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Windows 7: Boot manager is missing (please read and help)

23 Dec 2011   #21
123wc

Windows 7 (32bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wpurcell View Post
Perhaps boot into a live GNU/Linux cd, find your important files, then copy them to an external drive? Just a thought.
Hello and thank you for the reply. Can you give me more info into how to do that? Where do I get this CD/program, and can I put it on a USB stick instead (I don't have an easy access to a CD writer now)?

Thanks a lot.


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23 Dec 2011   #22
wpurcell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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23 Dec 2011   #23
123wc

Windows 7 (32bit)
 
 

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Thanks a lot. I downloaded both files to a USB key. Can I run both files as in the tutorial from a USB key or do I need a CD? I think I can access the BIOS and make the USB bootable.
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23 Dec 2011   #24
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

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Hello, I continued with the steps above and clicked Apply and restarted my PC but it still wouldn't boot into Windows (I will upload screen shots later). And then I booted into PW CD but I couldn't set Windows 7 as the Active drive--the option was not available (I couldn't click on it, it was an inactive option). Do you know where do I go from here? Thanks a lot.
Which partition is marked Active now?

If Win7 is on a Logical Partition, you'll need to rightclick on it to Modify>Convert to Primary before it will mark Active.

Can you post up a camera snap of the PW drive map and listings, or type out the listings on each partition?

I gave you the step here to copy out your files, including an illustrated tutorial here.

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What I would do myself is copy my files out after booting into Win7, or rescue them to your external using the Win7 DVD or Repair CD this way: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
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23 Dec 2011   #25
123wc

Windows 7 (32bit)
 
 

Hello,

I can't convert it to primary either--the option is unavailable. I've attacked screen shots.

Thanks again.


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23 Dec 2011   #26
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Try Set Windows Boot Partition which appears to be available.

Then see if Rebuild MBR becomes available on Disk Tab when you click on DISK 1.
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23 Dec 2011   #27
123wc

Windows 7 (32bit)
 
 

Rebuild MBR is available when I click on the Disk Tab even though setting Windows 7 to Active or Primary is unavailable. I run the Rebuild MBR yesterday even though I couldn't make Windows 7 Active, but I got the errors shown in the black screen shot attached above when I restarted the PC. Any ideas?
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23 Dec 2011   #28
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

The partition needs to be marked Active to boot. Did you try the choice to Set Windows Boot Partiiton as I suggested above which wasn't responded to?
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23 Dec 2011   #29
123wc

Windows 7 (32bit)
 
 

Sorry for the late reply. I can't set Windows 7 to 'Windows Boot Partition', it says 'Failed to find Windows directory.' I am trying to upload snap shots but I am unable to do so from my phone so far. Any suggestions on how to proceed from here? Thanks.
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23 Dec 2011   #30
123wc

Windows 7 (32bit)
 
 

please see attachments


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