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Windows Boot Manager Woes

By viktore
Nov 6, 2009
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  1. Hey all, im running an Acer 8930g laptop, well not really. I recently decided to reformat my laptop to manufacturer's default, used the alt+f10 to start the recovery and proceeded to the wipe. Thats when things get weird...

    After installing windows my laptop started randomly shutting off for no reason, and when i decided to go to recovery alt+f10 wasnt working.

    Now every time I boot up i get:

    Windows Boot Manager

    Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

    1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
    2. Choose your language settings, and then click "next"
    3. Click "repair your computer"

    If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

    File: \Boot\BCD

    Status: 0xc0000098

    Info: The windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS entry



    after trying the vista repair cd many times always coming to this screen ive decided to look for help.
    Ive also noticed that i have 4 partitions with 1 having 0gb used or free, no idea why its there.

    any help would be appreciated!
    thanks
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