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bootmgr missing when booting from xp installation cd

Question: bootmgr missing when booting from xp installation cd

I formatted my hard drive and when i try to boot from my xp installation disk it comes to a screen that says bootmgr missing. What can be done?

And i'm very sure that i had already change the bios set up for the first boot is CD\DVD, but the problem is keep coming, can someone help me?

My computer is Compaq Presario CQ40, a very old computer O_Q

Thank you very much.

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Answer: bootmgr missing when booting from xp installation cd

Hi and welcome to TSF go back into the bios and check the cd\dvd drive and if need be set it as first boot device again then save and exit using F10

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I formatted my hard drive and when i try to boot from my xp installation disk it comes to a screen that says bootmgr missing. What can be done?

Answer:bootmgr missing when booting from xp installation cd

It means your computer is still trying to boot from the hard drive, not from the CD.
You need to go into the BIOS Setup, set the CD-ROM drive as the first boot device, then press F10 to "Save and exit".

When booting from a Windows installation CD you should get a prompt to "Press any key to boot from CD". If that prompt doesn't appear it means your PC is not booting from the CD.

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Hello, I'm in need of some computer help. To take it all from the top: I recently bought a new harddrive, which I installed Win7 on. My old WinXP was installed on another harddrive, which was split into 2 partitions. After installing Win7 and copying all I wanted from the old XP partition, I tried deleting it, without luck. I couldn't format it either, or shrink it below the amount of space already taken by the files there, not even in safe mode or with Diskpart. Thus I booted from my Win7 cd, opened the console, ran Diskpart to format the old XP volume, which I managed to do that way. However, after doing so, I've found out that for some reason, that drive also contained my Master Boot Record, so now I'm getting the following error when my computer tries to start:BOOTMGR is missingPress Ctrl+Alt+Del to restartThese are the things I've tried so far: Booting from my Win7 disk, but it can't see my install, so it can't repair it. Used bootrec /fixmbr, and although it said it was successful, it didn't help me with my problem. Tried running bootsect from the install disk. Unplugged the other harddrives, which just gave me the error "no system or system disk found".I've tried bootrec /rebuildbcd, but when I pressed "y", it just told me "element not found"I can easily go onto the Win7 drive through the console and everything is there, so it hasn't deleted neither the drive, nor the files on it, just the Master Boot Record. I really don't want to reinstall, since I have several days ... Read more

Answer:BOOTMGR is missing error booting Windows 7

Please read the following MS KB article carefully. It may contain clues as to successfully recovering your Win 7 installation. Use Method 8 in the article and go as far as step 6. Now skip step 7 and continue with the remaining steps to repair your Win 7 installation. In step 11, you should choose to upgrade your previous installation if your Win 7 media is a retail copy.Please note I am not absolutely sure this will work. Use the information at your own risk.Hope this helps.Regardshttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/927...SuatCINI

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I've made a dumb mistake and now I'm trying to fix it, and I'm wondering what the best way is. I had Windows Vista installed on my C:, and I made another small partition with Windows 7 Beta on it (D. I needed to format, and with the Windows 7 RC out, I wanted to install that on my C: as my primary OS rather than reinstalling Vista. What I did though was go into Dell's startup options, open the command line, and Format C: on the command line. My thinking was that I could still boot to the D: partition (with the W7 beta on it), and through that install the W7 RC onto the blank C:. Now on startup all I get is "Bootmgr is missing" -- any solutions for this?
 

Answer:Bootmgr Missing - W7 Installation

go ahead and install rc on your c drive as you were planning
and this may fix your mbr for the other partition to boot if it doesnt then put the matching dvd for the os and choose upgrade. this will do a repair
Its not like on xp where half your programs dont work afterwards,
 

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I just built my own system, checked the BIOS everything as it should be and started loading Vista got about 60% through expanding files then came up with an error message and had to restart it, now it doesnt get as far as booting or installing and just comes up with BOOTMGR is missing press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to restart. Is my motherboard duffed or is it because Vista partly installed or is something else. What should I do?
 

Answer:Vista Installation-BOOTMGR is missing

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I just bought Windows 7 and put the disk in my computer. I proceeded to preform a custom install. Everything was going great until about 45 minutes into the setup, an error popped up and said that i needed to restart the setup and the computer. So i restarted the computer and once it booted back up the error came up and said "BOOTMGR is missing" Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. So i restarted the computer just to get the same message again. I managed to start the Windows 7 install cd again, but this time, when i would have to select a hard drive, there were none to pick from, so the Windows disk is not recognizing the hard drive, although the BIOS of the computer notices that it is connected. So i ran the startup repair and another error came up saying multiple things. So at the point i have no idea what to do. I am stuck with a PC with an OS.
 

Answer:BOOTMGR is missing (Windows 7 Installation)

Does the BIOS have an diagnostics that can be run on the hard drive? If so, I'd next use them. If not see if the hard drive manufacturer has diagnostics that you can use.
 

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I have a new system no operating system, blank HDD etc. I downloaded Windows Developer Preview 64 bit, burned it with FreeISOBurner onto a DVD+RW. During the installation process it got as far as expanding the files, when the installation stopped with a message saying that it could not find some files. It then went on to say that it would remove the application. Now when I turn on the computer all I get is the message that the BOOTMGR is missing. I have reset the CMOS, loaded the Optimtzed Defaults for the motherboard and I still get the same message. I need help.

Answer:Bootmgr is missing after incomplete installation

I have reset the CMOS, loaded the Optimtzed Defaults for the motherboard and I still get the same message.



BOOTMGR is part of the OS.

Try to burn the image to a DVD-R, 'cuz sometimes DVD+RWs have this problem.

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Hi, as the title suggests I have the problem "BOOTMGR is missing", below comes a long explanation of everything I've done so that it might be easier to find the problem, but if you scroll down I also did a short summary that might suffice. Also worth mentioning that I am no computer genious, mediocre computing skills..

I recently bought a new HDD, and decided that I wanted to move my OS onto it, since it is much faster then the old one. So I did a windows easy transfer, re-installed windows 7 Ultimate 64 (the same OS as I had on the old HDD) - and started up, completed the easy transfer and everything was great, everything was working.

Now I am a kind of perfectionist so I wanted to clear out my old HDD (the one I had my old OS on), and so I tried to format it. I got a message that windows could not format the selected hard drive.

Now I probably should have listened to this and let it be, but I didn't. I downloaded a program called "killdisk" or something, and did a forced format on the old HDD, which seemed to work. I went on with my business and shut down my computer when I went to bed.

The next morning I am greeted by the message:
"BOOTMGR IS MISSING - press CTRL + ALT + DEL to restart"
upon startup, and so I tried to restart - same thing.
I fetched my windows 7 installation CD and tried to run the repair utility, but to no avail. I did it several times and each time it only took about 4 seconds and then it asked for a restart,... Read more

Answer:BOOTMGR is missing after windows 7 installation

First, unplug all HDD except the one with the Windows 7
then go back to the istallation cd and run cmd- run the following: "fixboot"
if that does not work then try "bootrec /fixboot"

post back with results

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Hello.I have an HP Pavilion dv6000 and run Windows Visa Home Edition.I wanted to restore my laptop to its factory settings but the Recovery Manager wouldn't work. When I clicked on it it would just restart the computer without anything else happening. I then right clicked on the computer >manage> disk manager and made the recovery partition active. When I rebooted the computer it began showing:Bootmgr is missingPress Ctrl+Alt+DeleteWhich of course leads back to the same message after te computer reboots. I can't access F8 key. Only F10 (Bios) works. I don't have a recovery or installation CD as it didn't come with the laptop when I purchased it.Is there anyway I can change the active partition back to the C drive, this disabling the recovery partition? I read that it was possible to access disk manager from cmd prompt window, but I don't know how to access it since the F8 key won't work (makes just a bipping noise when pressed)?I am also out of the country so can't mail my laptop to HP to have it fixed. Any ideas?Thanks for any suggestions.











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Answer:Bootmgr is missing : no installation or recovery disk!

 Scroll down on the page and get> Bootable CD ISO and> ImgBurn to burn the iso image to cd-a guide on using ImgBurn to write an ISO to a disc is Here. Once created, boot from it and use to change active partition. 

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Hey if anyone can help me out with this it would be hugely appreciated.

Basically i put a new hard drive into my laptop and tried to install windows 7.
It keeps saying bootmgr is missing, press ctrl + alt + del to restart.

The OEM windows 7 disk is inside my cd-rom drive and i went to the bios and put the cd/dvd as first, and the hdd as second, pressed f10 (save and exit.) and still no luck.

