TFGHT is Missing

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  1. whoryder

    whoryder MDL Novice

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    #1 whoryder, Apr 21, 2010
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    I just used Slic and on a newly installed Windows 7 Ult. and now i'm getting a TFGHT is missing.... when booting up.

    This is a Dell Vostro 1220, 300GB HD, 4gig RAM...

    I ran the Windows 7 Fix Boot and i got No Problems Were Detected. But still get this error. Anyway around this? I cannot get into Safe mode...

    But i can get the machine to boot off the USB thumb drive (Windows 7) ideas?
     
  2. urie

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  3. whoryder

    whoryder MDL Novice

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    So you suggest i reinstall and use the Activation Mode: Bootloader (Zsmin) Bootloader: Normal: Option: Default?

    thanks... i backed up all my stuff so formatting wont be an issue.
     
  4. urie

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    I have never used loader so i don't actually know which one you are referring to i would though suggest only one's developed on this forum i,e Daz's for example.
     
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    I think it would be worth the time and effort to look into a BIOS mod for that system.
     
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  7. MasterDisaster

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    #7 MasterDisaster, Apr 22, 2010
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    Read the repositry 6.H Repair Startup Issues.

    If repair automatically does not work you need to run the following commands
    Code:
    Bootrec.exe /FixMbr
    Bootrec.exe /FixBoot
    Bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd
     
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  8. zpa43d

    zpa43d MDL Novice

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    My machine is now locked in a loop - all it will do on restart is display the error msg "TFGHT is missing".
    I downloaded a clean version of the W7LXE loader (an exe file and a language pack folder) but how do I execute the W7LXE file with no OS running and a machine that will not boot?
     
  9. timesurfer

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    Didn't see if you used info MasterDisaster gave you? Please respond
     
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  10. zpa43d

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    #10 zpa43d, Sep 6, 2010
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    I've only just managed to get a cmd window open by rebooting from the Win7 AIO disc and opting to do a repair.

    Is the problem to do with the partitions and the location of the installed OS?

    The machine I have is a Thinkpad so it has a recovery partition. It was wiped when I had it.

    Win7 Ult. was installed onto E:\ - that is where I see the Program Files, Users and Windows folders.

    You suggest I run the BootRec commands from e:?

    Maybe I should re-install and try and get rid of the other partition.
     
  11. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    I think when your in winRE or win PE you are always in the local disk/active partition so just get to recovery console cmd prompt and do those cmds then reboot and see if your bootrec is rebuilt?
     
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  12. zpa43d

    zpa43d MDL Novice

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    /FixMbr and FixBoot both run successfully but the last one /RebuildBcd reports the following:-

    Scanning all discs for Windows installations.
    Please wait, since this may take a while...
    Successfully scanned Windows installations.
    Total identified Windows installations: 1
    [1] E:\Windows
    Add installation to boot list? Yes(Y)/No(N)/All(A):

    I reply Y (or A) and get the response:-
    The requested system device cannot be found.

    Rebooting I now get a Windows Boot manager screen..
    1) Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer
    2) Choose your language settings..
    3) Click "Repair your computer"

    File: \Boot\BCD
    Status 0x000000f
    Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

    I put the AIO disc back in and hit enter to continue.. after reboot I opted to Repair and the machine rebooted and came back up with Windows 7 running.. so looks very promising but experience teaches me not to be too hasty. Anyway I'm tired and it's late - thanks very much for the support.
     
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    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    Did you say that you were not able to boot into repair mode with your install disk?
     
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  14. zpa43d

    zpa43d MDL Novice

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    Sorry if there's any misunderstanding - I can use the AIO disc to boot and I can opt to Repair.

    Any idea if there would any problems if I want to install a licensed copy - would a repair from a genuine installation disc work or would I have to completely un-install then reinstall?
     
  15. All4you

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    #15 All4you, Dec 6, 2010
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    1. Start Recovery Console
    2. enter: bootsect /NT60 SYS
    3. restart