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by: Am-Way-WYD May 6, 2013 3:12 PM PDT

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laptop had virus, format, bootmngr gone

by Am-Way-WYD - 5/6/13 3:12 PM

So my bro's laptop had some virus so I decided to format it and do a clean install with XP (because this is all I had access to at the time) and it worked fine. Then I found out that certain pieces of hardware on the Ideapad N585 aren't compatible with XP. So I then decide to get a copy of Windows 7 since I look at the bottom of his laptop and found an activation key. So I go about the usual routine of booting from cd and i get to the part where it is expanding the files and it stays at 0 and pops up error code 0x80070017. So I reset and it says BOOTMNGR.exe cannot be found press Ctrl+Alt+Del. And this is where I am stuck. I have tried a ridiculous amount of things to fix this. I've tried different bios settings, going through command prompt, and using the win 7 repair setting. The hard drive itself shows up as having nothing on it as in free space. So please I am asking for someone to help me, I am so lost because I have never had a problem like this

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