Answer:BOOTMGR is missing?? new hard drive installation

Make and model number of computer please?

Does it provide the chance to press a Fn key (usually F12) at boot to get to the Boot menu? If so use that then select the DVD drive.

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So I've screwed something up, I recently installed a new HDD and noticed in Computer Management that my OS drive wasn't marked as active, one of my storage ones was.. so I marked C as active, now the computer won't boot.

I'm getting the BootMGR is Missing message, I tried repairing with Windows 7 CD.. it popped up and told me there's a problem with booting and should I restart to fix it, I said yes, it restarts, same error.

Now when I use the CD, and even made a recovery DVD with another Windows 7 machine to make sure... it says the system recovery options aren't compatible with my version, which it now refers to as "Windows 7 Ultimate (Recovered)"

I tried doing the /fixmbr commands and such after finally being able to get into command prompt, but when I tell it to rebuildbcd it detects 0 installations of Windows...

Answer:BootMGR Missing, Win7 Refuses to see installation

Many Win 7 installations have a 100MB partition before the Windows partition and, where it exists, that is the partition that has to have the Active flag. You need to open Disk Management in order to see the partition as it has no drive letter and doesn't appear in Computer. Right click the partition in Disk Management to set as Active.

EDIT - ignore that, you can't do it that way if you can't boot. However you could use the Minitool Partition Wizard boot disk to check what partitions exist and, if the 100MB partition does exist, use the Explore feature to check for bootmgr, the file that kick starts Windows. If found then set the partition Active.

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.

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Hi,

I just put together a brand new haswell gaming rig and installed windows 7.
Long story short, I copied the contents of my windows 7 installation disc into an internal SATA drive (1600BEVT-22ZCT0) and installed windows onto another internal SATA drive (ST3160215AS).
My problem is that in order to access the windows installation in ST3160215AS I have to boot into 1600BEVT-22ZCT0 and then select Windows 7.
If I boot directly into ST3160215AS then I get the error message "BOOTMGR is missing".
How can I fix this and boot directly into the drive windows is installed in (ST3160215AS)?

I've tried the commands bootrec /rebuildbcd, bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot but they keep using the MBR stored in 1600BEVT-22ZCT0 without ever creating an MBR on the ST3160215AS drive.
I don't have an optical drive on the rig and the only way I can transfer information to and from the rig is by removing the 1600BEVT-22ZCT0 internal drive and connecting it to my laptop.

Sorry for the long post.
Thanks in advance for helping

Answer:Error message "BOOTMGR is missing" when booting directly into drive

As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

For UEFI USB Pen Drive.
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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I had XP and Vista dual booting on one hard drive...I formatted the XP partition and merged the free space with Vista....when I rebooted I got the "BOOTMGR is missing" error...I then booted with the Vista DVD and selected to repair but it says it can't find anything wrong and tells me to reboot...is there anything I can do?
 

Answer:Was dual booting XP and Vista - uninstalled XP and now "bootmgr is missing"

Reload if repair wont work. When you Formatted the XP partition you removed the Vista boot mgr.
 

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Hi,

I just put together a brand new haswell gaming rig and installed windows 7.
Long story short, I copied the contents of my windows 7 installation disc into an internal SATA drive (1600BEVT-22ZCT0) and installed windows onto another internal SATA drive (ST3160215AS).
My problem is that in order to access the windows installation in ST3160215AS I have to boot into 1600BEVT-22ZCT0 and then select Windows 7.
If I boot directly into ST3160215AS then I get the error message "BOOTMGR is missing".
How can I fix this and boot directly into the drive windows is installed in (ST3160215AS)?

I've tried the commands bootrec /rebuildbcd, bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot but they keep using the MBR stored in 1600BEVT-22ZCT0 without ever creating an MBR on the ST3160215AS drive.
I don't have an optical drive on the rig and the only way I can transfer information to and from the rig is by removing the 1600BEVT-22ZCT0 internal drive and connecting it to my laptop.

Sorry for the long post,
Thanks in advance for helping.

Answer:[SOLVED] Error message "BOOTMGR is missing" ONLY when booting directly into drive

Hi do you have a usb drive then you could try this 4 Ways to Create a Bootable Windows 7 or Vista USB Drive

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Hello, I'm getting the problem on my laptop with the "bootmgr is missing" i'm trying to do a clean install of vista on my dell laptop, but my installation disc isn't loading. It looks like it is loading the disc but is stops on a black screen with just the mouse pointer and nothing else. it failed an installation before and had shown an error when it restarted, and now the "bootmgr is missing" error is there and booting from a cd/dvd is not loading my disc to repair or install a new install. has anybody got and clue how to fix this??? thank you

Answer:"bootmgr is missing" and vista installation disc isn't loading.

Have you tried another installation disc to check if it's the disc at fault, or the disc in another PC to see if it loads? If the disc loads on another PC, then if could mean your CD/DVD rom is bad, if the CD does not load, it could mean the disc itself is at fault. Is this disc bought separately or came with the laptop?

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Hiya,

Firstly I should say that I am primarily a mac user, and it is not my laptop I am posting about. Although I am reasonably knowledgable about Windows, I haven't used it since XP, about four years ago, and so am pretty rusty.

Basically, my girlfriends computer randomly turned off about a week ago, she assumed it was a dead battery, plugged it in, and then when it turned back on it wouldn't boot displaying error message: missing operating system.

As it is a Dell laptop it didn't come with any installation discs, and I totally forgot to even make a repair disc when we got the laptop. I managed to get hold of a Windows 7 Installation Disc and license key for Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit through my university. I think the laptop was previously running Windows 7 Home Premium, but that's all I know, and I'm not entirely sure of that fact.

Anyway, burnt the .iso to disc and have tried to boot several times from DVD Drive. The laptop loads the files from the DVD fine, and gets as far as the "Starting Windows" screen, where it seems to get stuck for a few minutes, until it becomes a black screen with just a cursor (the cursor still moves). This also happens with an 64 bit repair DVD I also managed to get hold of.

Any ideas on what I should or can do next?

Thanks

Answer:Missing Operating System - Booting from installation disc doesn't work

Welcome To Windows Seven Forums.

Please have a look at this excellent tutorial.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I compressed my entire C drive. When I rebooted I got the error "Bootmgr is compressed"

I don't have a optical drive, so I made a bootable USB drive using YUMI 0.2.3 and added the windows 7 recovery ISO. The USB drive boots and I can enter the recovery console, etc.

It couldn't auto-repair the problem so I tried enterinng the following in the command prompt code:

c:
expand bootmgr temp
attrib bootmgr –s –r –h
del bootmgr
ren temp bootmgr
attrib bootmgr –a +s +h +r
I guess "ren" didn't work or something, because now the error is "Bootmgr is MISSING".

Still, the recovery disk cannot auto-repair.

i tried entering the following in the command prompt (from bootable USB):
bootrec /fixboot

It said the operation has completed successfully. I took the USB drive out and rebooted. bootmgr is still missing.

I also tried:
bootrec /rebuildbcd

Total identified windows installations: 1
Add installation to boot list? yes<y>no<n>all<a>

I selected yes, it said "The requested system device cannot be found".
On that note, I am stuck. How can I restore bootmgr?

Answer:bootmgr missing error, became bootmgr MISSING.

try uncompact it in commad promt by typing compact /u /a c:\*.*

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I just got a computer for free, a Dell Studio 1555. When I got it, it would try to boot, then come to a screen that said that bootmgr.exe was missing. Sometimes I got a message that said something like mpio.sys was corrupted or missing. I have a Win 7 disk, so I put it in and tried to repair the installation. Each time I ran it, it said that the repair had failed. I tried to reinstall windows 7, and It made it to the first restart in the process. It showed the "Starting Windows" screen, but the colors of the windows logo never appeared, then I got the missing bootmgr screen. I decided to install Ubuntu and see if that worked, and it did (I installed it alongside the Windows installation). It was Ubuntu 10.04. I thought, "OK, so i'll just use this as a Linux machine"...and I decided to go back and reinstall so that I could use the entire hard drive. It never worked correctly again. Each subsequent time that I installed Ubuntu, I was told something along the lines of "Gnome Power Manager did not install correctly" and got a slow and choppy Ubuntu installation. Tried to install 11.10, and it failed completely. I opened the Ubuntu live from my usb drive, and opened the disk utility. I now cannot format, reformat, partition, or delete partitions on the drive. Is all of this just a case of a hard drive on its last legs, or is there something else going on here?
Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Bootmgr.exe missing... mpio.sys missing or corrupted. Unable to boot

You should try and use the bootable Partition Wizard CD. It should show you something similar to the Windows Disk Management tool. If it works, you should be able to see all partitions, shrink them, deete them, extend them, format them etc.
Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

If you haven't already, also try running a Startup Repair using the following tutorial.
Startup Repair

If you can't format anything, your last shot may be using Darik's Boot And Nuke (DBAN). This can be put on a USB which when booted, completely wipes every hard drive recognised. So be sure to remove any other hard disk device or drive.
Darik's Boot And Nuke | Hard Drive Disk Wipe and Data Clearing

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Hi everyone,

Sadly I have run into a bootmgr issue. I was playing around with Ubuntu on a USB stick earlier, and when I came back to turn on the computer, Windows was not able to boot due to a bootmgr issue. Along with that, when I attempt to use bootrec to either fix the bootmgr or even identify any windows installations, it comes back saying I have no windows installations on the computer, when I actually do.

