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Windows 7: Corrupted Hard drive? Ugh

06 Jul 2011   #21

Windows 7 32-bit

So the DISKPART function did not work. I set the recovery drive to active then rebooted and it still gave me a BOOTMGR is missing or corrupt message.

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06 Jul 2011   #22


What does Startup Repair report when run from Repair CD?

Does it find an installation to repair first when you boot into the CD?
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06 Jul 2011   #23

Windows 7 32-bit


Session details

System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Test Performed:

Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully, Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0ms

Test Performed:

Name: System disk test
" " (same as other) but 31ms

Name: Disk failure diagnosis
" " *same but 16ms

Name: Disk metadata test
" " *same again

Root cause found:

Boot manager is missing or corrupt

Repair action: File Repair
Result: Failed. Error Code 0x15
Time taken: 0ms
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06 Jul 2011   #24


Does Repair CD finds an installation to repair. Does it report the correct size?

Again, do you have the Recovery Disks?

Do you have access to a Win7 installation DVD for your version, or any Win7 installation version? Reinstalling Windows 7
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07 Jul 2011   #25

Windows 7 32-bit

I just discovered I do have the setup for Win7 on my computer. When the System Recovery Options asks for me to load drivers for a system image restore I can Browse the computer and all the drives (X: , C:, and D plus the CD/DVD drive (E. If I look in the Boot drive X: I can see the setup.exe file and run it. Only problem is when I do I get this:

Load Driver:
A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a ddriver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.

How can I get the right drivers to continue the install? Thanks
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07 Jul 2011   #26


I cannot help you if you won't answer the questions: Does the Repair CD find an installation to repair? Is it's size correct?

X is normally the installer DVD, but you say you have a Repair CD. The prompt for drivers is never needed with a Win7 installer since it is driver-complete - the error almost always means the installer is corrupt and needs re-download or a new DVD burned.

If you'll follow the steps given and answer the questions we may be able to help you repair Win7. If not, you'll need to order Recovery Disks from your manufacturer's Tech Support, which is included free for the first year of purchase. What is your make/model?

Or you can find a Win7 retail installer for your version to clean reinstall with the Product Key on COA sticker without the factory bloatware, following these tips to get a perfect reinstall of factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7
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07 Jul 2011   #27

Windows 7 32-bit

Ok thanks alot. Is there a way of getting the ISO where I know it is not bad and will actually work rather than just searching it in google? I know you can create a recovery disc using another windows 7 32-bit computer but is that the right thing I need and if so, I do not have access to another 32-bit, only 64-bit.
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07 Jul 2011   #28


Why are you unable to answer the questions so we can help you?

Do you not have Repair CD which works already?

Recovery Disks are made when you get the computer as a back up to recover to Factory condition. Since your factory Recovery failed, these are what you need if you want to restore to factory condition with the preinstalled bloatware and factory utilities.

You can google legal Win7 downloads to get an installer if you want just Win7.
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07 Jul 2011   #29

Windows 7 32-bit

I said way before in this thread that the only cd I have is a Recovery cd. I just googled Windows 7 32-bit Recover Disc and found a download. I do not know the difference between a Repair cd and a Recovery cd. In the beginning I just wanted a recovery CD to completely wipe all the information on my laptop and reinstall windows 7. I have done that like 10 times before in my life so it was nothing new to me. However, this one time i got the error I described way back in the thread and it has led me to this.
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07 Jul 2011   #30

Windows 7 32-bit

also, if I use the USB installer like you said with a ISO Win7 installer, will it ask me for the Key code for Win7 Home Ed? If it does, I can't read the sticker on my laptop because it has been worn off.
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