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Windows 7: No Bootmgr

17 Jan 2014   #21

Windows 7 Pro

OK, I have burnt a bootable disk for this, and run it up.
It sees C:\ as [system] and [active].

I got adventurous and activated a MBR repair, which it executed as successful.

I then restarted, which went back to the generic (not pwhe8) startup repair. I did this 3 times as you suggested, but no joy on generic reboot?

Am I missing a startup repair within pwhe8?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2014   #22
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Greg, The one function I really like is partition alignment - more and more important with SSDs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2014   #23
Microsoft MVP


If you'll click the link for Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times you'll see it's run from the Win7 DVD or flash stick installer, or System Repair Disk and not Partition Wizard.

PW is really only to see the exact config, to mark Active and other operations, but neither partition manager was needed here since in the links are ways to do all tasks from the Win7 media. I only brought up Aoemi so if someone tries its Resize function and it ruins the OS, they were warned.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Jan 2014   #24

Windows 7 Pro

OK, that's what I thought. So I remove pwhe8 disk and replace Win7 repair disk and do another 3 times system repair, warm boot only?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2014   #25
Microsoft MVP


Reboot in between each Startup Repair.

Make sure you have Win7 partition marked Active and no other drives plugged in.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jan 2014   #26

Windows 7 Pro
Extra material.

Hi Gregrocker,

Nope, nothing got resolved with the triple system repair.

I am attaching some extra material that may be useful?

MS Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
X:\Windows\System32\bcdedit /v

Windows Boot Manager
Identifier <9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4785>
Device Partition -C:
Path \bootmgr
Description Windows Boot Manager
local en-US
Default <5467dcc1-813c-11e3-8h9d-d0fd8ddac404>
Displayorder <5467dcc1-813c-11e3-8h9d-d0fd8ddac404>
Timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
Identifier <5467dcc1-813c-11e3-8h9d-d0fd866ac404>
Device Partition-C:
Path Windows\System32\Winload.exe
Description Windows 7 Professional
Locale en-US
OSDevice Partition-C:
System Root \Windows


Attached Thumbnails
No Bootmgr-bcd-files.jpg   No Bootmgr-c-files.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jan 2014   #27

Windows 7 Pro
Still no joy here?

I have done:
[1] cmd chkdsk /f
[2] disk sector scan
[3] bootrec.exe /fixboot
copy mbr from repair disk and saved to C: (minus attributes)
So many "system repairs" I have lost count.
Still, the colours coming together to "starting windows" stops, freezes, and the box restarts - fail.

Root Cause found:

Unspecified changes to system configuration might have caused the problem.

Repair Action: System files integrity check & repair.
Result = failed.
Error Code = 0 x 490
Time taken = 648855ms

My BIOS seems OK and is IDE, not AHCI. I have removed the USB3 external drive connection.

What will I lose if I put in my system disk for Win7 and do install. Then select "repair current windows installation"?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jan 2014   #28

Windows 7 Pro

I cannot do a registry check unless the Win7 is actually running - tried ccleaner on mini XP, but it will not address the C: drive, only mini XP.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Feb 2014   #29
Microsoft MVP


Everything that can be done to start Win7 is sequenced in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

If it's infected it may not repair, so run the bootable AV scan first to see, then if infected run it again and reconfirm with another.

It seems it ran SFC and found corrupted System files. But it may not repair them until that is run 3 separate times as well: SFC /SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot.

You said you had run countless repairs but wanted to know if you could repair from your Win7 disk. Well your repairs may not even work if they are not run from the disk since System files can be corrupted in the repair utility too.

Boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD (burned to CD with Windows Image Burner) which can perform some of the steps in the tutorial, post back a screenshot of the full disk map and listings so we see everything.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Feb 2014   #30

Windows 7 Pro

OK, that'll keep me busy. Thanx for the links.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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