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G470 - BOOTMGR is missing..urgent help needed..

Q: G470 - BOOTMGR is missing..urgent help needed..

Hye..My Lenovo G470 laptop model 20078 is also unable to boot."BOOTMGR is missing" is written.Please help me?

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Preferred Solution: G470 - BOOTMGR is missing..urgent help needed..

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)


Okay, so this may not be the right place to ask, and if not, my apologies. Anyway, I was in Disk Management, and I accidentally selected my HDD as the 'Active' drive, but my OS is installed on my SSD, so I quickly right clicked on the SSD after and selected 'make Active' on that thinking that would counter that problem. Upon restarting my computer I get this pop up:

BOOTMGR is missing.

I unplug the HDD and try booting the computer again with just the SSD plugged in, but I get the same issue.

Is there any way to sort this out without having to reinstall Windows 7 yet again?

Thanks for any help!


Try Startup Repair , and if not worked, try Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times .

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My Lenovo 3000 Y_100 laptop is unable to boot.  BOOTMGR is missing.By mistake I made an Drive "ACTIVE" & upon restart "BOOTMGR is missing" error is giving.I tried to BOOT with windows DVD. It's not booting. I understand that my first booting option is HDD. Then I try to enter BIOS to change Booting sequence but unable to do that. After pressing F2 (To enter setup) it's doing nothing & simply giving same error message.  Pls. help me..


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A:BOOTMGR is missing..urgent help needed..

Hello mate, Have a look there : http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-vista-tips/bootmgr-is-missing/ And there to create a bootable usb stick : http://smallvoid.com/article/windows-usb-boot.html

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I recently got a new computer with windows 7 preloaded and recently have been getting pop-ups saying windows isn't genuine and my wallpaper turns black. So, annoyed as I was, I went to try an activator.
So now my computer doesn't boot, going to a screen with 'Bootmgr missing. Press ctrl-alt-delete to reboot. ' no matter how many times I reboot, I'd still get that error. I can't even go to bios.
How do I go about fixing this? I'm in need for my computer for my job. And my documents on there are precious but unbacked. Is it possible for me to retrieve them later?
Please help! It's urgent. Thanks in advance.

A:Urgent! Bootmgr is missing

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I am trying to fix my friends computer for him, but when i swapped his old hard drive into the new computer it kept blue screening. Well i went ahead and just threw that HD in my PC and did a full format, so its completely cleaned out. But now when i try to boot from CD to install windows. It says BOOTMGR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. I've been told to disable Usb input and that didnt help either. I am currently manually reseting Bios via taking the battery out for 30 minutes. Can anyone shed any light on this problem?

A:BootMGR missing, Clean Drive no OS. Urgent Please.

Have you set the PC to boot from cd in the bios?

Start the PC and hit either the delete key, F8 or F12. Depends on you computer.
Find the boot option and choose to boot from DVD/ CD before trying to boot from HDD. Then save and exit the PC should now boot from the disc. No Bootmgr suggests it's trying the hard drive first. Good luck.

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Hello, I'm Tommy, I dont know what was going on my desktop. after I install windows 7 then I install ubuntu on my desktop. a few days I didnt open my desktop. Today I check it prompt me
Bootmgr is missing
ctrl + alt + del to restart.

I was able to manage to repair the bootmgr, but when I restart, it tell me this error

Windows Boot Manager
Windows failed o start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. to fix the problem:
1. Insert your windows installation disk and restart computer
2. choose your language settings and then click "next"
3. click "Repair your computer"
If you do not have this disk, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance

file :\boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data

Enter=continue ESC=Exit

Please help me, I'm in urgent to submit my assignment, the due date is today 12.00 mignight GMT+8 Singapore..... Thank you very much

A:*URGENT* Bootmgr is missing (generate new error after being resolved)

Welcome to the forum,

See if this tutorial helps you with that,

Bootmgr is missing - Fix

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Bluetooth not working after installing Windows 10 on G470
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A:G470 - Bluetooth not working after installing Windows 10 on G470

Hi ashu2000 , 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Checking on the Lenovo supported systems list for Windows 10 Upgrade ,  "not listed, it hasn?t been tested for Windows 10 upgrade and is not supported. " for the G570 .
Same reasons why on the support site , drivers for windows 10 is not available. 
There are claims that it works ok but some have reported devices and apps not working after the upgrade. 
You may check related threads here . 
Would there be any yellow or black down arrow marks on the device manager . 
If that is the case , then you may want to try checking the hardware ID to download specific driver directly from the manufacturer if the Windows 8.1 version driver would not help.
Example for Broadcom Bluetooth 4.0 Driver or use windows updates to install appropriate drivers
On device manager , you may also use built in drivers in Windows 10  doing upgrade drivers and, browse on this pc , let me pick option, and choose recommended ones on the list .  
Hope this helps. 

