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amw_drizz

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Okay First off, I am using Windows 7 Ultimate RTM. Anyways, I have an interesting issue since I clean installed from RC1 to RTM. The issue is that when booting the system without the Win7 RTM disk in the drive it fails to load with a missing bootmgr file. As soon as the disk is in the drive, and reboot or startup, it will load fine and I am back to work.

So Disk in drive it boots, no disk in drive no boot.

I have tried the windows 7 repair utility and it hasn't fixed the issue yet. On a second hard drive I have some old windows 2003 boot records(and setting that drive to default it tries to load win2003)
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Neil Jones

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I presume by clean install you ripped all the partitions out (including the "System Reserved" one)?
Sounds like you've just deleted the main partition and installed 7 to that, so the boot manager is looking for something that now doesn't exist.
This doesn't explain why you need the disk though.
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Its on my main system in my specs, No system reserved or anything. Like I said the RC version of windows 7 was loading fine, no cd or anything. Clean installed RTM and bam need my install disk to boot now. I still don't get why it requires it.
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