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Hard drive deleted

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March 24, 2011 1:46:03 PM

Hello,
I have a laptop that I have deleted all the files on.

Can I buy windows xp or win 7 and install them?

The message I get when I start is
Boot Mgr is missing
Press c+a+d to restart

Also I have forgot the code for the setup facility,shall I bin the computer?

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a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
March 24, 2011 5:15:28 PM

Before you buy Win XP or Win7, make sure that the computer is worth the investment. If the computer was purchased with the OS already installed, then the OS is an OEM version and is not transferable. You have deleted it anyway.

You can certainly buy a new OS and install it at any time you wish.
a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
March 24, 2011 6:40:16 PM

Did it come with recovery discs, or a restore partition? You should be able to launch the restore, and recover your OS.
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March 26, 2011 3:41:16 PM

No I have not got a recovery disc,I think it has a restore point but I can't get access to the drive.
My problem started when I shut the comp.down when it was doing a defrag.
and I then tried my Win7 repair disc on the XP laptop.
a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
March 26, 2011 4:04:48 PM

Look at the options when you start up. If it has a restore partition, you should see a keystroke option to recover the computer.
March 27, 2011 9:15:08 AM

The message I get when I start is
Boot Mgr is missing
Press c+a+d to restart
and a curser.
That is the message I get on starting my computer.
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