Also, when I attempt to use chkdsk, it says that I do not have write permissions. I don't know if that helps anyone or not.

I would really appreciate any help that I can get. Thank you so much.

Edit: Some more information about the issue.
This is an HP Pavilion DV6T Quad Edition. The Hard drive setup (which I believe is the problem) is a 1tb HD with a 32gb mssd, which is used for Intel RST, which drastically improves boot times and basically speeds of the computer significantly. I believe that what ever RAID array that these two drives are in is making it impossible for my recovery CD to recognize that there is a hard drive with a Windows 7 Installation on it.
 

Answer:Bootmgr issue; Win 7 not booting

I would suggest trying EasyBCD, it's a free download, is simple to use to sort boot options out.
 

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Hi

I am trying to boot my Vista Home Premium PC to the install disk so I can format and reinstall the OS.

When I git a key at the "hit any key to boot to DVD" prompt I get the following messages

"Bootmgr image is corrupt the system cannot boot", or I get "the file is possibly corrupt. The file header checksum does not match the computed checksum"
I have used this disk before, it is the correct install disk for this machine.

I also have a Casper 8 (backup program) boot disk and with that I get "CDBoot: Couldn't find Bootmgr"

Any idea what could be happening and how to fix it?

Thanks

Daniel

Answer:Bootmgr error when booting to DVD

If you believe that the disk is fine then your drive might have gone bad. Try the disk in another computer.

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hello
 i am using lenovo G580 laptop.. win 7.
when i start it "bootmgr is compressed .. press ctrl+alt+del "
i read solution on internet to solve this problem using a bootable windows cd. however when i insert a windows cd, my laptop is NOT showing any message like " press any key to boot from cd" .. i have change my booting priority to cd/dvd .. 
what can be the problem?
thanku..
 

Answer:bootmgr is compressed.. system not booting

can it be something wrong with MBR (master boot record) ??

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hi,
I have uefi enabled win 10 hp notebook.
I completed install of Ubuntu 16.04 and is also working fine with a small work around.

When the system boots up, I have to press F9 Key, to get into bootmgr screen. From there I can select UEFI Ubuntu and get into my Linux.

How to configure so that the Bootmgr screen is displayed during boot up process?

thanks,
harish pathangay

Answer:how to display windows bootmgr screen when booting

Hello and welcome to TenForums

Have a look through the following tutorial and see if you can adjust your settings to do what you want.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

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So, I posted here a few days ago to get help with a Bootmgr is missing error. I had also discovered that when I pop in the recovery disk, it cannot detect an OS despite Vista used to be on the comp. I found out the only way to fix it is to reinstall.windows Vista.


Today I obtained the Windows Vista installation disk, popped it into my PC and booted from the cd drive. It tried reading the cd before giving me another bootmgr is missing error. I really need help here, I have been unable to use my computer in weeks and am getting desperate for help.

Thanks

Answer:installation and bootmgr issues

Hello I hope this helps...

Bootmgr is missing

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My older 500gb hard drive failed on me so i bought a larger 1.5 tb hard drive and decided to also buy a windows 7 oem because it was time to upgrade from vista, and the new hard drive provided a good time to change OS's, i plugged in the hard drive into my motherboard turned on my computer, checked to make sure it reads my hard drive, which it did, and popped in the installation cd and began installing windows seven. i got to(what i think) was half way through when i got a blue screen telling me to restart because of some error. So i followed the suggestion and restarted only to be presented with the bootmgr is missing, press ctrl atl del to restart message. i don't know how this is happening since i don't have a completed version of windows seven installed. additionally i have tried popping in my older windows vista oem but it also gives me the same error as before. please help

Answer:bootmgr problem after an incomplete installation

Do you full format on your new HD?

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Question: Bootmgr missing

Hi there. I was running both xp and vista on seperate partitions when I decided I didn't need XP anymore. I formated the the partition with xp without knowing that the boot information for vista was stored on that partition, and before I noticed anything I installed opensuse on it. When I choose to start windows, there comes the message:

rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader (hd0,1)+1

BOOTMGR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

I have allready tried to run the repair tool that comes with the vista DVD without succes.

Answer:Bootmgr missing

Why don't you just install Vista on the first partition, formatting it as you go?
Then recover your files from the second partition which has vista already on it, I presume, before formatting it for whatever other os you want.
How can install Suse without noticing it?

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hi guys.

first of all. im beginner who trying to learn about computer.

my son(at korea now) build a computer about 1 month ago. everything was so fine

untill this msg came up "bootmgr is missing, press ctrl+alt+del"

my son told me to put a win7 install cd to drive, and reboot computer and press any key when computer ask me to press any thing.
but the problem starts from there, when monitor shows 'press any key to boot from cd' cant press any key. even i press it, nothing happend. just stay there until i turn it off.
so i went to bios to check my cd-rom is connected, its good. computer recognize the cd-rom.
he said just reinstall it. but i cant......

anybody had similar problem before or know how to solve this problem???
please help me.
good bless.

sorry . broken english. but still trying to learn it..

Answer:bootmgr is missing.. tried everything..

  
Quote: Originally Posted by 50yroldbeginner


hi guys.

first of all. im beginner who trying to learn about computer.

my son(at korea now) build a computer about 1 month ago. everything was so fine

untill this msg came up "bootmgr is missing, press ctrl+alt+del"

my son told me to put a win7 install cd to drive, and reboot computer and press any key when computer ask me to press any thing.
but the problem starts from there, when monitor shows 'press any key to boot from cd' cant press any key. even i press it, nothing happend. just stay there until i turn it off.
so i went to bios to check my cd-rom is connected, its good. computer recognize the cd-rom.
he said just reinstall it. but i cant......

anybody had similar problem before or know how to solve this problem???
please help me.
good bless.

sorry . broken english. but still trying to learn it..


Welcome to Seven Forums, first of all! Let's see what we can do to help you. I have a set of questions for you:

1. Do you have any external hard drives plugged into the computer? If so, try unplugging them and rebooting. Sometimes USB hard drives are thought to be bootable by the BIOS yet Windows cannot run off a USB device. Shame. Makes no sense, but oh well.

2. It sounds like you can access your BIOS. Is your keyboard plugged in via a PS/2 (round) connection or a USB connection?

3. When you say nothing happens when you try to "press any ... Read more

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Question: BOOTMGR is missing

I received:
BOOTMSGR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+De
and the same message returned. I repeted againg and press esc to get
Start up and reach F11 System Recovery and I decided Factory Image restore.
At 98% stoped and reboot to same BOOTMGR is missing.
I don't have any Windows 7 home premium recorevry disck for 64 bit.
What most I do?
Thanks.

Answer:BOOTMGR is missing

Hey psomoza,
This problem happened to me... This is how you fix it.
Download the Windows 7 iso from the link here and burn that iso to a Cd or a flash drive with 4 gbs or more(recommended).
Next, boot from that external storage that has the iso and once it boots click repair my computer and the bottom.
Now, click startup repair and it will fix Windows.
The site is totally secure
Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO Image Downloads | Windows 7 Forums

Randycool79

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Question: Bootmgr is missing

Hello my name is Victor and I am trying to load Windows XP Professional to a computer somebody gave me.
When I try this it tells me to press any key to boot from CD, but when i do it gives me the message "BOOTMGR is missing."
Now I opened up the computer and checked all the wires and everything seems to be in order. Can this be do to a bad harddrive? I even entered into the BIOS and messed around with a few things to see if it helps but nothing worked. There was also an option on the BIOS that said "Load Optimal Settings" and "Load Best Performance Settings" but nothing seems to work. If anybody has any info that can help me, it would be much appreciated. The brand of computer is called "Great Quality."
Thank You,
Victor
 

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Bootmgr is missing, press ctrl+alt+del. I tried to install windows 7 wtih dvd and pen drive but i think these drives are not working, the same message is coming, is there any thing to be changed in boot menu/bios setup, can you please help.