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Hi all,

Got a big problem which I'm sure has a simple solution. Here goes...

One of my drives contains all my games. When I've been playing a certain one (Sensible Soccer 2006) it slows down to a ridiculous unplayable speed. I tried turning off any running background processes but to no avail.

Suddenly, I couldn't access ANYTHING on the drive.

This is all happening under XP and now the OS tells me that the drive is not formatted and I should re-format it!!

HOWEVER, the drive is fine under Windows 98SE - I can access the drive no bother, but I can't run some of the games due to limitations of 98.

Please help me fix this - I have 35 Gigs of games in there and don't want to lose them and end up having to re-install the lot.

I am getting REALLY frustrated with this!

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Urgent help needed with missing drive

Is this drive in a different hard drive than the main XP partition?

If so, this hard drive might be failing.

The bad news is that once a hard drive starts failing, it will go downhill really fast. The good news is that there are tools out there that will help you retrieve the information in that drive if that is the case, but we will need to put the information onto a new hard drive.

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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:

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?

A: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.

A: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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I have recently noticed that i am missing alot of disk space i have a 160gb hd (actual size 149gb) divided into 2 partitions a primary drive (Windows 25gb) and a extended partition (123 GB). I am missing 10gb of space on my Primary drive and 6gb on my extended partition. I mean misisng by when i higlight all the data in my c:/d: drive it shows 4gb on C and 7Gb on D but when i go to disk properties or disk manager it shows i have used twice the amount of space. I have hidden files shown and i do not have any norton product installed. I have ZoneALarm and System Mechanic.

My computer is a Hpdx5150:

250w psu
Amd AThlon 64 3000+ (1.79ghz) cpu
Ati XPress 200 mobo
Nvidia 7600 GS gpu
1.25 gb ram
Microsoft WIndows XP Pro SP3.

PLease Help,

A:Urgent! Missing Space on Hard Drive!!Urgent!

Using SequoiaView and other progarms i can't ind anything to show where the space has gone!

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hi there. id really like some advice on this. i recently managed to delete the whole of my c drive on my acer vista laptop. due to it not being able to start for the longest time, nor being able to restore either. so i went in to cmd, then regedit ,then, clicked on my computer and reformated c; drive. now my comp will not start at all and just says that i dont have a boot manager , "press ctr alt delete to restart". is there anyway to fully recover dirve c again ,with some kind of reinstall cd , or a freeware program i can download off the internet.??? i am using another computer at the moment.

but id still like to keep alll the files that were on drive d..
also. iv heard about a recovery program called file scavenger, that recovers deleted files and disks. would this work??
or know any other programs i can try an run to make the comp find the boot mngr.

please please help me.

kindest regards.


(vista home premium)
120 gig

A:Bootmgr has stopped working. press ctr-alt-delete to restart. pls pls. urgent TT.TT

try the vista install CD and go to repair and see if this works. If you have the vista CD that is

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Before this incident, my HP Pavilion desktop has been well for the past 4 or more years and all of a sudden my computer screen started to go blank. I tried restarting it several times and nothing happens. After pressing F8, "BOOTMGR is missing" pops up and now I'm stuck on what to do. What's worse is that I do not have a CD installation disk for Windows to help this situation.

A:BOOTMGR is missing. Need help!!!

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i installed win7 basic on my netbook, it's been great for a couple of days, i switched it on tonight and i get this message

bootmgr is missing
press ctrl, alt & delete to reboot.

i've used the install disc to repair the start up (run once), it now boots up windows ok.

but i've now noticed that i now have a 'D' drive called system reserved at 99.9MB in size.

any ideas on how to make the system reserved into a hidden partition & no drive letter as such.


PS, wasn't sure what section to put this in, if it needs moved, please do.

