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Windows 7: Bootmgr is missing - is hard drive toast?

20 Oct 2015   #11
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello Paul mate that should have run with no problem at all - could have been a few tings from a bad burn to some corruption creeping in but I have never had problems with this one. I burnt mine with ImgBurn but just lately I have shown this which I found easier in my own thread Making a duplicate ISO disk post#2 from Jumanji.

That site I gave you was one from a while ago and others have used it and this is the latest site https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootFromCD have a read of this as well.

There is also this Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS


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21 Oct 2015   #12
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Never personally used it but guessing your problem could possibly be related to no storage volume attached to the computer, Im wondering if it requires a HDD attached to the machine to use some form of pagefile or similar temp storage on the HDD
This is a pure speculation though on my part

heres the wiki summary
"initramfs, abbreviated from "initial RAM file system", is the successor of initrd ("initial ramdisk"). It is a cpio ("copy in and out") archive of the initial file system that gets loaded into memory during the Linux startup process."
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21 Oct 2015   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello Pauly mate just reading your reply gave me the idea maybe the RAM could possibly be a shade out of whack (chipset) because reading the Wikipedia article it does mention the system needing to load all the drivers before anything else can be loaded up. Mind you it does mention a Linux based system??

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Initramfs
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21 Oct 2015   #14
Paulgo253

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks again for the replies guys - I know it's not the disc as it loaded in my laptop to the 'Try' screen without issue.

I wonder if it's worth loading the bad drive as slave in my old media PC, which is also running Windows 7 and is ok, to see if it will pick up the duff drive that way.....?
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22 Oct 2015   #15
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Its definitely worth a try incase the sata controller on your original machine is defective and that is why the disk is not being read, unlikely but possible.

Fingers crossed
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22 Oct 2015   #16
Paulgo253

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Ok - so it will boot and run the Ubuntu disc fine on my other PC when the drve that crashed is not connected , but when then drive is connected I get this message:



Do any of the error codes indicate anything to you guys as this just seems weird!

thanks
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22 Oct 2015   #17
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I would assume the faulty drive is corrupting the system somehow which to me further confirms the drive is indeed toast
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22 Oct 2015   #18
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well you could run the Ubuntu in the slave machine for that matter and hook up with an adaptor.

Plus there is nothing to stop you using the adaptor with the "faulty" machine


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