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Old 10-09-2011, 01:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My harddrive recently bit the dust. My bios wasn't recognizing it at all so I assume there was no way to save it. so I was able to get another hard drive and insert it into my laptop. I am aware it did not come from the same brand of laptop. However my BIOS is recognizing the harddrive so that's something that my old hard drive didn have. When I boot up, if I boot up from hard drive first I get a message that says "Bootmgr is missing" if I boot from my reinstallation CD I get error code 0x80070017 while the computer is trying to extract files. Any help getting my computer running would be great.
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Sounds like your DVD or DVD drive is bad. Try blowing a can of air into the DVD drive, when open.
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Thanks for the info but I got it running. I just had to take the disc and create a bootable USB drive and launch it that way and it worked. Thanks though
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Yeah, that works, too. :P
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