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  1. gorper99

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    Blue screen and missing boot manager.Could do a restore to factory settings but will lose files.Will a restoration CD from Amazon work?Did not make a CD when I first purchased it.
     
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    If a laptop or ready-built desktop PC what make and full model is it ?
    If a custom built PC what are the components, especially the motherboard ?

    Post a link to that CD on Amazon please, so we can check if it could work for you or not.
     
  3. gorper99

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    HP Deskktop.Pavillion p6716f.b.I have the 3 CD's to restore.But I will lose my files.Can only do a factory reset.
     
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    The 3 CDs were from Amazon ? You could backup your files onto a Usb stick.
     
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    How can I put my files on a stick when nothing loads(missing boot manager)Only get a black screen.
     
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    If you can borrow a Win 7 DVD - the same edition as installed, Home, Professional, 64/32 bit.
    https://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-repair-windows-7-system-installation-disc.htm
    Once you have started the pc from the DVD - as shown in the link above, you want to scroll down to Command Prompt.
    At the Command Prompt window
    Type the following, one at a time - then press Enter on the keyboard.

    BOOTREC /FIXMBR
    Press Enter.
    BOOTREC /FIXBOOT
    Press Enter.
    BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD
    Press Enter.
    Note space before /

    Remove the DVD and restart the pc
     
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    I have 3 CD's that were created on day 1.Tried disc #1 and it goes to screen that says will lose files and restore to factory settings.It shows 2 other repair options but they are real light so will not work.Will try again in the morning.Hopefully I can get to command prompt?
     
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    To try fixing the master boot record - fixboot - rebuildbcd
    You will have to use an original Win 7 install DVD
     
  9. gorper99

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    Do not recall one coming with it.Will have to maybe buy one or borrow one.Probably better off forgetting my files and restore to original.
     
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    Do you have a access to another computer? If so, take out the hard drive, attach it to another computer AFTER that computer has booted.
    You can then see your files and copy them to a USB stick, a portable hard drive or the desktop of the other computer.
     
  12. gorper99

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    I did find the advanced boot options such as safe boot with cmd prompt.Looks like I will have to find a win7 cd..
     
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    A few different ways;
    1 Pull the drive and connect it to a working system. Copy whatever you want
    2 Boot the system with a linux live usb; again copy whatever you want

    In any case, IF this data is important to you, you make multiple backups. ALL drives fail; it is only a question of when your drive will fail. Data you do not backup is data you do not care about.
     
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    Finally found a CD.Got to command prompt and typed in as suggested and nothing happened.Any more ideas.
     
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