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Hi,

I just finished installing W7 x64 7068. This PC already has XP on a different drive (not just different partition). The W7 drive is set to boot first in BIOS.

After the first reboot I got the "BOOTMGR is missing, ctrl+alt+del to restart" message. If I boot with the XP drive, there is an option for W7 and I can log on with that.

I used the startup repair tool on W7 DVD but it did not detect any problem. Tried easyBCD to reinstall the Vista bootloader but that didn't fix it either.

How can I fix this? And how should I install W7 so that each drive can boot on its own? I can select which drive to boot quickly after POST so I don't want the 2 OSes to tangle up like that

Thanks.

Answer:BOOTMGR is missing?

You will need to boot from the xp drive that is where the boot manager for all windows operating systems on your machine is located.

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After I installed vista and deleted windows xp I get a message that says "bootmgr missing". The bootmanager was problibly on the disc where xp was installed. How can I get rid of this and let vista boot properly? I only have vista installed so i dont need any bootmanager.

Answer:bootmgr missing

boot from the vista disk and choose install.on the bottom left of the install screen,you will see the repair option listed
click on it

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I just finished building my computer and put in my windows 7 installation disk however when I got to the installion screen it could detect the hard disk but it wasn't working. It said make sure the connections are correct and that it isn't read-only. I then moved it over to my old computer as a secondary hard drive where i formatted it. It was then useable on that computer. I moved it back to my new computer and got to where the problem was last time, except this time there didn't seem to be one. It simply said to restart the computer so it booted the newly installed windows straight off the hard drive rather than the cd and then reinsert the cd to finish installation. However, when I turn my computer on, it simply say BOOTMSG is missing, press ctrl + alt + del to restart on a black screen and if i boot from the disk it just goes and starts to install windows again before telling me to restart my computer and then reinserting the cd. I have tried doing startup repair as has been suggested to other people with this problem however it didn't work. Any suggestions?

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Hello sammmmmy195, welcome to Seven Forums!





After the initial inspection, it takes at least 3 separate startup repairs to write boot files to Windows 7 and make sure the Windows 7 partition is "Active" before the repairs.

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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I have a HP laptop with windows 7 operating system. Picked up something and the system stopped working. I had a recovery disk that I made but was destoryed when my house burnt. I got a Windows 7 disk and loaded it and the laptop would boot up but could not do much of anything so I order a new recovery disk set from HP and ran them. I followed all the steps everything seemed to go fine. After all was done and the laptop started up a message came up. BOOTMGR is missing. I tried everything that was on the HP support with no results. I went into the startup menu and run the System Diagnostics. All was good. I thought maybe something went wrong during the recovery so I run it again. No help!! Any ideas from anyone? I am at a lost. There are many things I have tried but wat to hear for others. Maybe something I was doing would help but was not doing it correctly.

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I unknowingly set my partition drive as active.....now i cant boot.i am using windows 7 home premium.i dont know what to do...also dont want to loose datA on my drives.

Answer:help!bootmgr is missing....

Try this:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

System Repair Disc - Create
System Recovery Options
System Restore

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What can I do? My computer say Bootmgr is missing. Press ctrl+alt+del to restart. When I press ESC my computer say F1 System InformationF2 System diagnosticsF9 Boot device OptionsF10 Bois setupF11 System recovery.I have Windows Vista. I don't have a CD because I buy my computer with Windows Vista installed.Sory for my englih. . I am from Romania













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Answer:bootmgr is missing

http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01973791You do not need a recovery disc if you still have the HP recovery partition on the hard drive (that is, you boot to the recovery partition, not the main partition using the steps in this document).

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I had windows 7 installed, it got corrupted. I downloaded the windows 7 recovery disk still it could not fix the problems.. I used the Windows 7 installation DVD but its corrupted.. after all that trouble.. I found my old Windows Xp SP3 disk. So I thought to install it.. but when its about to boot it says BOOTMGR is missing. I did use the windows 7 installation DVD to format my Hard Disk. I really need a solution.

Thanks.
 

Answer:BOOTMGR is missing!

Oh, I noticed that you want to install XP.

Change your boot device in BIOS, to CD-Rom, and use your XP SP3 disk to format your hard drive,
not Windows 7.

By the way, are you using a SATA drive?
 

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Hello all i have a problem my girl friend slammed my toshiba laptop and the next time i started it powers up and says BOOTMGR is missing press ctrl alt del to restart. I tried to reinstall windows vista and it starts to install and i get his error. I took a picture of the error to show you what it says

the laptop is a toshiba satelliet L305D-S5928 any help would be great please and thanks for your time

Answer:BOOTMGR is missing

You will have to launch the repair console and see if a repair is in order.

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Earlier this evening I installed 64Bit Window7 Professional on a new formatted hard drive. I already had a copy of 32 Bit Vista Home Premium Edition SP2 running on the pc on another hard drive. After updating Windows 7 from the Windows Update site I was told to restart the pc to complete the installation of the updates. The BIOS now hangs up at the BIOS splash screen and then I get the message " BIOSMGR not found press CTR+ALT+DEL to restart" . I follow these instructions and the same happens again. Can anyone advise how to solve this problem?

Answer:BootMgr is missing

He can't boot in to Disk Management to post it. As computer starts up, go into BIOS by tapping delete, F1 or F2 repeatedly. See which HDD is set to boot.

Did it ever actually start up to a dual boot menu after install? Did you unplug the Vista drive to install 7 and then replug it? If so, try to boot from the Win7 disk and run startup repair. If it offers it to you when you select "Repair my Computer" it may not work the first time, so boot back in after it fals and select it from Repair Menu to run.

If that fails, boot back into Repair Console>Command Line and run "bootrec.exe /fixboot" and "bootrec.exe /fixmbr" to fix the boot manager.

If these fail, then post back here what you found.

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After several days of my computer freezing, one morning I wake up to find that when I turn on my computer, it won't boot up. I've googles for a working solution but none of them seem to work. My operating system is Windows 7 and i bought it that way black Friday at best buy. What I have tried so far was downloading a W7 repair cd and tried to auto repair which ended in offline error, as well I tried the command prompt but it didn't work with fix boot, fixmbr, etc. It would give me a message along the lines that there is no command or it won't work. I can't get into safe mode nor can I boot up, my computer randomly freezes. I do not care if I can fix this and lose all of my information. Information is not what I want to save, I want to save money from buying a new hard disk. I use my computer for gaming and school.

Specs:

Windows 7 64 Bit
1TB Hard Drive
8GB of RAM
AMD Quad Core Processor 2.66ghz
Built-in NVIDIA Geforce 9100 GFx card

Thanks in advance.

Answer:BOOTMGR is missing!

Hi-

The "fixmbr" command has been replaced by another command:

Code:
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
Regards,

Mark

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I have bought a PC from a friend.. he cleaned it and took the OS off (as far as I'm aware) - anyway, I turn the PC on, it has a list of things and then under neath it says bootmgr is missing, press ctrl alt and delete to restart.

I put in my Windows CD and changed boot option to boot from CDROM, it still says bootmgr is missing..

Please can you try and help, computer specs:

Intel Quad Core Q6700 2.66ghz
X38 Gigabyte GA-X38-DS4 Motherboard
Leadtek Nvidia 8800GTX 768MB PCI-X Video Card
2GB DDR2 1066Mhz Corsair Ram (5-5-5-15)
Western Digital 300GB HDD
22inch LCD Viewsonic Monitor
ASUS DVDROM-RW Burner

He was running Windows XP 32 bit before he gave it to me, he said he just cleaned it and took everything off.. I can't get past this bootmgr is missing part nor install windows, I would really like to get this fixed. Thank you
 

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i just received my sony vaio yesterday installed with windows 7 pro and was charging the laptop and transferring music from my external hard drive. during this time i fell asleep and then woke up with the power to my house out. my laptop started to go through recovery mode and then ran out of battery life. today i charged and turned it on and all it said was bootmgr missing ctrl alt del to restart. i did this and the same message came up. how do i fix this?

Answer:BOOTMGR is missing-how so i fix this?

