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Windows 7: windows boot manager

01 Feb 2011   #1

windoes 7 Home Premium 32bit.
windows boot manager

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your windows installion disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language setting, and then click "Next"
3. Click "Repair your computer"

If you do not have this disc contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \Boot\BCD

Status: 0xc0000098

Info: This windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid OS entry.

Pls someone help me.. my computer is showing this message.. i can not press anything and i put window 7 dvd also not working..can not press F8 button also.. i don't know what to do now..

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01 Feb 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

F8 will only function if the system can find the operating system to begin with.
This is more than likely the result of:
a - an aggressive virus.
b - a hard disk failure.

The windows disk should load regardless of either of those possibilities though. Since you have only filled out your operating system in the system specs portion of your profile here, I can't give anymore direct instruction. I can only assume the windows disk is not launching because the hard drive has been set as the first boot device in the bios. Without knowing more system specifics, I can't give detailed instructions for fixing that problem.
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01 Feb 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Try this:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

System Repair Disc - Create
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12 Dec 2012   #4

win 7 home premium 64

Hi I have the same situation due I shrink my C drive to install a Linux OS something I miss in the process (I think it was I did not use the program easyBCD to write the MBR) so when I rebooted my system appeared this situation.

I wonder if I remove the HDD and using a usb box connect it to other computer it will be possible to wright to it MBR this is my question tnks
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12 Dec 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP


Boot into the Win7 DVD or Repair CD to Mark Win7 Partition Active,

then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times
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