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Windows 7: Win7 Re-installation

16 Oct 2010   #1
danishboy90

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Win7 Re-installation

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!


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16 Oct 2010   #2
James Colbert

 
 

This should help:

System Repair Disc - Create

...oops...didn't read carefully. Call Gateway support and order a recovery disk for your system.
Also, here is a site that states it can be downloaded. I'm not familiar with the site.

http://recovery-cd.com/related/downl...very-disk.html

James
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16 Oct 2010   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

There is one other thing you can do. == Your PC has a sticker on it somewhere with your Win 7 Key. If you can borrow a friends copy of Win 7, you can use it to install and put your Win 7 Key in. This will be a legal install.
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16 Oct 2010   #4
Orbital Shark

 
 

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!
Hi danishboy90, welcome to the forums

You should find that when you first turn your laptop on you get a prompt similar to...
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Press F2 to enter setup or F10 for Recovery
If you get the option then choose 'Recovery' as this will allow you restore your machine to factory settings.
information   Information
For a few years now, suppliers have been doing away with install CD/DVD's as they set up a recovery partition in order for you recover your system to the point where you first opened the lid & turned it on


Hope it helps


OS
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16 Oct 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello danishboy90, welcome to Seven Forums!





Have alook at this tutorial at the link for some info that nay be useful to you; be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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16 Oct 2010   #6
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello danishboy90, welcome to Seven Forums!





Have alook at this tutorial at the link for some info that nay be useful to you; be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
Excellent advice Ted but if the bootmgr file is missing there's really no way of getting to any sort of system/startup repair without having a disk to boot from
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16 Oct 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello danishboy90, welcome to Seven Forums!





Have alook at this tutorial at the link for some info that nay be useful to you; be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
Excellent advice Ted but if the bootmgr file is missing there's really no way of getting to any sort of system/startup repair without having a disk to boot from
Hello Jeff.


If you'll look at Option One, Step Three you'll see a link to creating a W_7 recovery disk.
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16 Oct 2010   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
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 )..
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16 Oct 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
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
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16 Oct 2010   #10
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Good one Ted
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