This has been dealt with many times. See here: Windows 7 Forums the biggest Windows 7 help and support forum, friendly help and many Windows 7 tutorials that will help you get the most out of Microsofts new Windows 7 Operating System. - Search Results for BOOTMGR is missing

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So I had windows 7 64 bit and I gotten tired of it so I decided to get 32bit win 7 I downloaded an iso off the net and burnt it to a DVD I'm used to installing windows so it's my first time.so I formatted my patroons as usual then began the actuall installing while installing I noticed that expanding windows files is taking to much time so I usually did the whole install in about 40 mins but this time it took an hour in expanding windows files and it's still 0 percent so I canceled install and shutdown the laptop now I got an error every time I boot boot mgr is missing and I don't know what to do
 

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Hello everyone. For the first time in my life, I decided to try to put my own computer together. So I bought all the parts, went back to my house, and "assembled" all the parts together. Once that was done, I plugged in the monitor and such, and put in Windows 7 CD. I did the proccess, but half way through downloading, it turned off. I turned it back on and it said "BOOTMGR missing. PRess control, alt, delete to restart".

I looked up what to do on the internet, but I'm having a problem. They say to go back to the orignal screen where you can choose your langauge and things, but I don't know how to get there, any time i turn on the computer with or without the disk, it says the same thing. I read it's probably a software thing, but it could possibly be a hardware problem. I might have assembled something wrong, I'm not to sure.

Can someone help me out please? Should I give specifics on what I am using as my stuff? I'm still new, so thanks for any help.

Sorry if this is the wrong place to put this, I'm still new to the forum.

Answer:BOOTMGR missing

Hi -

Wipe the HDD with KillDisk - http://jcgriff2.com/killdisk_imgburn.html

Reinstall Windows 7.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi.

My problem is similar, yet different.
I also have message "Bootmgr is missing ..." but:

Let me start from the beginning:

I work on Dell Inspiron 14z which has 500GB HDD + 32GB SSD and they work in some kind of RAID or sth like that with DELL's software which moves mostly used software to that SDD.

Yesterday I wanted to install Linux Mint 16 to take a look at it.

I went into Manage Drives in Windows 7 resized my partition to get around 30 GB of unallocated space (I had a bit over 100GB of free space) and saved it. Than I clicked few other things there after not being able to see the unallocated space under Linux installation. One of things I remember clicking on was Set as Active my main partition (C: ).

After that:
- I get the "Bootmgr is missing..." message
- in BIOS I can see both drives with correct sizes (HDD and SDD)
- under Linux Live CD I see those drives as well, although I can only access the HDD (but I see 3 partitions there: DellUtility, RECOVERY, System)
- when I run Windows 7 x64 from bootable USB I do not see any drives - not when I enter Repair mode and not when I enter Install mode
- when I run Diskpart it can not see any drive neither

Any ideas?

EDIT:
Here's how the drives look like under linux (attachments)

Answer:Bootmgr is missing...

Your system reserved partition has to be set active, when you made c active, you botched it.

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Hello...I am trying to install Windows 7 Professional from my upgrade dish on a new hard drive. The first time I tried the install I got an error message BOOTMGR is missing.,,Being confused about why I got the message, I attempted to install again. It will go through the installation steps, restart, then continue with setup only to get a message that the installation could not be completed.
Here is my System info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 8191 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 351022 MB, Free - 240224 MB; D: Total - 13899 MB, Free - 1959 MB; E: Total - 112007 MB, Free - 99336 MB; F: Total - 553865 MB, Free - 312768 MB; G: Total - 400001 MB, Free - 280176 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, Benicia
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled
 

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I accidentaaly formatted my c drive in dos prompt. my cd/dvd drive isn't working. i have windows vista, but am trying to switch to xp pro. When i turn on the computer it says "bootmgr is missing." I have a usb DVD drive but cant boot from it, if I can atleast get to a dos prompt i can use the USB DVD drive. I also have a USB stick i have been trying to boot from. WHAT CAN I DO???
 

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http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...ing-error-while-trying-to-boot-windows-vista/

Follow this link there is very good article for you

Thanks
 

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I woke up a few days ago to find my computer wouldn't turn on. To diagnose the problem I removed the motherboard from the chassis. I identfied the problem as a dead PSU (don't trust Hiper... I have now known several of these to break after a year).

Any way, I order a new PSU reassembled the computer and fired it up. After the initial BIOS post I got the error message 'BOOTMGR missing. Press ctrl+alt+del to restart'. Now I am guessing this is because I put the SATA cables from the HDD to different slots on the motherboard from which they originally came. I can access either my windows installs by loading the boot menu and selecting the HDD with my 7 install on so its not the end of the world. But my question is this: is there a quick fix to this (edit boot.ini?) or do I have to trial and error the correct SATA config?

I should mention I have 2 HDDs each with 2 partitions - 1 system partition and 1 storage partition on each. I have XP and 7 on the system partitions. (due to the crappy XP setup the storage partition on the XP disk comes at the start of the disk and the system partition at the end meaning that boot.ini and ntdfr are in the root of the storage not the system partition).

Would appreciate any help that people can offer on this!!

NOTE: sorry for posting twice, this is not spam I got the error message wrong. It is BOOTMGR that is missing not NTLDR.

Answer:BOOTMGR missing?

Run startup repair.

Startup Repair

If it doesn't help, try up to 3x in a row.

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Hello,

My husband's comp crashed...he had Win7 Os. Recovery did not work! I tried to reintall Win7 got as far as formatting the hard drive. I then reinserted the cd to reinstall and now all I get as far as "Press any key..." I press a key and "BOOTMGR MISSING" press ctrl + alt + del to restart. Of course this doesn't work.

I have reset the bios so that cd-rom is the only bootable device. It will not move from the bootmgr missing screen. The cd is a legal bootable copy, the hard drive and dvd player work I have tried them in another comp.

System Configuration

gigabyte G41 mobo
WD hard drive
Pentium Dual Core Processor
Samsung Dvd

Please help...I can't share my laptop with him anymore!

If any more info is needed feel free to let me know.

Thanks,
Lisalee
 

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I had plans to buy my friend's Asus G72GX for a very decent price. I had borrowed it for a day and everything was fine so I took it back to him. A week later we had the plans to exchange the goods. He said to come over in a hour he was clearing it off of all of his stuff.
He texted me an hour later saying that it was broken or something. I went to look at it and when I turned it on, it says BOOTmgr is missing. He says he doesn't know what he did, but I am thinking he deleted windows maybe? I think he uses CCLEANER. He said that couldn't be it though, and that it was something else maybe. I'm not sure.

Can I have any insight on what to do to get this working? All I see is places to download windows 7 repair or how to get this or that for free. Or what other possible problems could it be?

I ended up just buying it from him for 20 bucks because I was confident I could fix it for a easy price. Also, the CNTRL+ALT+DLTE Thingie comes up as an option under the 'BOOTmgr is missing' but from using the laptop previously, I know the ALT button doesn't work.

Any insights? Sorry if I sound green. I don't know much about computers at all. I just use them.
 

Answer:Bootmgr is missing

Obviously 'Bootmgr' has been deleted.
Can you not access anything, do both ALT keys not work.?
What about making a repair disc on your PC & putting it onto a flash drive or disc.
Assumming that they're both on Win7.
 

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Hello I am trying to repair my hp G62 laptop will not boot up all it says is bootmgr is missing. I tried to use the system restore utility reset back to factory specs ect. it says its reformatting the hard drive and then reinstalling the software but around 70 % the system stalls and then restarts to the missing bootmgr screen. ran several test on the hard drive smart check passed but short DST fails???? ran chkdsk /f to no avail.
I even tried to swap hard drives from my asus laptop hard drives are the same but different sizes 250gb for the asus 500gb for the hp I only get a blue screen when using the asus drive so I formated it and tried to reinstall windows 7 on the hp and now it says missing operating system or subsystem missing cant get to safe mode or anything. It has an intel i5 processor m430 @ 2.27ghz 4 gb of ram and a 500 gb hard drive. If I can't repair the hp how can I put an operating system back on the formated drive I took out of my Asus?
 

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Like the title says this is what I'm getting when I start up my laptop. I have an Asus G74SX if that helps at all. I have a boot disk handy the only issue I'm having is that I'm unable to boot from it in the BIOs. This all started after I formatted my second harddrive to use for more space. I'm not to sure what's going on but I'm really not looking forward to buying a new computer. If all else fails would I be able to put a new hard drive in and that would fix the problem? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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I have a Toshiba satellite laptop. I bought it new in july. now it wont boot up at all it says boot from bbs-harddisk. bootmgr is missing. press control+alt+delete to restart. when i do this it just keeps repeating this same message over and over again . any one any ides. daughter really needs this for her studies.
 

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I have and Advent 4489 notebook. I am getting the the following message on start up BOOTMGR is Missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
On doing this I come back to the BOOTMGR is Missing message.

