My friend gave me windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by lokclan, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. lokclan

    lokclan New Member

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    So i tried installing it to a fresh brand new hard drive, and it gave me the BOOTMGR missing and prompted me to press ctrl+alt+del. Now im sure there are many threads as to what to do in this situation, but i really have no time to search it up, so please, if someone could link me to everything that i will need to get it working, either downloading windows 7 and burning it again (id rather not do that), or whatever, please people ive read a few posts and everyone is helpful, hopefully this will be the same experience for me, i appreciate it in advance, thank you!

    sorry for bad grammer and/or punctuation. rushing to type.

    -lokclan
     
  2. dinosaurus

    dinosaurus Senior Member

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    Sounds like it is not an ISO, You need an ISO DVD for it to boot from the DVD
     
  3. confused

    confused New Member

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    Beta's ended, rc1 downloads have ended, retail version comes out end of october.:)
     
  4. lokclan

    lokclan New Member

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    it was burned like an actual windows 7 dvd, because when i put it into my windows xp hard drive dvd drive on my desk top, and double click the icon, it runs auto run....what do i do?
     
  5. dinosaurus

    dinosaurus Senior Member

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    Let it run and see what happens
     
  6. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Are you dual-booting or have multiple hard drivers?

    And the official RC?
     
  7. Shigemichi

    Shigemichi New Member

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    Did you set your BIOS to boot to your boot media drive first; such as DVD-rom, or USB or LAN before local harddrive?
    Your media may not be not bootable therefore neither it nor the new harddrive has a BOOTMGR record.

    Side note: you can re-create the BOOTMGR using the Windows Recovery tools bootrec /rebuildbcd, however, since there's no Windows OS on the hdd to begin with, there's nothing to repair. Using a free tool like PartedMagic4.4 will also create a boot partition for you, but it still require you Win7 media to be bootable.

    Check your boot media and whether your iso copy is a bootable copy.
     
  8. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Try burning another ISO using Imgburn The Official ImgBurn Website at 1x speed and make sure you burn it to a good quality name-brans DVD.
     

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