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Windows 7: Bootmgr is missing

27 Nov 2015   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

@Aska, what version of Windows did you upgrade from. You mentioned that you bought the DVDs to upgrade your computer, so I assume you had Windows XP or Vista & upgraded to Windows 7.

Did these DVDs work properly when you did the upgrade?.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2015   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

No I had previously Windows7 Home edition. Afterwards with the help of This DVD of Win7 I upgraded it to Ultimate version.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2015   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Yes these DVD's did work properly.
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27 Nov 2015   #14

Windows 10 Home x64

The tutorials are full of very helpful information, check this link and see if it might get you going, sounds like you've formatted the drive already so this may be your only choice.

FYI for future reference you don't need to format to remove a windows.old folder, disk cleanup within Win7 can do that.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Good luck :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2015   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Thank you all. For the time and support that you gave me. l have solved the problem with your outstanding help and suppprt.
Bigmck Ranger 4 and last one cmm thank you all.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2015   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

To help a dummy like me could you explain just exactly what you did to solve the problem?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2015   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Ok wait just I will copy and past all instructions that a man gave me on another forum.
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27 Nov 2015   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

jraju 16h

Asim 10h

Asim 3h

Asim 15m

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Hi Everyone,
I accidentally formated all partitions.No
bootmgr is missing.No Windows is listed to
repair. When I want install Windows 7. It gets
stucked at expanding windows. Files
Thank in advance

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If you formatted all partitions (let's not discuss
why you did that) then there are free and
effective tools out there that can repair that. As
one solution, using another computer,
download Parted Magic and burn the ISO to a
CD/DVD. Then boot the original computer using
that disk. On it you will find GParted. On
Youtube you will find plenty of tutorials on how
to use gparted or testdisk to restore lost

Good luck!

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Hi, Since you formatted your drive, you could
install win 7 without any problem.
The stop at expanding stage is due to the
scratching in the disc. If you have the ISO or
any other disc , try that it will pass the expand
stage to install windows , if there is no side
The install.wim should expand the files. In
some system, it takes a little more time to
expand due to the repair in hdd.
I would suggest you to go to the website of the
hdd of your to download the tool , diagnostic ,
one and boot it from the cd. Normally those
tools are available in dos form, so it would be
booting automatically to show the hard dsik. If
there is no failure of hdd, then you can format
there . There will be options to format c:. Do it
,with the help of that software. if your hdd is
Seagate, then the link would give an idea to you
SeaTools for Windows | Seagate

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Hi Beretgascon

Thank you for responce. Please be in contact if
something will be needed. Btw I burned a disc
using. Another computer Mini tool partition
wizard bootable cd 9.1.I read some debates on
this forum where there was sugesstion to use
PW.,, ,,,

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Hi Jraju,

Thank you for quick responce. I have 2 disks of
Windows 7. and a removable disk where I also
have 2 Windows 7 files for fomatting. When I
use Disks there appeare same problem at the
exact same stage of installation. it gets stucked
at 0% at expanding Windows files. then error
message comes Error 0x80070017 saying that
bootmgr is missing. But when I use removable
disk for formatting The message saying Disk
boot failer, insert system disk and press enter

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The boot mgr missing problem will be there if
all the things are not properly copied to the dvd.
How did you burn the OS. There are simplest
way of booting with usb, rather than dvd. For
that you must have a 4 gb pen drive. The
instructions are so simple, that you could use
without much trouble. But mind, that you
should have the original windows 7 intact with
all the files in its original form with all the files
without one missing file in any folder
particularly install.wim folder.
You could use imgburn to burn it as iso in some
other computer and then install the same , by
selecting burn to dvd by the instructions. It will
enable booting the OS, by installing the
windows from the DVD.
First you use copy files to image to burn to Iso,
and then just burn that to dvd using , the
approprate menu, burn image to dvd menu.
That is so easy and imgburn is free tool. ' The
link is
How to create a Windows Vista / 7 / 8 installation disc (bootable) using ImgBurn - Guides - ImgBurn Support Forum your copy, the dvd OS copy is scratched then
you have to get the clean window 7 OS.
Otherwise, it will be stopping at 0%expanding.
Otherwise, if you have 4 gb pen drive , just do
the following to write to the usb and if your
computer is usb supported in bios, then you
could go to bios change the order to boot from
usb and then install the windows. In usb
method there is no failure of scratch disc.
I will continue n the next post the link of these

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To try the usb install do this . I copied from my
instruction to other thread in another forum.
This will definitely work if you correctly follow
The method is
first insert your 4 gb or more pen drive . Go to
elevated command prompt and type these
commands. the following will be
easy to understand
C:\Windows\system32>diskpart Enter
Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7000
Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Microsoft
On computer:----Fistly type Diskpart and enter
DISKPART> list disk
Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt

Disk 0 Online 149 GB 0 B
Disk 1 Online 3834 MB 0 B ()pen drive disk to
be selected based on size
DISKPART> select disk 1 Enter
Disk 1 is now the selected disk.
DISKPART> clean Enter
DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk.
DISKPART> create partition primary Enter
DiskPart succeeded in creating the specified
DISKPART> format fs=fat32 quick enter
100 percent completed
DiskPart successfully formatted the volume.
DISKPART> active Enter
DiskPart marked the current partition as active.
Leaving DiskPart...
. Then insert your dvd in to the drive.
open the installation dvd. Select all copy and
send to pen drive.
will work 100% without fail. If your cd drive is
pucca. Moreover, while
installing windows, you could be amazed at the
speed in extracting from
usb. Usb is safe and you need not bother about

pendrive. Shut down and reboot. Then just
select the priority to boot
from usb in the bios, if you have. If that is not,
please download plbt
iso, a third party program, which will give you a
screen menu from cd,
if you boot from cd first,which will have usb as
a choice menu. If you
click that one, it will boot from pen drive.
N.B: Enter means , press the Enter key after
each command
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2015   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Man whose name is jraju helped me most I have done his instructions. Read only from the part where I wrote him "Hi Jraju"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2015   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

Layback Bear -- Did that explanation make sense to you? If his Win DVD was scratched, how did he get a good Win 7 file?
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