A:Bootmgr missing

Try this:

Hard Disk Partition Letter Missing in Windows 7 - Fix

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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.

A: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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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?

A:BOOTMGR is missing-how do i fix this?

You'll need a system repair disk or a windows install disk to launch startup repair. They should have been included with your laptop, but if not you can get one from wherever you purchased your laptop.

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Recently I have had a load of hardware issues which have caused me to replace my PSU and GPU. After doing so to more powerful units, I went to boot up again and got the error:

"BOOTMGR is missing"

I have had this before when I remove my secondary HDD and just try and boot from my primary SSD, but after re-connecting the secondary HDD it would work again (telling me this BOOTMGR is on the HDD, even though the Windows files are on the SSD).

I don't know what to make of this as if I boot from the SSD alone nothing happens and it restarts, and if I connect the HDD and it boots then it goes into the System Recovery and after repairing/restoring still won't work.

I think the BIOS settings are correct, with the SATA drives set to AHCI (as I'm 99% sure they were before).

My PC specs are:
Intel i7 980X
Intel DX58SO Motherboard
128GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD
2TB WD HDD (secondary)
Radeon 7850 2GB GFX
Windows 7 Ultimate


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When you install Windows the boot manager is put on the other hard drive unless there isn't one available. I always install Windows with all other drives disconnected. Reconnect the second drive and use your Windows disk to boot the computer. I had it happen to me once and I had to do the repair two or three times before I had success.

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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 :


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?

A:Bootmgr is missing

Bootmgr is missing - Fix

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

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please help i was trying to reboot my advent 4490 to clear some of the programs i dont use any more. Now when i turn it on all i get is a black screen saying bootmgr is missing press ctrl alt delete to re boot. this however does nothing. have had a read of other threads on here but am unsure of next sep. my netbook does not have a cd drive. i do not have a xp cd. i have an 8gb pen drive if this helps.

any help is welcomed as i am a complete computer biff.

A:bootmgr is missing

Try downloading this Recover Consol ISO and extract it and copy the content to the pen drive and boot from it on the Netbook. Choose the installation and input the admin password, if there isn't one just hit enter. at the prompt type fixboot and hit enter. Then type fixmbr and hit enter. Exit out of the recover console and try booting to windows.

Also here is some useful information on your Advent 4490 Netbook

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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 reinstalled Windows 7 (x64) a couple of weeks ago. After a couple of days, during a normal boot up, I got this message (see title). Following the instructions I found on some site, I ran "bootrec /fixboot" and it solved my problem.

Yesterday, I was watching a video on YouTube.com, and the computer froze! I used the reset button, and upon boot up I got this message again. I went into Windows' installation CD again, ran "bootrec /fixboot", rebooted, and still got the error!

I can't try the "automatic repair" feature because when I select my installation, I get an error: "System Recovery Option is not compatible with the version of windows you are trying to repair".

I've tried:
- bootrec /FixMbr
- bootrec /FixBoot
- bootrec /RebuildBcd

All without success. Note that when I run "bootrec /RebuildBcd" for the first time, it detects 0 Windows installations, so I do this:
1) bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
2) ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
3) bootrec /rebuildbcd

And the second time it runs, it my Windows installation, and I add it to the BCD store. However, if I execute "bootrec /rebuildbcd" for a third time, immediately after, it already does not detect any Windows installation...

I hope someone can help me out, I know my way around computers, but not really around Windows (mostly Linux, and some Mac), so I'm really lost when it comes to Windows' lower levels...

Thanks in advance!


Just for clarity..you insert and boot to the Windows 7 Install DVD and get ....?

If you get the "Not Compatible" message, try getting into a boot device menu and see if a UEFI version of your DVD drive is listed. If you can't get into a Boot Device menu, you may be able to go to the bios and set it there, then save and reset. If you were using the wrong bit version (32 or 64) it might give the same type of error.

If you don't have a Windows 7 Install DVD, what CD are you referring to, the repair CD?

But it sounds like something is corrupting your boot. Possible virus, or hard drive/driver/controller problem.

