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Windows 7: How do I load system factory reset from boot?

1 Week Ago   #1
Ttrapani

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
How do I load system factory reset from boot?

Hi,
I am using Win7 pro, I recently, installed
A new harddrive. It installed beautifully
And I was able to use it...for about an hour. Suddenly a notification from windows pops up telling me that I need to restart my computer for recently installed updates to take place. So I did. It came back on, but when I went to finish moving things around on the new hdd, it crashed the computer and now everything is gone.

The original hdd gets an error saying no os was found and to hit ctrl+alt+del to restart only to go right back to it. That is as far as I can get. Now the new hdd says that bootmgr is missing. F8 does nothing to get me to the advanced boot options. What can I do?


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1 Week Ago   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum do you have a Windows installation DVD so you can boot and do a repair?
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1 Week Ago   #3
Ttrapani

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

No, I bought a refurbished win7 machine. It already had the os installed. On the disk I cant get to, I have a win7 install file.
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1 Week Ago   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Ttrapani,

but when I went to finish moving things around on the new hdd, it crashed the computer and now everything is gone.

From the above sounds to me that you played around with drives and partitions, and killed the boot mgr.

Have a read of this tutorial

Bootmgr is missing - Fix - Windows 7 Help Forums

Roy
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1 Week Ago   #5
Ttrapani

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Ttrapani,

but when I went to finish moving things around on the new hdd, it crashed the computer and now everything is gone.

From the above sounds to me that you played around with drives and partitions, and killed the boot mgr.

Have a read of this tutorial

Bootmgr is missing - Fix - Windows 7 Help Forums

Roy
I have already, seen this tutorial. It doesnt work...you are right though I did a clean on the new hdd through cmd. Then I repartitioned it but it booted just fine for the next 3 or 4 times after. Then all of a sudden....
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1 Week Ago   #6
ringel05

Multiple Windows 7 and Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ttrapani View Post
Hi,
I am using Win7 pro, I recently, installed
A new harddrive. It installed beautifully
And I was able to use it...for about an hour. Suddenly a notification from windows pops up telling me that I need to restart my computer for recently installed updates to take place. So I did. It came back on, but when I went to finish moving things around on the new hdd, it crashed the computer and now everything is gone.

The original hdd gets an error saying no os was found and to hit ctrl+alt+del to restart only to go right back to it. That is as far as I can get. Now the new hdd says that bootmgr is missing. F8 does nothing to get me to the advanced boot options. What can I do?
Unfortunately I just had that happened to me when I downgraded from Win 10 to Win 7 on my laptop, my Win 7 install disc failed to install properly, nothing I could do would fix it, had to buy a new HDD. You may have to buy another new one and start from scratch.
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1 Week Ago   #7
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ttrapani View Post
On the disk I cant get to, I have a win7 install file.
I don't unerstand this sentence - can you explain fully, what disc is the "One you can't get to?" and why did you need a new hard drive if this was a refurbished machine? You certainly do not need to buy another HDD If the one you bought is faulty take it back to where you bought it.
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1 Week Ago   #8
ringel05

Multiple Windows 7 and Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
I don't unerstand this sentence - can you explain fully, what disc is the "One you can't get to?" and why did you need a new hard drive if this was a refurbished machine? You certainly do not need to buy another HDD If the one you bought is faulty take it back to where you bought it.
On the hard drive he cannot access. As for taking it back to where he bought it refurbished machines typically only have a 60 to 90 day warranty and if it's older than that he's out of luck.
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1 Week Ago   #9
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I didn't suggest taking the PC back to where he bought it. It was the new HDD he bought which presumably was new and should be within a guarantee! Please read Post #1
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1 Week Ago   #10
ringel05

Multiple Windows 7 and Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
I didn't suggest taking the PC back to where he bought it. It was the new HDD he bought which presumably was new and should be within a guarantee! Please read Post #1
Sorry, misunderstood but since it was most likely "user error" possibly due to repartitioning the HD I doubt it would be covered under the warranty but he can try if he wants.
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