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Bootmgr Error

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  • Windows 7
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a b $ Windows 7
November 30, 2010 10:10:57 AM

good day to you all, i am having some serious problems with my pc, my Gigabyte 8800 GTX Ultra blew out on Thursday resulting in a pc crash and loss of alot of info, bought the GT 430 yesterday and all was well with my HDrives, i have a SATA as my Windows drive (80gb) and an IDE as my backup (160bg) and then a 500gb in a Transcend USB casing...

my original Windows installation became corrupt, so I installed another on my IDE drive, this was all fine yesterday at the PC shop where I bought my graphics card. I copied all the info I needed off my original Windows drive (SATA) and also all my music etc off my IDE all to my 500gb.

as i was loaded on my IDE windows, I formatted the SATA drive so that I can install my New Windows 7 on to that drive. I did this.

I loaded up Windows via dvd and formatted the IDE drive as i took all the info i needed off that and i did not want Windows on that drive.
all fine, so I try and install Win 7 on the SATA drive and during installation, gives me an error!

I now cannot even load up my Win 7 installation disc as it gives me the BOOTMGR error, press ctrl+alt+delete to restart!

i have tried changing boot orders, disabling, enabling my IDE or SATA drives, setting them to primary and slave etc etc..

I have been researching all morning on how to fix it, yet, to no avail, if anyone knows how to fix the problem, I would be grateful..

please dont say Run Win repair etc... i cannot even load up Windows installation or Win via my HDrives

thanks.

Neil

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a b $ Windows 7
November 30, 2010 1:23:29 PM

Leave the HDD that will have windows on it, remove any other HDD.
Make sure the boot order is set for CD first.
Make a bootable CD with a disk utility that allows a low-level formatting, like killdisk or something similar.
Boot from that CD and do a low-level format.
Re-install windows as usual from dvd.
Anonymous
a b $ Windows 7
December 1, 2010 4:26:13 AM

thanks for the reply, I shall try that, downloading it now... will let you know how I come along..
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Anonymous
a b $ Windows 7
December 3, 2010 9:13:06 AM

please help me, nothing is working, I have just bought a brand new HDD and is still gives me Bootmgr error, NTLDR error, I cannot install Win 7 as it starts to copy then at 0% it gives me an error saying windows cannot install required files, the files may be corrupt.....

error code 0x80070017

I am about to cry
a b $ Windows 7
December 3, 2010 9:28:41 AM

check your RAM with memtes86+, RAM have error cause file corupt or missing some file , if u have 2 stick Ram use 1 stick clear no have error.
install again win7 with RAM (No Error)
a b $ Windows 7
December 3, 2010 9:33:54 AM

stop ! let's anymous register
Anonymous
a b $ Windows 7
December 3, 2010 9:37:15 AM

hey? what you talking about? :0
a b $ Windows 7
December 3, 2010 9:45:05 AM

Anonymous not register bro...!
Anonymous
a b $ Windows 7
December 3, 2010 9:46:06 AM

um, I am registered, hence the name...
a b $ Windows 7
December 3, 2010 9:49:54 AM

it's u, sorry...
check your RAM with memtes86+, RAM have error cause file corupt or missing some file , if u have 2 stick Ram use 1 stick clear no have error.
install again win7 with RAM (No Error)
Anonymous
a b $ Windows 7
December 3, 2010 11:14:00 AM

i tried this but it got to a stage i had to type in some commands which i have no idea how to....
a b $ Windows 7
December 4, 2010 1:24:52 AM

As henydiah said, try installing using only one stick of RAM at a time, if error switch to the other stick and try again.
Also, check media (DVD) for scratches/stains/other stuff that can cause a reading error.
Finally, try a different DVD-Rom in your system to boot from - and make sure that is the only DVD rom or CD Rom installed while attempting to install OS.
a b $ Windows 7
December 4, 2010 1:29:21 AM

Last but not least, try copying the DVD content to a USB drive and boot > install from that instead of the DVD. Some people reported success in same scenarios.
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