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(Solved) - BOOTMGR is missing! Windows 7 Ultimate

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  • Started 3 years ago by sharky006
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sharky006
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Hello HOW-TO Geeks,

i am new here, but experienced with computers. Yesterday a fried asked me if I can test on his PC if I can install Mac OS X Snow Leopard. He had a free partition so I used a legal SL Disk to format and install it there. However I figured out SL wont work on his system so I decided to uninstall it. I noticed that when I boot up his PC SL would automaticlly load, whitout giving me an option to start the pre-installed Windows 7 Ultimate. I tought removing/erasing the disk where SL was installed would solve the startup problem. However after erasing and restarting Windows gives me the error as in the title : "BOOTMGR is missing! Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart".

Tried with the original Windows 7 DVD to Startup repair - Doesent reconize any problems.
Tried with the original Windows 7 DVD and CMD to Bootrec/Fixboot - It wont show up BOOTMGR is missing anymore but it wont load either!!
Tried again with the original Windows 7 DVD to Startup repair getting a messege the "Installed Windows 7 is not compatible with the Startup repair".

What am i able to do? WITHOUT, so pleas WITHOUT, deleting C: Partition and reinstalling Windows, because on the C: Partition there is many important data!

Thank you,
Best Regards Richard

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LH
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Hi Richard. Before you do anything else, back up the data to an external drive. See,
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....-computer/

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sharky006
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Hello LH, thank you for the link, ill do a backup as soon as possible! But after that, am I able to do something without deleting the partition. And I want to add the note that I just realized that Windows Drive isnt C: andymore it jumped to G: and the empty partition is C:! How is that possible? Never remarked something like that? Is there a solution to get my Windows dirve back to C: so that anything is like it was before? My mistake trying to install Mac on a PC.

Thanks again for the link,
Best Regards Richard

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LH
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OK. Whilst you are it, get a copy (free) of this. I think you may need it,
http://www.partitionwizard.com.....nager.html

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sharky006
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Done downloading. Now what?
Thanks again for your help and support!
Best Regards Richard

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LH
Posts: 20002

You need to burn the PW .iso to CD as well.

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sharky006
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Ok, but its an .exe file. How you mean that burning it as an .iso file on an CD? Lost you here. Sorry.
Thanks again.
Best Regards Richard.

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LH
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Um, I think you downloaded the wrong one. Look here, scroll down a bit for the freeware version,
http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html
Bootable CD

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sharky006
Posts: 40

Ah, yes now I found the .iso. Done downloading and burning. Next step is?
I want to thank you again, maybe its pissing off but I think its the only way to thank you!!
So thanks again
Best Regards Richard

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LH
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Have you got all the data off the disk yet ?

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sharky006
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Yes, all is off now! So? Tell me what to do, after that I got some work in town so ill reply in 1 or 2 hours.

Thank you again for your help!
Best Regards Richard

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LH
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So if C is now empty, and that's where W7 was origionally, boot up with the PW CD, delete C, and rename G to C.
Then boot up as normal. Hopefully that should do it.

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sharky006
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Ok, thank you ill try out now and see if it works. Will post after the try.
Thanks again very very much!
Best Regards Richard

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sharky006
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Ok, so I tried with the bootable CD and I get an error
"ISOLINUX 3.75 2009-04-16 ETCD Copyright (C) 1994-2009 H. Peter Anvin et al isolinux: Disk error 05, AX = 42E2, drive 9F
Boot failed: press a key to retry..."

Thats it. What am I able to do?
Thank you
Best regards Richard.

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LH
Posts: 20002

Try burning the CD at half the maximum speed.
If that doesn't work, it could be a bad download. It happens.

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sharky006
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Ok, will try it out, thanks!
Best regards Richard

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sharky006
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Ok, so got the exact same error. Why is that? You think its a bad download? Where else can I download it from to check if thats the reason?
Best Regards Richard

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LH
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Try the download from here,
http://download.cnet.com/Parti.....62200.html

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sharky006
Posts: 40

Hello, ok but thats an .exe again. Cant find any .iso there. So?
Best Regards Richard

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vistamike
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Richard, on the left hand side 'BOOTABLE CD'
That is the .iso

Mike

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