C drive gone

November 20, 2010 at 23:16:23
Specs: Windows Vista
I have a desk top that I have been working on. The hard drive has been formatted and is completely blank. I turn on the system and it says BOOTMGR is missing. I don’t have a disk since it wasn’t provided. I have a “reinstallation dvd windows vista” disk and have tried running from cd-rom drive but it keeps saying BOOTMGR is missing. How can I restore this unit to its factory settings?

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#1
November 21, 2010 at 00:14:42
When you formatted the drive, you deleted the operating system (and its' boot-manager), thus the "BOOTMGR missing" message. You state that you have a “reinstallation dvd windows vista” that you're trying to run from a CD-Rom drive. A standard CD drive won't read DVD's, but if you do indeed have a DVD drive, enter the BIOS and change the settings to where the DVD-drive is the first boot-device. That should allow you to reinstall an OS.

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#2
November 21, 2010 at 06:38:25
Now i wish an external DVD drive. Given that the C drive is blank, would their be any way to restore this unit without the CD. A command, a reset button, a Hammer?

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#3
November 21, 2010 at 08:27:06
Noygi you really don't tell us anything.

Did you ever change the bios boot menu to have the dvd boot first so it would load the reinstallation cd? You don't say.

We don't even know WHY you formatted c: since you clearly didn't understand how to get things back.

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#4
November 21, 2010 at 10:42:03
"Given that the C drive is blank, would their be any way to restore this unit without the CD"

With no restore partition on the drive (destroyed when you reformatted it), the only way would be some sort of USB restore (assuming you could move the contents of the disk to a flash drive). DVD drives are relatively cheap; it'd be worth investing in one. Just make sure you know which type (IDE or SATA) will work with your machine:

http://www.geeks.com/products_sc.as...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

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