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Windows 7: Very odd problem

23 Mar 2011   #11
mgorman87

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If you click the link it tells you exactly what you need to do


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23 Mar 2011   #12
taz1458

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Didnt realize it was a link, sorry about that. I hit the FixMBR & ScanOs. I tried to fix boot but it says not recognized internal or external command. When I did the Os it did recognize that there was a Windows installation there. What do I want to do now?
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23 Mar 2011   #13
mgorman87

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I would try the other's that you haven't done. And if nothing works, attempt the repair in red

Bootrec.exe options


The Bootrec.exe tool supports the following options. Use the option that is appropriate for your situation.

Note If rebuilding the BCD does not resolve the startup issue, you can export and delete the BCD, and then run this option again. By doing this, you make sure that the BCD is completely rebuilt. To do this, type the following commands at the Windows RE command prompt:
  • bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
  • c:
  • cd boot
  • attrib bcd -s -h -r
  • ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
  • bootrec /RebuildBcd
/FixMbr

The /FixMbr option writes a Windows 7 or Windows Vista-compatible MBR to the system partition. This option does not overwrite the existing partition table. Use this option when you must resolve MBR corruption issues, or when you have to remove non-standard code from the MBR.


/FixBoot


The /FixBoot option writes a new boot sector to the system partition by using a boot sector that is compatible with Windows Vista or Windows 7. Use this option if one of the following conditions is true:
  • The boot sector has been replaced with a non-standard Windows Vista or Windows 7 boot sector.
  • The boot sector is damaged.
  • An earlier Windows operating system has been installed after Windows Vista or Windows 7 was installed. In this scenario, the computer starts by using Windows NT Loader (NTLDR) instead of Windows Boot Manager (Bootmgr.exe).
/ScanOs

The /ScanOs option scans all disks for installations that are compatible with Windows Vista or Windows 7. Additionally, this option displays the entries that are currently not in the BCD store. Use this option when there are Windows Vista or Windows 7 installations that the Boot Manager menu does not list.


/RebuildBcd


The /RebuildBcd option scans all disks for installations that are compatible with Windows Vista or Windows 7. Additionally, this option lets you select the installations that you want to add to the BCD store. Use this option when you must completely rebuild the BCD.
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23 Mar 2011   #14
taz1458

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Am trying the one in red as I speak. Others still gave me the Bootmgr error.
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23 Mar 2011   #15
taz1458

Windows 7 x64
 
 

ok, when I do the bootrec /RebuildBcd and it comes up to the Add installation to boot list? Yes(Y)/No(N)/All(A) what do I select?
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23 Mar 2011   #16
mgorman87

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Not sure. I would guess you would say Yes
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23 Mar 2011   #17
taz1458

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I hit yes and get "The system cannot find the path specified."
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23 Mar 2011   #18
taz1458

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Tried restarting and still getting the BOOTMGR is missing error.
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23 Mar 2011   #19
mgorman87

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Try that if you haven't done that already
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23 Mar 2011   #20
mgorman87

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I found this if that last one doesn't work

10 step FIX Windows 7 [all versions]

1.) Boot from "WINDOWS 7" DVD;
2.) Select "Repair computer";
3.) Select "Cancel" to exit the repair wizard;
4.) You will now get a screen which displays 'command prompt','system restore','memory diagnostics',etc......
5.) Select "command prompt";
6.) Type your "DVD-DRIVE LETTER" in command prompt, press ENTER;
7.) Now if your Windows 7 is installed in C drive, type "copy bootmgr c:\" without codes, press ENTER;
8.) After successful copy type "exit" without codes, press ENTER;
9.) Reboot computer;
10.) Select "start windows normally";
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