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Can't boot windows install disk off HP laptop

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hey guys,
A friend and myself just reformated his laptop's hard drive and tried to reinstall Windows 7 on it.
So we have a blank HDD, the thing is that it keeps coming up with "boot mgr is missing", I've tried looking on google but couldn't find anything that would help me. Being a laptop it doesnt have many options in the bios either.

Does anyone know of a fix for this issue?

Thanks in advance

Jtchal
post #2 of 8
You need to go in the BIOS and change the boot options. You want the CD drive the FIRST boot device then the HDD as the SECOND device.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by *ka24e* View Post
You need to go in the BIOS and change the boot options. You want the CD drive the FIRST boot device then the HDD as the SECOND device.
Have done that, Prior to booting I enter the "limited" bios and select my boot source which is the DVD drive in that case...
post #4 of 8
Is it the retail disk, or "another" version? Possible disk error, does it work (Auto run) on another computer?

Also, you can select which device to boot (Not in the bios) at start up. On mine If I press F2 I can select to boot HDD1/2, CD/DVD drive, USB etc.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
It's "another" version like you said, but has been used and worked fine on another computer in the house. I've also tried to boot my retail Vista 64-bit disk, but shows up with the same message...
post #6 of 8
I know you probably already checked this, but is the CD/DVD rom enabled in the bios? Whats the Model?
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Well that was random... Instead of waiting when it said "press any key to reboot" we pressed Enter and worked.
Problem solved, thanks for your time *ka24e* +rep
post #8 of 8
Oh cool. Glad you got it worked out.
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