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Windows 7: Windows 7 not booting without a USB

2 Weeks Ago   #1
imamul

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Windows 7 not booting without a USB

Hi guys

I seem to be having an issue with my laptop after doing a clean install of windows 7 on my Samsung NP530U3B.

Prior to this i had linux installed which i wiped.

Now if i dont have a bootable usb connected the laptop wont boot into windows.

Instead i get a bootmgr is missing message.

I have tried the following:

1) System recovery
2) System repair
3) diskpart - selecting partition, making it active
4) bootrec fixboot, fixmbr and rebuildbcd in the C: as well as X:Sources
5) attrib -h -r -s, find windows installation and make it bootable
6) rebuilding of mbr through easeUS tools and easybcd

Still no fix and still the same issue.

Im assuming that windows just cant latch onto the boot files and when the bootable usb is in, is able to do so.

Any help or fix, feel like iv exhausted every option!


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Try setting the BIOS to boot the hard drive first. Had this problem once and resetting BIOS fixed it.
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
imamul

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billmcct View Post
Try setting the BIOS to boot the hard drive first. Had this problem once and resetting BIOS fixed it.
Hi, thanks for the reply.

Iv tried setting the HDD first in the BIOS with and without the USB plugged in, neither work im afraid.

Here is a pic of the disks in computer management:
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

That image was upside down had to rotate. When you installed did you wipe out all the partitions on the drive and format?
The unallocated space on your drive is the "System" partition on my drive.
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
imamul

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billmcct View Post
That image was upside down had to rotate. When you installed did you wipe out all the partitions on the drive and format?
The unallocated space on your drive is the "System" partition on my drive.
So sorry about that, i uploaded direct from mobile!

Yes so when i installed i did a wipe of everything and then installed.

Is it best to set the space as its own partition?
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

If you make that a partition it will format it and any data will be lost. Try Partition Find and Mount. If found and recovered and mounted it will also be initilized.

Partition Find and Mount: Download

Ignore my spelling, having an alzhimers day.
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2 Weeks Ago   #7
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Please don't use external links. To post an image, with the snipping tool take a snapshot of the hole window and save it.
On the Quick Reply window, use the paper clip - browse to the image - upload.

On the D: HDD you only have 5 G on it, so windows hasn't been installed. You have to start over.
I have no idea how you could have installed on the USB drive.

Boot from the USB Win 7 installation disk and install on the HDD.
For the updates, use Simplix (all updates on a single package)
My suggestion is to set Services - Windows Update - Manual and on WU page set it to Never check.
Then run UpdatePack7R2
Simplix is a single file (850MB) that contain all updates since Win 7 released up to date. It has all security and non security updates without the trash (telemetry and tracking). Very good.
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2 Weeks Ago   #8
imamul

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hi guys

Thanks for the support @billmcct i downloaded, launched and scanned using Find and Mount, couldnt find anything.
@MegaHertZ thanks for the advice.

To explain, the D: is the main hard drive, this is for general storage. Windows 7 is actually installed on the C:, then there is an unallocated space of about 100mb.

Space allocation can be seen at the top with the percentages.

In the meantime, i assigned the unallocated space as a partition without a drive label. I used EasyBCD to indicate this as the boot drive, i then tried to start up repair 3 times, incl. going to diskpart and activating that partition.

Still not resolved!

I then tried to get EasyBCD to install boot files onto this drive, as well as changing the boot to this drive.

Nothing still!

Any advice is still welcome!
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2 Weeks Ago   #9
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Are you saying that the 14.9G isn't the USB flash drive?
Does the Laptop has a SSD (14.9G) and a HDD?
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2 Weeks Ago   #10
imamul

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hi Megahertz!

Yes thats exactly it, iv got a 16gb ssd with around 470 hdd, hope that helps?

*At the time of the image i had disconnected the usb drive.
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