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My son's Gateway laptop using Vista Home Premium had a malware infection. I decided not to deal with it and sent him to Geek Squad with it. Geek Squad said to son, "You can do this yourself since you have Recovery CD's and save yourself $200.00." We purchased the Recovery CD's from Geek Squad when we bought the computer. Son comes home and tries to run the (2)Recovery CD's and the 2nd CD is blank....I didn't believe him at first but he was right. Took the PC back to Geek Squad, they directed us to Gateway Support to get new System and Recovery CD's. The Gateway CD's arrived today and I follow the instruction provided, as follows:

1.) Insert the disk labeled System Disc.
2.) Reboot the computer and press F10 when the splash screen first appears.
3.) Select either CDROM or DVD as your boot device

I have tried several times and "BOOTMGR is missing, Press ctrl+alt+delete to restart" keeps happening.

Checked the BIOS to be sure "Boot from CD/DVD" was first and it is.

Any guidance, input or direction would be greatly appreciated. I am not desperate since we have a desktop available.


A:BOOTMGR is missing

The laptop probably has a built-in Recovery Partition, see instructions here -http://support.gateway.com/s/software/MICR...515910su4.shtml

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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?

A: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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Tried startup repair several times. The system reserved partition now has C: label and the windows partition (SSD) now has a D: label. Cannot find a way to reconfigure to allow a boot. Thanks for any suggestions.

A:bootmgr missing

First, Mark the system reserved partition as actibe using the method two or method three of the tutorial : Partition - Mark as Active

Then, Run Startup Repair for three separate times, with restarts after every single run.

Let us know if it is booting properly or not. If not, follow all the steps properly mentioned in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

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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.


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I have an hp touchsmart 600 with windows 7 home premium and when I try and turn it on, it says bootmgr is missing. I have tried restoring it with this method: Bootmgr is missing - Fix
but when I get to the last step, it says Windows Installations Found: 0.
I have also tried sfc /scannow and chkdsk. I could reinstall but as a last resort. I would rather solve this.

A:Bootmgr is missing

bootrec/fixboot was succesfull?
bootrec/fixmbr as well?

Try startup repair again. After it finishes click "view diagnostic and repair details" You see kind of logfile. Status 0x0 means success... I'm not interested in that. Any other status code? Which one in which step?

What picture did you see just before clicking startup repair?

So did it detect your win7 installation? If so which drive letter did it show?

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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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Advent 4213 notebook with Home XP. Went back to factory settings using TechGuys program. Worked OK then gave error message - BOOTMGR missing. Used back up on memory stick which starts to load windows then stops stating "Your USB recovery key is invalid. Please re-create (how can you when computer will not start up) your USB recovery from your recovery menu. Anyone got any ideas.

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Hi all,

Today I wanted to reformat my PC. I made a separate partition on my primary HDD to store my backup files. All that was fine. I have no CD, so I downloaded an image and wanted to put it on an external hard drive as a boot drive. I attempted to format the external hard drive and the system hung and crashed in the middle of it. Now when I attempt to boot the PC, I get the BOOTMGR is missing error. Bear in mind that I was formatting the EXTERNAL HDD, not the primary one. I get this message even when the external drive is unplugged. How can I fix this?

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Hi, please help while i still have some hair to tear out!
I have installed win 7 utimate as a clan install and now for some reason it won't boot from the hdd, it keeps coming up with bootmgr is missing etci have tried rebuilding bcd and i have followed the commands but, it still will not boot without the disc in, i am fairly new at this so i am not a techie can anyone help?

A:Bootmgr is missing

Quote: Originally Posted by comet4c

Hi, please help while i still have some hair to tear out!
I have installed win 7 utimate as a clan install and now for some reason it won't boot from the hdd, it keeps coming up with bootmgr is missing etci have tried rebuilding bcd and i have followed the commands but, it still will not boot without the disc in, i am fairly new at this so i am not a techie can anyone help?

I suspect you were dual booting and deleted off the older partition. when win 7 installs with an older system it puts a hidden boot folder containing win 7 boot files. If that is the case do you have a backup you can restore from? how about a win 7 dvd to do a repair install?


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OK for starters I suck at computer issues, but I'm your guy if you want your computer to have issues..lol. Anyways I have an Acer 5532 laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium installed. Yeah its an old unit, but it serves my purpose. My computer was running real slow, so I thought I would try to partition the drive, but instead caused the bootmgr missing issue. There was no windows disk with my computer and I did not make a recovery disk...MY FAULT! I used my mothers Windows 7 Pro recovery disk and now I'm able to get into the directory files. Is there anyone that can help me procede further? I have called Mircosoft, they sent me to Acer and they sent me to Teleplan Logistics. There has to be someone that can assist me. PLEASE HELP!!!!!

