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Windows 7: Win7 Re-installation

16 Oct 2010   #11
Orbital Shark

 
 

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Hello Jeff.


If you'll look at Option One, Step Three you'll see a link to creating a W_7 recovery disk.
Forgive me (i've just finished work) but the 'Within Windows' bit still wont work if you can't get anything started due to 'bootmgr missing'. It's the first thing Windows looks for when trying to boot. If that's gone then you cannot boot unless you have a DVD (i had the same happen this morning )..


If you're going to comment on this stuff, please look at it, here's the same link in the tutorial, Option Two shows how to download a repair CD from NeoSmart that can be used to boot the PC.

How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc



Then if you can't get into Windows, Option Two in this tutorial shows how to boot to diskpart to mark the Windows partition as active so the startup repairs can be done to get Windows booting again on its own.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
There we go, I honestly didn't see that

I wasn't knocking you mate, it's been a long weekend already


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16 Oct 2010   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

That's ok mate, that's why I tried to answer you civilly.
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16 Oct 2010   #13
Orbital Shark

 
 

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That's ok mate, that's why I tried to answer you civilly.
+50 mate
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16 Oct 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

If the Win7 Repair CD still cannot find an installation, try manually running bootrec commands from the Recovery TOols Command Line: bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot. This can often goose the installation to appear if not get it started.

Once installation appears, run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until it starts. Make sure it is still marked Active from the Command Line using the steps given in the tutorial Ted linked.
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17 Oct 2010   #15
danishboy90

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks alot guys! As mentioned I already created the repair disc that couldn't fix the problem because it couldn't find any windows installation. I'm currently backing up the files over the network since I don't have an external HD yet. Now I'm putting the files in a public folder on another computer. When it's all transfered to that folder, can I then consider it backed up and go ahead and reset to factory settings?

I chatted with a gateway guy on their online support and he said do the F10 thing so I'm going to tried that as soon as it's backed up

Excited!
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17 Oct 2010   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.



Yes as soon as you have the backups done I would assume you could go ahead but are you sure the Gateway guy said F10, here's the info I have no Gateway stuff.

information   Information

Here are the Gateway Recovery Instructions.

1. Reboot, and press F11 or the R key to start the recovery process.
2. Select either "Full System Restore (Destructive)" or "Full System Restore (With Backup)"*.
3. Click "Next", and then click "Yes" to confirm the recovery process.
4. Wait for the computer to restore itself. When it is done, click "Reboot" to reboot the computer.

*Full System Restore With Backup preserves data in the My Documents folder, but requires 4 GB of disk space.


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17 Oct 2010   #17
HannibalUK

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by danishboy90 View Post
Hi Guys

I have a Gateway NV53 Laptop.

It's retail bought with no Win7 DVD.

The computer crashed and could not be fixed with the Win7 recovery disc - it couldn't find the Win7 installation. The crash was the infamous "bootmgr is missing". I tried fixing it but not possible (Did alot of google'ing) Now I'm backing up the files and trying to reinstall it though. My problem is that I have no Win 7 DVD to install from so what do I do?

Thanks alot!

Just download the windows 7 repair disc from the link below and burn iso to disc using imgburn;

LEGAL

Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files
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17 Oct 2010   #18
HannibalUK

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I really wish people would read the info that has been presented to the OP before they post suggestions.

Sorry must of read through it too fast.
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17 Oct 2010   #19
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If the Win7 Repair CD still cannot find an installation, try manually running bootrec commands from the Recovery TOols Command Line: bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot. This can often goose the installation to appear if not get it started.

Once installation appears, run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until it starts. Make sure it is still marked Active from the Command Line using the steps given in the tutorial Ted linked.

Did you try these extra steps to try to get your installation to show in Repair console?

Unless the Win7 installation is ruined, it will most times be detected by running bootrec commands, then it should repair if it shows. But repair often needs to be run more than once.
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