I tried formatting my hardrive using a manufactors recovery disc but now I get to the screen after the bios options and it displays "BOOTMGR Missing". Ive tried using a windows xp disc to format but this reads "Setup did not find any hard drives installed in your computer. Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected".
Its a Gateway Laptop MX6921B, approx two years old. The CPU is a 1.8GHz Intel. I have gone into the BIOS settings and it does state there is a hardrive on the boot tab. I tried formatting the hardrive because it was infected with quite a few trojans.
If you have set it somehow to format, and its Sata drives the Drive will not be seen without drivers are loaded for the drive. A Restore disc is just that. To put it back to when you bought the comp state. It not a full operating system disc. Plus Format cannot be done in windows on a OS partition thats running
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