A:bootmgr missing

Bootmgr is missing - Fix

Hope this helps,


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My windows 7 ultimate 32bit couldn't boot up, it keeps saying bootmgr is missing. I've tried the repair option on the windows 7 disc but after i took the disc out and restarted it, it happens again! Other people has suggested other solutions such bootrec /? but that didn't work? All suggestions are welcomed, please help!!!!!!!!

A:BootMgr is missing

You could try this. The Home Edition is free. It worked for me.http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.htmlhttp://www.partitionwizard.com/help/rebuild-mbr.html

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I have recently built a new computer and bought windows 7 from this site. Purchase Windows 7 Pro 32 Bit with SP1 Dell Disk | Windows 7 Pro 32 Bit . The ISO download came through a archived digital river page. I then installed the ISO on a flash drive using rufus. After clean wiping my old hard drive I installed it in my new computer and started it up. The first time I did this I made it all the way to windows compressing files 0% and thats where it stopped. I got an error message and I pulled the flash drive and redownloaded the iso and ran rufus again. Now when I start the computer up and boot to the flash drive I get a BootMgr is missing error. I have tried for countless hours to diagnose this problem online and have found nothing. Someone please help me.

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ok i have a dell inspiron 1721
Vista operating system

the computer needed a clean install as it was loaded with problems and virus's so i just said screw it and decided to reinstall windows

upon re-installing i re-formated the partitions and click next on the vista installation screen then within 5 mins of install it stops because of a corrupt file so
i have borrowed my friends windows 7 he has multiple license and when i put it in the drive i get bootmgr missing i dont get a chance to boot from CD i also tried it with my xp cd same thing but when i put t he windows vista disk in there it boots right into setup...
i have tried manually repairing it in command prompt x.....:/ bootrec /bootfix
this didnt work im stuck here someone please help me

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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.

A: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 have two identical hard drives on my computer :

Drive A : Windows 7 installed

Drive B : To be used for back ups from drive A.No operating system installed.

Now I intend to install an O/S ( Windows 7 ) on Drive B by removing the drive A.
Then I insert the Windows DVD,shut computer down,restart again and from what
I know this should start to install Windows 7

However this does not happen,I get a message BOOTMGR missing.

My question/problem : how can I install the BOOTMGR onto drive B ?

I appreciate your help

Saturn 3

A:BOOTMGR missing

You need to make sure that your optical drive is set as 1'st boot device. Sounds like it may be disabled in the BIOS.

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i have a hdd installed with win7 on it then
i recently put in a new hdd and was messing with and
right clicked that hdd and made it as active hdd
then i tried to rid of that as active hdd so i clicked format
then i removed that hdd so i am left with my original hdd and now when i boot i get that bootmgr is missing

any solutions?

A:bootmgr is missing

Do you have your install disc for windows 7, as if so you should be able to run startup repair and recover the bootmgr

see this tutorial

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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,

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I had some problems with my toshiba L305S5933 laptop. I had to use Norton Ghost 15 to restore it. I've done this twice and since then I have gotten the message that the bootmgr is missing. This is even though I've told Norton to restore the bootmgr.
I've use the advice on this page


and this page:

And this page


One of the problems I'm having is that when I use the command prompt with the win7 cd it takes me to the

A:help bootmgr is missing

please only post the same problem once

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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

A:BOOTMGR is missing

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

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Hello, I have this problem with my Windows 7 computer as well. I run on the repair disc and follow the instructions, however, on Step 6 none of the options work. It always says that it doesn't detect the system that I'm trying to repair.

I'm not able to start Windows 7 or boot to safe mode. If I try reaching the system recovery options screen without the disc by holding F8, that doesn't come up either, it just goes to the screen saying bootmgr is missing.

A:bootmgr is missing

Hello iammeiamme, welcome to Seven Forums!

As soon as you hit the PC power button immediately start tapping the k/b space bar and don't stop, that should force the Windows boot manager and there you should be able to select the F8 option and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

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It says something like:

Bootmgr Missing
Press Ctrl, Alt, Delete to Restart

whenever I boot up my computer.

