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(Solved) - Win 7 Bootmgr missing / Hard disk not found

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  • Started 7 years ago by Mullhon2
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Hi guys (and gals),

I need some serious help!

I have Samsung R519 with Windows & Home Premium.
After a 'minor' bump it stopped working. It allowed me to boot in to safe and told me recent software / hardware may be cause. I had updated iTunes a couple of days prior.
I tried Repair Centre diagnostics. Nothing found.

I tried to run Samsung Recovery Solution.
I have tried Basic & Complete restore - no joy.

I then got 'No Operating System Found'. I shut down and used a separate laptop to search for info. When I booted mine back up,it brought up 'BOOTMGR is Missing'. I have created a Recovery disc following guides on here (I don't have OEM).
When starting up again I get Boot From AHCI CD-ROM:
1. NO EMULATION System Type- 00
Then the press any key to boot ... message.
Loads from disk. No Operating System shown in System Recovery Options.
Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically = Bad Hard Disk

I tried to run Samsung Recovery Solution again.
I tried Complete restore - no joy.

On BIOS I have made the primary boot device my DVD/CD drive instead of the normal HD.
I checked SATA Port 1 (as advised by Samsung),it does not show 'none', it shows a drive?

On command prompt, chkdsk:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume Label is Boot.

Warning! F parameter not specificied.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.
Completes stage 3 of 3...
..Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log status 50.

chkdsk /f /r C:
Completes stage 5 of 5...
...Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

Ok, so short of buying a new hard drive and re-installing windows 7 (presuming I can get OEM disc), can anybody help?

If I missed anything, ask me and I'll try me best.

Many thanks

Posted 7 years ago
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hi Mullhon2, First really what is a "minor bump"? When you used the Samsung Recovery Solutions did your system allow you to open and did you try and do a complete recovery? If you could run the recovery application I don't think your hdd is shot otherwise you wouldn't be able to run the recovery solutions. If you didn't do a complete recovery then you lost your O/S.
Suggest you try the recovery solutions again otherwise you will need to borrow a installation disk and do a clean install. Read this link before trying again


Posted 7 years ago
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Hi g-x,
Thanks for quick response.
Minor bump was dropping a file on keyboard, not a heavy or hard knock, or so I thought!
System recovery gave me an error on both basic & complete restore, no restore points could be found, not even originally system set up / factory settings.
My main concern is the startup repair saying bad disk or hard drive not found or responding.
Is there a way to check it before fresh installation? If it's on way out, I'd prefer to change before.
I have all my files backed up online but no system ones.

Posted 7 years ago
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Try here at Samsung as they have utilities for checking your hdd

Posted 7 years ago
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Many thanks germ-x.
Thanks for your help, much appreciated.

Posted 7 years ago

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