Bootmgr is Missing error reinstalling W7 on reformatted HDD

February 25, 2012 at 11:09:39
Specs: Windows 7
My hard drive. got infected.I formated Trying to make a fresh reinstallation W.7. The screen always pop up
the message:" Boot manager missing.". How can I fix it.
Please help. Thanks

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February 25, 2012 at 11:52:07
Download the Hard Drive Diagnostic Software from the Hard Drive Manufacturer, this will check integrity of the drive..

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February 25, 2012 at 11:52:17
If you're seeing that message, you didn't format correctly. You need to wipe out ALL partitioning, then create new partitions (I suggest one for Windows & one for Storage), then format them as NTFS. Prepare the drive with the HDD manufacturer's software, not the Windows disk. Once you've done that, just boot off the Win7 DVD & install.

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February 25, 2012 at 20:40:46
Change the boot order in cmos/bios setup so your cdrom/DVD is first.

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February 25, 2012 at 22:12:50
You can't just format it, you have to install the OS.

Put the DVD back in and try to use the repair feature first. If it fails then do a reload of the OS. Don't just format it.

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February 26, 2012 at 05:39:17
If this is a factory built system and you have not damaged it, you system came with a recovery partition that can wipe out the hard drive and return it to the way the factory shipped the drive in your system. If you damaged your recovery partition you will need a recovery disk set from the manufacturer or a retail installation disk (downloading your drivers will be required after installing from retail disk. See your manual on using your recovery console for the factory restore option.
Of course if you formatted your operating system's partition then you will not have a boot manager or any windows installation left on your hard drive. What did you think it would do?

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