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March 12, 2014 4:54:49 AM

Hi im having a problem with my newly built pc. The main problem is that my CD wont boot windows 7 os. I think the reason to it has something to do with me tweaking on bootsect.exe using repair tool cmd of windows.

Here's what happened:
When i tried to install windows 7 64bit i encountered and error along the way , i forgot what error was it but when i searched for solution on that error , i found that i just need to reburn the CD or copy the files into a bootable usb. So i did the 2nd option using the repair tool cmd of windows, since i dont have any laptop. So the command goes, diskpart - list disk - select disk 1 - clean - create primary partition - select partition 1 - active - format fs=ntfs quick - assign - exit .... After that , i checked the letter of my two drives and made another command. D: Cd boot - CD BOOT - bootsect.exe /nt60 g: ... So after that all i need to do was to copy the files from the cd drive to the usb. And i did , but after copying i encountered another error again something like install.wim. There are three options try again, skip, and i forgot the other one. I clicked try again And also i ticked the box saying "do this also to all current files" something like that. But it suddenly hangs , well sort of loads again and i got fed up and reset the PC. From there on my cd drive wont boot. I know im an idiot but please do help me :( 

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March 12, 2014 5:04:35 AM

Follow the instructions in your Motherboard's manual to reset CMOS, then try to access the CD again.
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March 12, 2014 5:23:30 AM

Sorry im new here at toms, i accidentally clicked the pick as best answer . Okay ill try to clear the cmos now. Brb
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March 12, 2014 5:44:35 AM

I tried clearing the CMOS but still it , the cd drive wont boot the windows 7 OS . :( 
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March 12, 2014 6:09:25 AM

Go into your BIOS settings, and make sure that the CD/DVD is listed first in the boot order.
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March 12, 2014 6:14:38 AM

It is in the first boot priority.
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March 12, 2014 6:27:19 AM

I think i saw an error message . Press any key to boot from CD or DVD... BOOTMGR is missing. Press ALT+CTRL+DEL to restart. What to do?? :( 
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March 12, 2014 6:48:28 AM

I found the problem. I tried unplugging the hard drive and try if it can boot the cd. And as i thought , it booted. This hard drive was usable until i tweaked the "bootsect" thing. Will i still be able to use this?
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March 12, 2014 8:15:25 AM

chinnox said:
I found the problem. I tried unplugging the hard drive and try if it can boot the cd. And as i thought , it booted. This hard drive was usable until i tweaked the "bootsect" thing. Will i still be able to use this?

That is a good question. I am unfamiliar with the software you were using. Usually, once you get the PC to boot from the Windows install disk, then you can format and re-install Windows from there. Look in your BIOS. There are usually two different parameters that could affect how the PC boots up. There is one called "Boot Order"(I think) and within that is "boot Sequence" See if you can find them (or something similar) and make sure that the CD/DVD is the first device that it tries to boot from.
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March 12, 2014 6:08:02 PM

I did that a few times and it always results to the error , press any key to boot from cd/dvd . Bootmgr is missing bla blah . Then even i pressed any key . Nothing happened, only black screen.
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