Here's what happened:
I had been running Windows 7 with "maximum number of partitions" in Windows. Checked with disk manager.
I converted disk to dynamic disk and created a partition.
I run a bootable pendrive (DVD is not supported) and start installing Windows 7. During setup it shows Windows can't be installed on this partition so I start formatting partition from there. I removed all partitions, even system and recovery. This was apparently a big mistake.
Now when I try to start BOOTMGR is not found.
I tried installing again, but it showed error in loading
system32/winload.exeand asked to insert my installation media, unfortunately DVD is not supported.
I tried network boot using Serva but during setup I don't see any drives it asks to load driver. And there is no repair your computer option in during setup.
- I downloaded SATA drivers but no success even when I load drivers during installation.
- I don't know how to bring back Repair Your Computer option.
Linux can't touch the dynamic disk, I heard
Windows 7 live cd gave me the last hope, but it failed two times and it takes like 6 hours to setup. It fails by restarting and asking start Windows normally screen? I start it, then comes setup is loading services, then it says installation error reinstall. maybe something can be done here
Is there any small live CD options, Microsoft-Dos or XP or Windows 7 with diskpart functionality?
Any way bring back repair your computer when doing a network boot?
Any way to completely format hard disk so I can have a basic disk in which Windows can be installed over network boot or a bootable flash drive?
I am just a student who only knew how to install Windows using setup, so believe me I have tried everything I can think off, every site I can visit and now only you guys can me.
Last option for me is to take harddisk out and put it in my pc and do a format, don't know how to do that, though.
PS. I have another acer laptop and a desktop pc both with Windows 10. PPS. I can't download more than 500 MB unless extremely necessary.
- Sony Vaio PCG-61113P
- Intel core 2 duo inside
- Came with Windows 7
Any help will be greatly appreciated.