Here's how it all happened.

1. I try to install a version of Linux on to another partition which previously had XP on it. I wanted to wipe that whole partition and just have Linux on it, with nothing else so I could either go to Windows 7 (my 250gb hdd) or Linux (my 90gb hdd) Anyway I put the disk in and I pressed 'Start Linux' or something similar and it didn't work. There was another setting which also said 'Start Linux' and clicking on that worked the only difference between these two was the second one had: 'nomodeset' in it.

2. Once I got on to Linux and I started installing, it asked if I want to put it on a partition or run it side by side, my main drive with Windows 7 kept coming up as no operating system, but my XP one said it had Windows 7 loader on it, so that confused me, but I wiped that partition anyway and installed Linux on it. Afterwards, it would show a ton of stuff that looked like:

'[3.142435 ] Blah blah blah' and then after a few more of them, it would stop and free like that, so after giving up on it for the time being, I decided to go back onto my Windows 7, but it kept wouldn't load up.

3. I followed a guide to create a Windows 7 loader or something like that using 'Bootrec' and some other thing that came on the repair disk (I was using the command prompt on the re... Read more

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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?

A: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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I got a message saying BootMGR is missing when i start up my laptop. I have no idea how to fix this, I'm using windows 7, I dont have a repair cd or anything. (using family comp atm its an XP) Any help?

A:BootMGR is missing

Hello mybigbowls Welcome to the Seven Forums!

If the family XP system has a cd writer or dvd burner installed for an optical drive you can download a cd image for the Windows 7 repair tools and burn it to a blank cd made bootable. The repair tools iso image is provided over at the Neosmart Technologies site.

For a free orogram to burh the repair iso to disk or write to a usb flash drive made bootable I am presently taking a look at another free program for this called Passcape mentioned at Passcape ISO Burner to Create Bootable Disc and Bootable USB || Free Software

The home page for Passcape is seen at Passcape ISO Burner

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2 weeks ago I see my computer screen is completely blank. ctrl/alt/delete or any other button push doesn't do anything. So I restart my computer. Then I get the "Bootmgr is missing" screen; over and over and over again. So I put my Vista disk in the drive and restart, but Vista boots up just fine. It works till 2 days ago when I find the same blank screen. So I put the Vista disk back in and boot from the disk and I get a blue screen. I put both 64 bit and 32 bit Vista disks into each of my DVD drives and both give me a blue screen.

My friend says it could be a virus. He suggests I get a hard drive, disconnect all hard drives but the new one, and install Vista. I try this and still get the blue screen. So I try replacing all my data cables to the hard drives and DVD drives with no success. So I re-connect the old hard drive and now Vista loads and has been working ever since. So I do a full scan with Avast and it doesn't find anything. There were 3 files it couldn't scan though. This is what it listed:


I am worried that this problem will come back again. Does anybody have any ideas what the problem is? Thanks for any help!

A:Bootmgr is missing.


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Need help this is wat i did.

i make the partition as active by going to computer managment-> disk management got this popup message
-> Only make a partition as active if it contains a functioning operating system. If the partition lacks an operating system. marking it active might cause your computer to stop working. Do you want to continue?
-> i click conitnue. and the computer was working fine
-> but when i re-start it it give me BOOTMGR IS MISSING message
-> i insert the OS dvd and Repair your computer and didnot show any operating system
-> i tried by command prompt -> bootrec /fixboot -> it says completed successfully but
when computer re-started got the same error BOOTMGR IS MISSING

I have some family pictures that are the only ones i have please help if u can i would really appreciated.

A:Bootmgr Missing HELP please.

What partition did you mark Active? Did you heed the clear warning not to mark Active any but your Win7 partition or it's 100mb boot partition?

If not, boot into System Recovery Options to open a Command Line to mark Active the Win7 partition or it's 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) using this method: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

Then boot back into Options to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts on its own.

You can also burn to CD free Partition Wizard bootable CD which will provide a graphical map of your partitions to mark the correct one Active. Once you do this, click on the Disk # to highlight it, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, Apply steps, Reboot. This may preclude the need to run Startup Repairs.

If marking the SysReserved partition fails after 3 Repairs, move the Active flag to Win7 partition itself and run the Repairs again, report back.

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