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Windows 7: Fresh install, bootmgr missing

08 Jul 2010   #11
gregrocker

 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

theog - Startup Repair should write the boot critical files to any partition marked Active if they are not there.
1) Startup repair will mark a partition active.

2) if the boot folder & bootmgr.exe are not on the boot HD, Startup repair can not do any repairs.

1) If this is the case, then why will Startup Repair often derail the System MBR to data partitions which happen to be marked Active? As with the installer, it writes the System MBR to the first Active partition encountered. This requires that the WIn7 partition be marked Active, and any other partition marked Inactive if it blocks Startup Repair.

2) More than a hundred times we have used Startup Repair here to write the System MBR to Win7 after deleting XP or VIsta which had been System drive. This was done without copying over boot files, since that is something which Startup Repair apparently does.

Ask SIW2. He's the one who taught me, and has corrected me several times for failing to remember to mark Win7 active before repair.

Many have not caught up with the advancements in Win7 Startup Repair, including the automation of all former bootrec and bootsect commands.


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09 Jul 2010   #12
Leffe9

XP sp2 - Vista - Se7en
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
So when you select Repair My Computer on the second screen after booting the Installer, you then see this?

And even after running Startup Repair 3 separate times with reboots - ignoring any confusing messages - Win7 will still not start?

And you have confirmed with Diskpart it is marked Active? Partition - Mark as Active

theog - Startup Repair should write the boot critical files to any partition marked Active if they are not there.
Yes I see all these except I don't have any OS shown in the "System recovery Options" box. I assume also I have already switched HD as Active in windows administrative tools, just checked : Online, Healthy, Active.

And also checked, no bootmgr file present in windows folder :/
(I assume I can see hidden & system files)
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09 Jul 2010   #13
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

I believe it would be best to do a clean install.

1) First clean your HD.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

2) Clean install.
Clean Install Windows 7
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09 Jul 2010   #14
Leffe9

XP sp2 - Vista - Se7en
 
 

I tryied copying my friend's bootmgr file in windows folder but it didn't work. Error : Bootmgr not present, press ctrl+alt+del to reboot.
1- Any idea why doesn't seven repair tool writes those boot critical files has you said gregrocker ?
2- Isn't there any way to write those boot files in cmds ?

Btw I'll try a fresh dvd setup tomorrow.
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09 Jul 2010   #15
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Leffe9 View Post
I tryied copying my friend's bootmgr file in windows folder but it didn't work. Error : Bootmgr not present, press ctrl+alt+del to reboot.
1- Any idea why doesn't seven repair tool writes those boot critical files has you said gregrocker ?
2- Isn't there any way to write those boot files in cmds ?
Btw I'll try a fresh dvd setup tomorrow.
You can try manually running these commands from the DVD Command Line, as they will sometimes force the installer to discover an installation to repair:

bootrec.exe /fixboot
bootrec.exe /fixmbr

or if those don't work:
Bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force

Now see if Repair console discovers an installation to repair and run Startup Repair x3 if necessary.

If it will not discover the installation then it is damaged or irreparable in most cases.
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10 Jul 2010   #16
Leffe9

XP sp2 - Vista - Se7en
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can try manually running these commands from the DVD Command Line, as they will sometimes force the installer to discover an installation to repair:

bootrec.exe /fixboot
bootrec.exe /fixmbr

or if those don't work:
Bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force
Didn't work ... I made it with dvd smoothly !

I don't think I messed up with usb flash boot, but sure, there's something wrong, as it is basicaly supposed to work, isn't it ?

Now I have a new issue with screen resolution, no 1680*1050 available...
I'll search over these forums
Thanks again.
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10 Jul 2010   #17
gregrocker

 

Update your display driver in Device Manager.

CHeck to see if optional Windows Updates have delivered any newer drivers.

For any missing drivers and to Update Display, check the Support Downloads webpage for your model device.

Here is the link to the latest Win7 driver for your card: http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=do...0&prod_no=1982
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11 Jul 2010   #18
Leffe9

XP sp2 - Vista - Se7en
 
 

Those drivers are obsolete (september 2009) known problem for this card.
I use latest catalyst (june 2010) instead, works fine.
But resolution issue wasn't resolved with drivers, it just disapeared as it appeared... strange...
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