Answer:Bootmgr is Missing

Boot from the Windows XP CD and enter the recovery console.And type in these commands hitting Enter after each one.

fixboot
fixmbr
exit
restart the computer

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I have a self built dual boot pc, Vista and XP with vista being the main OS

Last night (12/03) I did a windows update, when it completed I didn't restart just shut it down. When I turned it on in the morning I got some POST beeps (1 long 2 short) googling led me to suspect a memory fault I cycled a known to be good ram module through the sockets and got a proper POST, but then I got a "BOOTMGR is missing, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" message.

Further googling led me to try a "Startup Repair" from "System Recovery Tools" with an original Vista oem disk in, but their was nothing in the "Operating System" column of the "System Recovery Options" Window

Upon rebooting I missed a "press any key to boot from cd" window and my pc went through to the choose OS screen I let the timer run out and vista procceded to boot and the "Completeing update installation" completed and vista started up.

I rebooted and got the "Bootmgr is missing" message, I again rebooted let the "Press any key..." window pass and chose "Older operating system" and XP succesfully started up

Rebooted into vista and ran a system recovery, this didn't solve the problem.

More googling and i tried, from a command prompt in "system recovery options" bootrec /rebuildbcd but got the message "Total Identified Windows Installations 0"

Rebooted back into system recovery tools and their wa... Read more

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Apologies if this has been asked/answered before, but a quick search didn't really seem to solve my specific problem. Anyway, about 2-3 weeks ago, I got a new Asus laptop with Vista installed on it. Everything was going fine until this morning when I turned it on only to get a black screen saying 'BOOTMGR is missing, press alt+ctl+del to restart.' Having pressed alt+ctl+del numerous times, only to be returned to the same screen, I went online on another computer to try to find a solution. However, most sites, such as this one, say that you need your Vista installation CD to fix the problem. Given that my computer came with Vista already on it, I don't have the installation CD, so seem to be fairly stuck, and so I turn to this forum. Does anyone have any idea how I could fix this, bearing in mind that my computer capabilities aren't the best? Or does it look like I'll have to be making a trip to the nearest computer guy to get it fixed?
 

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Yet again, I have a challenge for you.
I was in windows 7, making a partition active.
I restarted, and this:
BOOTMGR is missing.
Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to restart.
I have found that on other forums it says use your installation disk, but when I got my PC Windows 7 was pre-installed, so no disk. Also, I downloaded a recovery disk from another website, but that cannot detect my Windows 7.
Please help! I miss my computer.....

Answer:***PLEASE HELP!!*** Bootmgr is missing!

Do you have another computer with Windows 7 installed? If so, you can use the following tutorial to create a repair disc.

System Repair Disc - Create

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Hi,
I recently bought a new SSD (G drive currently) and installed windows 7 professional (OEM) on it. I have another hard drive (in C drive) with windows vista.
I am trying to boot from G drive. When I make this the drive to boot from at BIOS, I get a message "Bootmgr is missing; Press clt+alt+del to restart". Key board does not work at this point. However, when I make C drive the 1st choice to boot in BIOS, windows starts but then I can not choose between vista, windows 7 or even press F8 for safe mode. Basically keyboard stops working here too.
Since I am using OEM version, I don't have "repair from windows DVD" option either. And I did not get a chance to make the recovery disk. I already tried formatting the new hard drive and doing a clean installation of the new OS.
Please help me figure out where the problem could be. Eventually, I don't plan to use windows vista at all and format C drive to use it for some other purpose.
Motherboard is X58 Deluxe.
 

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Also, I uninstalled winows 7 and wanted to boot from the CD. Now I can't even go to BIOS. My keyboard does not respond to any keys. Since the default operating system was set to this, I can not enter any operating system anymore.
 

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Hi everybody! I have three partitions C: (windows file) D: (system recovery) and E: (for data); i think that i'm accidentally change the partition loaded for the system from "partitions program in windows seven" and now i get this error. I followed this tutorial Bootmgr missing fixl but if i type




Quote:
c:


and




Quote:
cd boot


it says me that he cannot find the specified path, i tryed the same on D: and /scanOs says me that i have windows installed on C: but when i tried to rebuild it say me




Quote:
The requested system device cannot be found



Any helps?

EDIT:
I just had to change the usb port (i was running windows on usb stick)! Sorry fot he post

Answer:BootMGR is missing

Why did you do that ?????????
Change it back, or make C Active then run Startup repair to Write the system files to C

Partition - Mark as Active

Startup Repair

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I am trying to install Win 7 in MS Virtual PC 2007.
At startup I get an error :
"Bootmgr is missing; press ctrl+alt+del to restart"
No OS is installed in the VM.
How to solve this error?

Answer:Bootmgr is missing in MS VPC

Here's the screenshot of the error!

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After a while using my laptop with Windows 7 Home Edition I have a problem when starting up my OS system. When I try to start the laptop it give me this message :

"BOOTMGR IS MISSING, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

I've tried to run fixboot and the option to repair the startup problems with the Windows 7 cd, but whitout any results.

I have also scanned for OS'es with bootrec, but he doesn't find any OS ( strange ).
Here you can also find the output of the bcdedit command :






Quote:
X:\Sources>bcdedit

Windows-opstartbeheer
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
path \bootmgr
description Windows Boot Manager
locale nl-NL
default {default}
displayorder {default}
timeout 30

Windows Opstartlaadprogramma
-------------------
identifier {default}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7 Home Premium ( hersteld )
locale nl-NL
recoverysequence {...-...-...-....}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows


Somebody who can help me with this problem?

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Bootmgr is missing - Fix

Read and follow this great tutorial and the problem may be fixed.

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I need help I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to computers but my T60 won't boot up it says its missing the BOOTMGR. How do I fix this without a disk? Or how can i get a disk so I can reinstall XP? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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I had to reset my factory settings on my inspion 6400 it's saying now that the bootmgr is missing. What am I doing wrong. Can anyone help please

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Hi, I just performed a factory install and can't boot my laptop anymore... Any suggestions? I get a message saying: BOOTMGR absent Ctrl+Alt+Supp pour redémarrer. x220tmodel:4294cto Windows 7 pro: french 













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Hello, You can try rebuilding your bootmgr via the following process: 1. Put the Windows Vista or Windows 7 installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.2. Press a key when you are prompted. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.3. Click Repair your computer.4. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.6. Type Bootrec.exe, and then press ENTER. Note: the above assumes you did a factory restore and not a clean OEM install. Good luck!

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Question: Bootmgr is missing

Hi Everyone,

I have a problem. I accidentally formated all partitions. So When I wanted to clean install Windows 7. It stucked at 0 in Expanding windows files section. Bootmgr is missing. When I tried to do start up repair. There was no Windows installed.

Pleeeeeease Help me!

Thanks in advance

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bootmgr is missing for windows vista
 

Answer:missing bootmgr

Set your computer to boot from DVD (using the Boot setting in the BIOS), insert the disc and restart. Vista will prompt you for language and keyboard layout options, then ask if you want to reinstall Vista or repair your installation. You want Repair. From there Vista's System Recovery Tool will take over, and lead you down the road to happy vistages again.If that fails? Try the free GParted CD.
 

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hi

after my computer crashed i was trying to format the drive and install win 7.
after i formated it wouldnt install win 7 and now i get BootMGR is missing when i start it.

have tried startup repair but it don't work, and in command promp i get an I/U error when i type bootrec.exe /fixboot.
is there hope for my HDD to recover?

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So I have been trying, with no luck, to add primary partition my hdd(don't ask why, I tried everything, and it said I only had 1 mb of free space when I have/had over 200 gb). Anyway, I restarted, and now I am getting the BOOTMGR is missing error.

It is a Sony Vaio Windows Premium. It did not come with a MSFT/recovery/Sony, or any type of CD/DVD. I consistently press F8 as I read to enter recovery mode without a disk and I still get the same screen.

What do I do?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:BOOTMGR is Missing - No DVD/CD

Press the F8 key repeatedly at boot up or use the Startup disk.

Try this:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

Do you have a mate with Windows 7 & a CD/DVD RE drive?
You then can make the Startup disk
System Repair Disc - Create
Than put on USB Pendrive
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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I have an asus N81 laptop and recently changed over to windows 7 with the upgrade disc. It all went fine and the computer worked fine for about a week and then the other day I start the computer and it shows this message. I've checked online everywhere for solutions but I can't get past the screen when it tells me that the bootmgr is missing. What should i try to get past this?

Answer:bootmgr is missing..........

Usually means the wrong partition is set as active.

Run startup repair from the installation dvd - see what it says.

