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Windows 7: Boot Manager Missing

06 Jan 2010   #11
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Boot it - Windows loads files - select language and keyboard, Next -when you get to screen that says INSTALL NOW - DON'T click that.

At the bottom of the same screen , click Repair my computer.

Go to command prompt, type;

Diskpart

lis vol

( find the letter for your external drive, e.g. Z - replace Z with the correct letter , in the commands below)

sel vol z

inact

exi.

Close command prompt.


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06 Jan 2010   #12
terrorist96

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you. I booted it up and selected my keyboard. It then said it repaired/recovered something and to restart. So I did. When it restarted, didn't boot from the CD to see if it's been repaired. No luck. Still said boot manager is missing. So I restarted and booted from the CD again, selected my keyboard again, and now it says under Operating System "Windows 7 Ultimate (recovered)" with a partition size of 953764 MB and located on C. I can either pick "Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows." or "Restore your computer using a system image that you created earlier." I should try the first one, right?
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06 Jan 2010   #13
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes , select recovery tools to get to the command prompt
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06 Jan 2010   #14
terrorist96

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

This is where I am
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06 Jan 2010   #15
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

D is the system reserved partition - that is what should be marked Active.

In theory, startup repair should fix issues automatically - doesn't always.

try this:

Diskpart

sel vol d

act

exi
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06 Jan 2010   #16
terrorist96

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay, just did that. Should I restart now? And boot normally? Or from CD again?

Also, my External HDD isn't present in the cmd. I think maybe cuz it's attached by USB and is off right now, so yeah.
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06 Jan 2010   #17
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Turn your external HD on - check again - see if you boot up ok.
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06 Jan 2010   #18
terrorist96

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

Turned on my external. Redid the diskpart, lis vol, picked G (my external HDD), set it to inactive. Restarted. And now it's loading up. Thanks so much.
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06 Jan 2010   #19
terrorist96

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

Also, I'm checking my disk management right now. System reserve is set to active. C and D aren't. F is though. Is all that correct? The virtual CD is something stupid having to do with my External HDD. It's not a very user friendly thing. I lost all my backups cuz I used the Toshiba tools that came with it. Big mistake. Now I just use the Windows back up tools and all is well.

(I'm posting on my computer right now; good to have it back ) Thanks again.
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06 Jan 2010   #20
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That looks fine to me.

Have Fun.
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