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Bootmgr issue; Win 7 not booting

By monkeychef23
Jul 4, 2012
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  1. Hi everyone,

    Sadly I have run into a bootmgr issue. I was playing around with Ubuntu on a USB stick earlier, and when I came back to turn on the computer, Windows was not able to boot due to a bootmgr issue. Along with that, when I attempt to use bootrec to either fix the bootmgr or even identify any windows installations, it comes back saying I have no windows installations on the computer, when I actually do.

    Also, when I attempt to use chkdsk, it says that I do not have write permissions. I don't know if that helps anyone or not.

    I would really appreciate any help that I can get. Thank you so much.

    Edit: Some more information about the issue.
    This is an HP Pavilion DV6T Quad Edition. The Hard drive setup (which I believe is the problem) is a 1tb HD with a 32gb mssd, which is used for Intel RST, which drastically improves boot times and basically speeds of the computer significantly. I believe that what ever RAID array that these two drives are in is making it impossible for my recovery CD to recognize that there is a hard drive with a Windows 7 Installation on it.
     
  2. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Booster Posts: 247   +27

    I would suggest trying EasyBCD, it's a free download, is simple to use to sort boot options out.
     
  3. monkeychef23

    monkeychef23 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 74

    I don't have the ability to boot into windows...is there some way I can run this program from a usb?
     
  4. monkeychef23

    monkeychef23 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 74

    Alright, I booted into a lightweight linux OS (Parted Magic), and I was able to format the 32gb mssd. Upon reboot, Intel RST came up and allowed me to enable both drives seperately, but not in a cache system. Upon reboot, I was greeted with HP's solutions. I still couldn't rebuilt/fix the Windows boot manager, so I just did a fresh install. Everything works again, and it did a minimal install with no bloatware.
     

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