The missing boot manager

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Chris - Mar 20, 2012 at 10:42 AM
 Chris - Mar 21, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Hello,
I have tried everything I have read here so far about fixing the missing boot manager. Can anyone please let me know of as many ideas as possible...was told I needed a new hard drive so I went and bought one last night....and it won't let me restore to factory settings because of this stupid missing boot manager ...thx



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Mar 21, 2012 at 01:52 AM
If you put in a new hard drive then there is no boot manager on the drive (it's EMPTY). So am I missing something here?

Do you have a CD with Windows on it? Or are you using some other method to restore the PC?
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The only thing i have is the system recovery disk...I'm not too computer smart so I'm not sure what all is necessary in gettin it up and runnin. I ended up taking it to a shop in town and he said that the system recovery disk should have worked so he is "formatting" the new hard drive first...if he cant figure it out then I can still try any ideas given. I am finally using my gi bill and starting school in 3 weeks so I am really trying to get it fixed
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Mar 21, 2012 at 11:51 AM
The repair shop should have an OEM version of Windows. Using that and the COA serial number label on the computer they should be able to re-install Windows on the new hard dusk. Laptops often need additional driver software that has to be downloaded from the manufacturer's web site.

Good Luck with the computer and school
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Thx man...he's got me worried cause he was supposed to call me today but I guess he is still open for another 45 min.
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