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By hgoldburg ·
I have a Hp laptop that I had Vista on first...then created a new Partition and installed 7 on new partition...dual boot system....I deleted the Vista partition....now system will not boot...I have tried the repair my system option in the Win7 install disk....using the command prompt option...I ran the commands in the bellow instructions... when I try to add the Win7 drive to the BCD it tells me drive is corrupt............Can someone help me get this computer to boot?Do I have to reinstall...Its strange also because Windows UBCD will not load it keeps hanging up.


If the previous method does not resolve the problem, you can rebuild the BCD store by using the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment. To do this, follow these steps:

- Get your Vista installation DVD and pop it into your drive.
- Then restart your computer.
- Press a key when you are prompted.
- Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next
- Click Repair your computer
- Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next
- In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt
- Type bootrec /rebuildbcd and then press ENTER

? If Bootrec runs successfully, it will present you with the installation path of a Windows directory. To add the entry to the BCD store, type Yes . A confirmation message appears that indicates the entry was added successfully.

? If Bootrec cannot locate any missing Windows installations, you must remove the BCD store, and then you must re-create it. To do this, type the following commands in the order shown below: (Remember to press ENTER after each command)

bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup

ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old

bootrec /rebuildbcd

- Restart the computer.

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So, did you just answer your own question, or what?

by seanferd In reply to Missing Bootmgr

You deleted the boot partition. Guess what happens when you do that?

Better answer: Reinstall 7 in the proper partition.

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