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Windows 7: XP to Win 7 problem

28 Apr 2010   #1
Kev72

WIN XP
 
 
XP to Win 7 problem

Co-worker has a laptop that has Vista installed. She purchased Win 7 and had her brother install it.Now the dreaded bootmgr is missing error is showing up.I tried to do a repair,but it doesn't find an O/S.I have a repair disc and still didn't work.I don't know what he has done,but it appears he has screwed something up.I also tried a upgrade and a custom install from the repair menu ,but still a no go. She said that if the hard drive had to be cleaned to do a full install, that would be ok,but I can't get it that far.Eventhough it was an upgrade and she has a genuine Win 7 key,would borrowing an win 7 disc do any good?Any suggestions?Thanks


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28 Apr 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

How far will setup go?

Clean Install Windows 7
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28 Apr 2010   #3
Kev72

WIN XP
 
 

It tries to install,but after 6% an error pops up telling me that the files weren't found or are corrupted.I'm going to try your link and I'll post back.
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28 Apr 2010   #4
Kev72

WIN XP
 
 

disk 0 partition 1: System reserved 100.0mb 86.0mb system
disk 0 partition 2 298.0gb 297.2gb primary

I assume I need to format partition2,because it tells me that it may contain files,etc that will be erased?
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28 Apr 2010   #5
Kev72

WIN XP
 
 

clean install gets to 6% and i get the 0x80070017 error.It was purchased online and burned to dvd.Could the disc have some bad files?
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28 Apr 2010   #6
Techguyjamie

Windows 7 Ultimate,And Nearly all the |Others
 
 

Try a different disk... and check the upgrade advisor what make and model is the comp in question?
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28 Apr 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The MBR is most likely on this 100MB partition. Try to fix it there - e.g. with EasyBCD.
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28 Apr 2010   #8
Kev72

WIN XP
 
 

HP dv600,I'll check into easybcd.What exactly will it do?
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28 Apr 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kev72 View Post
HP dv600,I'll check into easybcd.What exactly will it do?
It allows you to fix a defunct MBR.
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28 Apr 2010   #10
Kev72

WIN XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kev72 View Post
HP dv600,I'll check into easybcd.What exactly will it do?
It allows you to fix a defunct MBR.
Ok,Thanks.
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