Or boot up a free bootable partition manager such as this - see what it say s( you must make sure NUM LOCK is on after booting the cd )

Free Download Partition Wizard

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I know this is posted but my problem is a little different. I built a new computer and put windows 7 on a SSD. I also installed a 1TB drive and partioned it.

I set up too many account restrictions and it locked me out so I formatted both drives again and then did a clean install. I just wanted the SSD for the OS only, thats why I put the restrictions in.

Now, about every 2 months, I will get a bootmgr is missing. First time around I just threw in the towel after a couple of days and again, formatted the ssd and did a clean install. Lost all my data.

Two days ago, about 2 months from the last install, I get the same thing. I have tried start-up repair, which it can't do because it says it's offline in the expanded details. I tried all the fixboot.exe commands via the command prompt but it says "access is denied" or 0 files fixed. I'm not a DOS guy but I can bring up the C:dir but that's about it. I have tried the 7 ultimate disk over and over, I have unplugged a drive, all the drives, put in a different drive with 7 on it(works but doesn't have my data). I tried to copy the bootmgr from the disk. Nothing works.

Any clues? I validated windows but could this be the problem since it happens every couple of months? I briefly saw the SSD via a usb connection it showed 100mb unallocated and then the main partition but I can't get it to show up all the time. Sometimes, just says unallocated if I can even see it when I use the spare disk with 7 on it.

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Answer:Bootmgr is missing

When you reinstalled did you wipe the HD to clean the boot sector? SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

When you boot the DVD Repair console, does it find an installation to repair?

It would help to be able to look at your disk config. Can you burn and boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD to post back a camera snap of the full drive map and listings? Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online

If not use this method to make sure Win7 partition or the 100mb System Reserved partition (if you have it) is marked Active, then run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to see if it will start. Partition - Mark as Active

You can Explore your files using PW CD, then copy out your files with the DVD using this method: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

If these methods fail, looking at the PW snap will possibly reveal something. You can also try testing your memory with memtest86 CD for 5-6 passes, test the SSD with maker's full diag/repair CD scan, and reset the CMOS although these are not normally indicated for "bootmgr is missing."

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I have a laptop hard drive which when slaved off a working PC allows me it and write to it (copy a file across and delete it) yet when I put that drive into another laptop and try to install an OS on it I get a message stating the BOOTMGR is missing.
I have looked at a few forums, one which says the drive may not be bootable and another which states I need to set the intended laptop's BIOS to boot from the hard drive first which sort of defeats the object of choosing to boot from a CD first to install the OS.
Any suggestions?

Answer:BOOTMGR is missing

What OS are you using?

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XP pro wont boot, bootmgr missing.

This happend once before, pushed all ide connectors back in (although none moved) & problem solved, now its doing it again.

I thought the hard drive had failed, but it works in another pc. I put in a new empty hard drive, to do a clean install of XP, but it wont boot from the disc (which is a copy & should be bootable, I lost the original).
I also tried a new install from Vista (home premium, retail) dvd but it wont boot from that either.

Bios is set to boot from cd, tried failsafe settings, optimised settings, & my own settings that used to work.

This pc has booted from cd in the past.

only 1 hard drive (1 partition), 1 dvd drive, mobo & grafix card, nothing else in machine.

does this mean my mobo may have failed or are there other options I can try 1st.

Thank you in advance
 

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bump
 

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hey guys,

I hope that some one can help me, i was recently changing the partition sizes of my laptop and made a big error.

I have accidentally changed the primary partition to one that does not have the boot services/files.

Can anyone tell me how to get the laptop back up and running, I have an xp cd that worked on another laptop however this seem sot error with the blue screen of death.

I have tried everything that i can think of however still can't get it to boot due to the bootmgr file missing.

is there anything that can be done or have i completely destroyed my laptop, cant really afford to buy a new one. :(

ta

Answer:Re: BootMGR is missing

Hi,

it is a typical error that can occur changing the partition sizes. I advise you to reinstall Os using a recovery disk.

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so a few days ago one of my computers has started acting funny, and it first was unable to load windows and kept trying to do a startup fix, but it couldnt find anything wrong, but would not boot. it seemed to get worse, and is now showing a bootmgr missing error before windows starts, and says to cntrl alt del to restart.

ive checked all the cables, and it seems to be able to read the HDD. ive tried to reformat from a bootable cd, but it BSOD every time. Im pretty stumped at what to do from here on out.

Answer:BOOTMGR missing

boot from win 7/Vista OS DVD,select "repair your computer" on the window whre tou get option to install now,In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next....At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer....Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next....In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair....If this doesnt work try following post....

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when I start computer shows bootmgr is missing after that I use system disk to boot my computer but same error shows boot from cd/dvd next bootmgr is missing

Answer:Bootmgr missing

Put the Windows 7 or Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
Press a key when the message Press any key to boot from CD or DVD appears.
Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.
Click Repair your computer.
Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
Type Bootrec /RebuildBcd, and then press ENTER.

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i recently formatted my c drive because it was having some issues and then tried installing windows onto the newly formatted drive and keep getting "BOOTMGR missing" whenever i start my computer with the windows install disc in the cdrom. i have an extra drive that i tried replacing the first drive with but that didnt help either, still cannot install windows onto my empty hard drives. anyone have any ideas as to how i can fix this?

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Acer aspire 5742. installed new hdd. bought recovery disk. inserted recovery disk selected top option, inserted dsk1 when asked then dsk 2 when asked. dsk did not run error bootmgr missing ctrt/alt del to restart.    does nothing same error comes up. removed dsk tried again same thing. removed dsk shut down inserted recovery dsk to try to start over. same error.Help













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Xmas company is gone. Went to mini xp on Hirens cd. HDD checked okay. Decided to make copy of recovery dsk 1 since that is where the problems began. Appears Acer sent me a bad dsk.  Install coplete!!!! cross my fingers Ironfly you are the man 

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I have a Dell Precision workstation T1600 with windows 7 and drivers original CD. Now I want to change the disk partition. I delete all drives but after that i am unable to see the hard disk. When i restart System, the message appears BOOTMGR is misssing, what is this?
If i boot the system with Windows CD there is no hard disk shown, the message appears here:
No drivers were found. Click load driver to provide a mass stage driver for installation. I didn't understand it can any body tell me what can i do to install the Windows on this hard disk??

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I started to do this on my desktop so i could install windows 7 on my laptop using a USB flash drive: How To Boot And Install Windows 7 From USB Flash Drive -Make Tech Easier
I got to the part where I made the partition on my flash drive active before i realized that it was a tutorial to boot from USB flash drive on that computer only.
When i restarted my computer, it attempted to boot from my flash drive (it was still plugged in) so i restarted and went to my boot devices and selected my RAID. It started up fine. I went back into the command prompt and made the partition on my flash drive inactive and went to my RAID and made sure that it's partition was active. Then i restarted. It sees my RAID 0 configuration (2x750GB WD Caviar Black, only one partition C:\) then it goes to the next screen and says detecting drives...no drives found then it gives me the "BOOTMGR is missing" message.

To try to fix this, I booted from my Windows 7 Professional x64 disk and went to repair computer. Under the System Recovery Options screen it does not list anything under the Operating System. I went to command prompt and used "bootrec /RebuildBcd" it says: "Scanning all disks for Windows installations. Please wait, since this may take a while... Successfully scanned Windows installations. Total identified Windows installations: 0 The operation completed successfully.

I also tried startup repair, but as i could not select my operating system, it does not work.

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Answer:BOOTMGR is missing

Hello bvarn, welcome to Seven Forums!



It may take running a startup repair at least 3 separate times; have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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My computer got fault. Bootmgr missing, actually I active my Hard drive partition "D" from Drive manager, while Drive D having no operating system. Now my computer boot from Drive D because already made active but can't boot because no operating system. I want change so that my computer can boot from Drive C instead of D. Please help me sir
I would like if you or someone email me at [email protected]
 

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On Restarting my Vista Ultimate I get the message 'BOOTMGR is Missing'. The only way I can login is with the vista disk in the dvd drive. I tried the repair startup with the vista disk also the 'bootrec /fixboot' as explained here http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....ows-vista/ ..but didnt make any difference. ANy other ideas highly appreciated....thanx in advance
 

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I have a Toshiba Equium L300-146 and installed a new hard drive on which I installed Windows 7. I then used True Image to create an image and restored to that image just to test it. However, when it had finished restoring and rebooted, I got a message saying bootmgr was missing. I tried booting to the Windows 7 CD but only get the same missing bootmgr message. The same when I try to boot to the True Image CD. I then created a WipeDrive CD hoping to wipe the drive clean and reinstall Windows 7 but nothing works. All I ever get is the missing bootmgr message. Can anyone help me overcome this problem.

