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Standard Computer Reformatting Gone Terribly Wrong

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March 18, 2010 9:06:17 PM

Wow, so... today I decided to reformat my laptop and get a wonderful fresh start. Just a routine reformat (however, this is the first time I reformatted this laptop), I insert the disk and boot from CD. I eventually get to the screen where I can select what I want to be reformatted out of the three options (can't remember the name, but I'm sure you guys know what I mean). I pick the one I want and within a few seconds I get a humongous ERROR sprawled across my laptop screen with "Cannot load imagex 0 from src WIM file"... so I say, "that sucks, but I'll just take the disk out and reboot... I can see whats up on the interwebs". However, I was very wrong... because now when I try to start my computer I get "Bootmgr is missing". Heres the kicker, the only way I know how to repair "Bootmgr" error is through system recovery.

Now you should see my dilemma... I couldn't reformat because of the menacing ERROR, and now I can't get back on my laptop because ERROR is holding Bootmgr hostage.

The only thing I can do is enter BIOS and I don't believe that can fix anything... I'd appreciate any help, thanks.
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March 18, 2010 9:39:11 PM

Place the CD back in the drive and boot from the cd and retry formatting and installing, select quick format ntfs this time.

PS what windows CD are you using?
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March 18, 2010 11:07:19 PM

I don't believe that is an option... the only options I have are:

a. recover windows to first partition only
b. recover windows to entire hd
c. recover windows to entire hd with 2 partition

no matter what option I select I get that error... I'm using an ASUS Recovery CD
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November 22, 2011 12:08:36 AM

Zramsay said:
I don't believe that is an option... the only options I have are:

a. recover windows to first partition only
b. recover windows to entire hd
c. recover windows to entire hd with 2 partition

no matter what option I select I get that error... I'm using an ASUS Recovery CD


Hey, Zramsay did you fix your system? I have the same problem. Need some advice.
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