booting error

Toshiba Psafgu - 05f01d
April 23, 2010 at 09:42:48
Specs: Windows 7
Hi.I upgraded my laptop from windows vista to windows 7 and was trying to partition my hard disk (150 GB) using partition magic, after re starting the comp, i got the message "BOOTMGR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart."
I tried to run windows 7 recovery console. The operating system is listed as windows 7 alright with partition size 151124 MB but its location is listed as Unknown-SQ004513V03.I tried to fix the problem automatically but couldnt.The start up repair listed problem as below

PROBLEM SIGNATURE
Problem Event Name StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03 unknown
Problem Signature 04 -1
Problem Signature 05 ExternalMedia
Problem Signature 06 1
Problem Signature 07 MissingBootManager
OS Version 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID 1033

I tried to run system Restore got the message “To use system restore, you must specify which windows installation to restore .Neither could system image recovery and windows memory diagnostic work.

Checking my computer using the restore the system option ,two drives are listed
1. Toshiba system volume (C:) of size 1.5 Gb
2. Boot (x:) of size 31.2 MB

I cant access the remaining memory (Over 148 Gb) .
Pliz assist.I dont mind even if i wont recover the data.i just need the laptop restored.Pliz,Pliz assist.


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#1
April 23, 2010 at 11:41:10
Can you boot to the windows install disc and select
command prompt
Then type
bootrec /fixboot

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#2
April 23, 2010 at 15:29:52
Why use partition magic when windows 7 disk can do the partitioning and formatting for you (probably easier and safer)?
Set Boot order to DVD drive first. Insert Windows 7 disk as soon as the machine will allow you to open the drive (reboot if error is received instead of booting to DVD). When the machine boots to the Windows 7 install screen, choose custom and partition/format as needed and then proceed to install clean copy of windows 7 ((works for full and upgrade products 32bit and 64bit regardless of what windows - Vista or XP - you had before)).

Could have done before, probably best to still do now!!!

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
April 25, 2010 at 02:54:32
Thanx.I did as you suggested using windows 7.But after the initial stage i got the error message"INT file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing,status 32768.Set up cannot continue.Press any key to exit."

IS there a way i can format the harddisk re-install everything afresh?
i tried to even use the recovery console to access the command promt and used bootrec and diskpart options to no avail.what do you think?Am bit frustrated.


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#4
April 25, 2010 at 06:51:37
Did you go first to partitioning? If you can get there, delete the current partition and then reallocate the space for a new partition and format it.
If that does not work, find out what manufacturer makes the hard drive (either in the partitioning window, or by opening the computer). Use another computer to download hard drive utility program from the manufacturer's website and create a bootable CD (look for it as an ISO image ready to burn). and their manual (probably as a pdf). Look up their instructions in the manual and boot to their utility program, delete any partitions that are there and start from scratch.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
April 25, 2010 at 22:10:32
I was also faing the same problem. I just repaired my computer by loading the iso disc. It take a while to load 3-4 mins then click repair computer and follow the instructions. I had to run it twice and the second time I got a repair screen and clicked repair startup. It repaired and the booted.

Kristain Hayes


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