Answer:Missing bootmgr

Have a look at this: http://www.youtube.com/user/3DGAMEMAN#p/search/0/TgAZpsagz9U
He gives an easy to understand explanation and demonstration.

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I have an HP Pavilion I purchased it with Windows Vista Home Premium installed. I have two hard drives, the factory 250gb HD, and a 180gb HD I installed (this drive is completely empty). One day I was trying to get into my Bios setup to make sure the system time was correct and ended up seeing a black screen that said Missing bootmgr. CTRL+ALT+DELETE to restart. The only way I've found found around this is to hit Esc as soon as the computer starts to restart and it takes me into the Boot Setup screen which shows this:
Code:

> HDD Group
- 1st Slave : WDC
- 3rd Master: HD

> CD_Rom Group
- 2nd Master: TSSTcorp

If I scroll down and click on 3rd master it loads vista fine, no side effects that I've noticed. I need a fix for this, I have no vista cd or dvd. I don't want anything deleted from my hard drive. Is there a simple fix to this?
 

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I can't figure this one out:

I tried to install a new version of Windows 7 doing a full format. After going through 99% of the installation it failed.

Now I have a "BOOTMGR is missing" error at start up.

I have tried the following so far:

1) Boot from Windows DVD but I get the same error message
2) I swapped the HD with another I had using a version of XP. When I tried to change the boot order in setup it wouldn't save the changes. In order for me to exit the setup the CD/DVD drive had to be the primary drive.

I'm lost at this point any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Hardware:

CPU Intel Pentium 4 2.66 GHz/512/533
Motherboard ASUS SP#323091-001
RAM (2) HP 512 MB DDR & (2) Samsung 512MB DDR
Videocard Radeon HD2600 Pro
Soundcard Diamond
TV Tuner ATI Theater 650 Pro
Hard Drive Western Digital WD 100

Answer:BOOTMGR is missing

Hi and welcome to TSF try this How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

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So this all started yesterday, I'm running a Windows 7 64bit os on a gigabyte motherboard that is using the uefi dual bios setup. I was clearing some files and my pc crashed, rebooted to missing bootmgr. Grabbed my phone and started to read about it, tried to boot the computer using every option on it, since I know there was 100mb partitioned on it for system recovery issues. System still wouldn't work. So today I downloaded EasyRE and ran that as my boot option off my dvdrom. Now the EasyRE program doesn't launch like neosmart says it should. It leads me to an error: failure reading sector 0x1f9b8 from "hd111". The it goes into grub rescue and that's where I don't know what to do from there. Any help would be much appreciated. It's leading me to believe that my hd is corrupt or completely not working.

Answer:Missing Bootmgr

If you are not dual-booting a version of Linux I'd be real careful of Grub, could cause more problems. Did you make the Repair disc? It's bootable and can help get you back up. If you didn't, do you know someone with the same version of Win7 that you could get the disc from/made? It has to be from the same version as what you have installed, each version is either 32-bit or 64-bit, your System Specs shows 64-bit. The several versions of Win7 are shown on Windows 7 editions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .

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well i had issues with sound skipping and got fed up and installed windows on another hard drive witch seems to have solved the issue however now when i boot the pc it says bootmgr missing press ctrl alt delete. ive checked my bios and the bios is still telling the pc to boot the hard drive with windows on it but it says bootmgr missing. now the second part to this if i press escape while booting and manually tell it to boot off the drive with windows on it it boots fine. why wont it boot on its own now?

Answer:bootmgr missing

hmmm i might not be keeping this hard drive long. it had a very low performance rating at 4.1 vs the 5.9 the other one game me.income taxes cant come fast enough. im probly just going to buy a new hard drive.

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i caught my 1 1/2 year pushing buttons on my main comp earlier today and now when i start it i get bootmgr missing error. I tried to put in a windows 7 repair disc but i got the same message. When i press del button during startup to enter bios nothing happens, i figured that somehow it is no longer booting from dvd first, but i cant get into bios to check. The comp is a dual boot with linux with win 7 as the default os if that matters. Also earlier in the day there was some lightning after which most electronics shut off. however my linux htpc still is working fine so i dont know. any help on what i should do?

Answer:bootmgr missing

Start the pc and watch the screen, it will tell you which key to push to enter setup ( BIOS ) then you can set it to boot to the dvd first and do a startup repair, with your W7 disc. Hopefully you have one.

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Hey guys turned my laptop on today and on boot it take me to a black screen where it says "BOOTMGR is missing press ctrl alt del to restart" i have read many things online on how to fix them but to no joy,so thought what better site to go on than an actual windows 7 forum.

Anyways i have the windows 7 restore disk and changed my boot sequence to boot from cd,i insert the W7 restore cd and it loads up. I then click on repair and it takes me to the "System Recovery Options" section and tells me to choose my Operating system.... Seems pretty simple but my os is not listed from this point i have no clue why it is not listed as i have windows 7 home premium installed and have no clue what to do from here. I must admit i am not the biggest computer expert but have some basic knowledge so need some help from somebody who has more knowledge and experience than me.

My laptop is Toshiba satelite l450d if that helps any 1

I have literally been workin on this for he last 5 hours throught looking online for solutions and trying to do the things that people are suggesting so help would be very very appreciated.

Answer:BOOTMGR is missing need help pls

1) Try this tutorial. Link- System Recovery Options

When you get here- below picture- click the Start up repair option. You should get this from the CD or F8 option I posted below picture.



Optional access as booting before Windows. Found here. Tutorial link. Advanced Boot Options






Quote:
A) Press and tap the F8 key about every second until you see the screen shot below. (Same as I posted above. Hopalong)
NOTE: If the Windows startup logo appears, you will need to repeat steps 1 and 3 again.


2) This is where you want to end up after clicking Startup Repair.
Startup Repair

3) You may have to run it up to three times to get all the boot files repaired or reinstalled.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Mike

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i used diskeeper to defrag my boot files. The next day, i start up my computer, and an error comes up. "Bootmgr is missing press ctrl+alt+delete to restart" When i get to the system recovery manager, there arent any operating systems to choose from, so i just pressed "next". So ther problem is, i cant boot my computer. because it cant find bootmgr
Fixes ive triedut in my vista x64 OEM copy
>Start up repair> Says,"Results:failed
>System restore>Says i cna't perform an offline something.. So that didnt work
>Some commands in the command prompt that failed...
Any ideas?
 

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Hi,
I have Vista 64, 4 gig ram and an AMD 6000+
I have two SATA hard drives a 150 gig 10000 rpm WD Raptor (C drive where Vista is installed) and a 320 gig maxtor (D drive)
My problem is that every so often when I am firing up the PC I get the message,
BOOTMGR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.
To resolve this I have to disconnect the D Drive. Do you guys have any idea why I have to do this?
http://www.peteellis.net/28082010564.jpg
Sata 1 is the system disc and sata 4 is the 320 gig storage drive
 

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Hey,
I recently put together my own desktop and it went fine. I fired it up this morning (as i was waiting for a pci-e adapter to arrive in the post this morning, as it was the last piece missing).
it loads up, but i didnt get the same asus splash screen that is shown in all the screen shots in the motherboard manual.
I didnt think anything of it at the time, and 2 options came up 1)enter bios, or 2) enter system setup. However it wouldnt let me enter bios no matter how many times i spammed f2, so i went into system setup and there wasnt that much to do..strangely..
So i insert windows 7 disk..loads up..finds my hard drive etc...and then it gets to the "extending windows files" part of the installation and it tells me that theres a file missing or corrupted.
I come out of the setup, and i reboot the pc...and now all i get is "bootmgr missing".
and i have no idea how to fix this! i cannot get into bios, the splash screen doesnt show up and i get no other option other than to press ctrl alt del to restart the computer...
so..... anyone have any ideas?

Answer:bootmgr missing!

Do any of these help:
MS Recovery
How To Recovery
Gizmos Recovery

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I tried all the forums and YouTube troubleshooting. But it it seem my Cd it's not recognized I heard it running but it's not doing anything. I hit cnt alt del again and again nothing happen.
The question to make sure I am doing things right. I put win 7 pro DVD called reinstalatio dVD that I have. Is it ok is it like recovery disk.

The I have a drive with ISO win 7 pro but not DVD I inserted the drive and cnt alt del but nothing happen.

What should I do?
Thanks.

Answer:Bootmgr is missing ctn alt del

Hi welcome to the forum

are you trying to do a fresh install of the operating system? if so go to bios and change the boot order so the cd/dvd drive is in the first boot device or hit F12 for the one time boot options and choose cd/dvd drive.

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