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Yup, I was watching a movie in HD and then everything froze, I pushed the reset button on my case, and after POST I get this error message on my screen saying "Error loading operating system".

Funny thing is, though, I managed to boot inside this way: During POST, I pushed F8, chose the OS drive, then F8 again on Windows boot options and got in, but when I try to boot normally, it just won't happen.

Right now I'm trying to use the OS installation disk to fix it, but so far no luck (it doesn't finds the OS partition even though the drive seems to work fine). In fact, it just finished and it didn't work at all.

And one of my fans is making noises now! (fixed)

I should have NOT done what I did 2 days ago... Sigh I so deserve this. Oh karma! I should have NOT said that those pics of that girl had the EXIF data in 4chan XD.

Help?

I have a workaround to get into the OS so shoot anything you got.
Edited by Icekilla - 6/19/11 at 9:22am
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Sounds like your MBR got corrupted.

Try this:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ot-record.html
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Been there, tried that, won't work.

I'm stuck at step 3, my OS is not listed.

When I click on "load drivers", I can see my OS partition there, what can I do from here?
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Having no way to know exactly what's wrong, I can only recommend trying a startup repair, a windows repair, and a pass of SFC.

One simple thing may be to unplug all drives but the boot drive and make sure you're set to IDE in BIOS, and see what happens.

Otherwise:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ate-times.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...r-install.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-checker.html
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I have some bad luck myself....

I cannot access the operating system anymore as I said I could, it now displays a "bootmgr is missing" message.

Am I gonna have to make a clean install?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Icekilla View Post
I have some bad luck myself....

I cannot access the operating system anymore as I said I could, it now displays a "bootmgr is missing" message.

Am I gonna have to make a clean install?
Perhaps, if none of the above works.

If you have a little free room on the drive, you could always make a boot disk somewhere else, make a new partition, install Windows to that one, recover your files, then start fresh.
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I do have free space, but it's already partitioned so, if you know how to make that small partition from the 300GB I have available, I'm all ears
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http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

Resize the existing partition to free up some of the free space for a new partition. Format that new, unallocated space. Install Windows to it.
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Ok, I'm working on it as we speak.

So, once I install windows 7 on that partition, I'm gonna back everything up and reinstall somewhere else lol. Sad, but hey, I was already planning to do a fresh install lol.

EDIT: Is partitioning with Gparted supossed to take forever?

EDIT 2: Ok windows 7 is finally installed, my idea was to back up all of my files into my 80GB drive, but, I'm having two problems:

1.- I can't access the folder on Windows, it says I don't have access to it, and it ask me if I want to continue, I click on yes, and it takes forever to get into, just to not do anything at all. (fixed)

2.- The 80GB drive is encrypted with TrueCrypt, and, it should show up on System as a disk with no storage or something, but it's not there... God I hate my life... What do I do?
Edited by Icekilla - 6/19/11 at 10:10am
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Did TrueCrypt mess up my 80GB drive?
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