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Windows re-install gone wrong; can't boot from Hard drive - Help please

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Basils57, Dec 21, 2011.

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  1. Basils57

    Basils57 Thread Starter

    Feb 16, 2005
    I installed a new HD and cloned my old drive onto it. MS then kept reporting that the windows installation was not genuine, but that is another story on another thread, and is given here only to provide a 'background'.

    I have therefore been trying to do a clean re-install windows 7 Home premium upgrade including reformat.
    When the installation got to about 21% through, it terminated, and produced the message saying that the installation had been cancelled 'Windows cannot find the required files, they may be wrong or missing. Restart the installation. Error Code 0x0070017'.

    Upon restarting it was in the boot process when the message came 'BOOTMGR is missing' Press Ctrl, Alt plus Delete to restart.

    Then, whatever I do I am getting the same message. The computer will not boot from the CD ROM drive - not even a start up disk.

    Does the HD need reformatting (and how do I do that), or what please?
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