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a c 92 B Homebuilt system
April 20, 2012 9:35:37 PM

I was formatting an 80GB hard drive to install Windows 7 Pro on and running a clean format worked fine but after running the Windows install it would quit about 5% in and say there was an exception error. And then I restarted without the Windows disk and it said that the BOOT MGR was missing - what can I do to fix this problem?
April 20, 2012 9:40:55 PM

Re-install. Format the drive when choosing during install, to erase the previous fail.
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
April 20, 2012 9:49:43 PM

Installing from a USB drive ? Its corrupted

If its from a disk clean it and try again , maybe try a new dvd drive
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a c 92 B Homebuilt system
April 20, 2012 9:57:07 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Installing from a USB drive ? Its corrupted

If its from a disk clean it and try again , maybe try a new dvd drive


No it's from a DVD, I don't do the USB drive install. I think it's a problem with the HD - I've seen this before.
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 20, 2012 11:30:57 PM

Most Windows 7 installation problems are memory related, try running a memory test program such as memtest86 for at least three passes. It is extremely unlikely that there is anything wrong with your hard drive.
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a c 78 B Homebuilt system
April 21, 2012 3:02:37 PM

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrormessage/a/boot...

That guy has a list full of things to try.

In any event, it sounds like the system is trying to boot from a device it can't boot from. Like it has the hard drive set first in the boot order and with only a partial install it isn't capable of booting correctly, thus the error.

If the CD drive isn't the first boot device, I would make it that.

Otherwise, that link might have some ideas.

- Edit - Where do you work, btw? You can't come up with all these interesting situations with your home environment I am guessing.
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a c 92 B Homebuilt system
April 22, 2012 6:35:13 AM

Raiddinn said:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrormessage/a/boot...

That guy has a list full of things to try.

In any event, it sounds like the system is trying to boot from a device it can't boot from. Like it has the hard drive set first in the boot order and with only a partial install it isn't capable of booting correctly, thus the error.

If the CD drive isn't the first boot device, I would make it that.

Otherwise, that link might have some ideas.

- Edit - Where do you work, btw? You can't come up with all these interesting situations with your home environment I am guessing.


I work at a small architecture firm - we employ about 50 and have a wide variety of systems on our network ranging from Core 2 Duos all the way up to 1366 and P55 - I'm the only Sandy Bridge build on the network and I'm the only SSD on the network. This system I was setting up came in as a spare machine and it has a PSU with neon green cables. I am not making this up. :lol: 

But what happened was I ran the Windows 7 disk and did a full clean format and then it said something about some volumes were in use and couldn't be deleted or something of that nature - I think the hard drive got corrupted somehow in the format. Could that be possible?
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
April 22, 2012 6:45:15 AM

If it is then just format it again, and if that doesnt work partition it and format it using ubuntu linux , and then partition again using the Win 7 disk
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a c 92 B Homebuilt system
April 22, 2012 6:54:37 AM

Outlander_04 said:
If it is then just format it again, and if that doesnt work partition it and format it using ubuntu linux , and then partition again using the Win 7 disk


We don't use Ubuntu or Mac OS - it's a strictly Windows based network.
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
April 22, 2012 7:04:21 AM

g-unit1111 said:
We don't use Ubuntu or Mac OS - it's a strictly Windows based network.


you are only using the Ubuntu install to completely nuke all traces of the windows partition,
and to check if the problem is the hardware or the installation media .

Obviously if Ubuntu can format and instal then the issue is with your Win 7 disk
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a c 78 B Homebuilt system
April 22, 2012 4:47:12 PM

With computers, I would say anything is possible.

Having something fail during the install process and then having some really random end result is not farfetched from my point of view.
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