off Hirens.

So, I am assuming my partitions are the problem and am running partition magic. Currently I have drives as per the image.


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17 Sep 2014   #3
jessemcm

window 7 home premium
 
 

If I boot using the operting system disk and go through the enlish/keyboard options and select 'repair your computer option' I get this:


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17 Sep 2014   #4
jessemcm

window 7 home premium
 
 

SO there is no operarting system to repair using the recovery tools. So I've tried the following options, but that doesn't seem to be where I need to go.


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17 Sep 2014   #5
jessemcm

window 7 home premium
 
 

Now I've got this screen and startup repair sat it cannot repair this computer automatically.

System restore is not good as I don't have an operting system.

System image recovery is no good as windows cannot find a system image on the computer.

Windows memort diagnostic has an error preventing it from checking for memory problems.

So I am left with command prompt. NO CLUE HERE.

Any suggestions from out there?


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17 Sep 2014   #6
jessemcm

window 7 home premium
 
 

Is there any point to me burning a systems restore point from my wifes laptop (both windows 7 OS) and copying it across to mine when it is running using the Hirens miniXP. Will this work, seems way too easy.

Why would it not let me install an operating system on it?
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17 Sep 2014   #7
jessemcm

window 7 home premium
 
 

The Syndey harbour option is looking good about now!

Not sure my next move other than drink this bottle of red wine.
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17 Sep 2014   #8
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Don't select "startup repair" there now. Select "command prompt" instead. You enter a black kind of DOS window. Then do:
Code:
diskpart
select volume c
detail part
Post the output. Now you can type exit.
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17 Sep 2014   #9
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote:
I tried to reinstall from my operting system disk and I guess I am a fish out of water here. I formatted or deleted the wrong spot along the way and now I'm having issues starting it.
Did you encounter any problems during reinstall of win7?
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17 Sep 2014   #10
jessemcm

window 7 home premium
 
 

Yes, when trying to reinstall it is when I think I formatted the wrong drive and that is when I started getting error messages. I think the first error code I got was 'error code 0x80070017' but it was a week or so ago. That is the one I googled at the time so, I certainly had that one early in this ordeal, just not positive it was the first one.

Thanks for taking the time to look at it!


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