accidently overwrote BOOTMGR.SDI

Hewlett-packard / Hp pavilion tx2000 notebo...
April 21, 2010 at 13:19:24
Specs: 7 ultimate 32bit, 2 GHz / 1982 MB
Hi,
I was using the command xcopy in cmd to copy a mounted iso to a usb SD card. The commands i was given didnt work, so I typed in... xcopy s: (s is the source drive) hoping it would give me paramaters to include.

cmd responded with "overwrite c:windows\system32\BOOTMGR.SDI (Yes/No/All)?
so obviously that was a no no, so i started to type "No", however as soon as i pressed "N", it went and did it, responding with "s:BOOTMGR.SDI" 1 file copied.

I am scared to turn off my pc until I replace the file as I'm certain I've now screwed my windows.
I wouldn't have minded but I never even went near typing c:. I have checked the cmd, and Above is exactly what I typed, and my responses.
Please help. Many thanks for reading.


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#1
April 21, 2010 at 13:28:17
you can make a windows 7 recovery CD at the following address:
http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windo...
Hopefully that will get you going. with the repair my PC ption.

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#2
April 21, 2010 at 22:58:12
it has only copied the file to the s;\ drive, check in c:windows\system32\BOOTMGR.SDI to see if your file still exists if its still there you should still make the recovery disk just in case...you may also need it in the future.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#3
April 22, 2010 at 09:10:50
Thanks for replies, I have a recovery disc now, neat thing to have. yes the file is still there but im hoping its the original 1.
many thyanks again

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April 22, 2010 at 09:46:29
you are welcome, glad it worked out and thanks for posting back! It may help others with the same problem ;-)

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