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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..

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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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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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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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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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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?

A: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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I have an Asus Intel (R) Core (TM)2 Duo CPU T6500 @2.10GHZ LAPTOP. I am a basic computer user and simply tried to upgrade to Windows 7 because when I purchased the computer in August it came with a free upgrade.

I performed the upgrade check and folllowed the Windows 7 sugestions. I hit the upgrade button and 2.5 hours later things were going fine. The last step was approx 50% finished (Trasferring files, drives, etc.)

The system retstarted automatically and I received the Bootmgr is missing. I went on the forum and found a sugestion to Boot from the DVD. I tried this and it worked. System rebboted fine. Got a message to repair or revover. I repaired the start up. That worked and now the computer starts from its own hard drive.

After startup, "starting windows", I see wa window that says Setup is starting services and then I get a window box that says, "Th computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows Installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation.

When I hit ok, the computer restarts and I eventually circle back to this screen.

Do I need to initiate something to restart the installation? Please help!

A:Bootmgr is missing

You can boot into the Win7 DVD Repair console and see if it finds an installation to repair, then run Startup Repair repeatedly to try to start it up.

What you have is probably another failed in-place Upgrade. This is why every tech enthusiast only does clean installs, preferably from booting the DVD to use Custom Advanced drive tools to format before install.

If you have files that were'nt backed up, Asus provides the tech suppport for the Win7 Upgrade kit and might be able to help you roll it back if it is just an incomplete installation. Otherwise you can only try to start it up using Repair.

The good news is that you can now move on to the much superior clean install, booting from the DVD and formatting the drive. The installer is nearly driver complete, with newer drivers arriving in Windows Updates. There should be a drivers/apps disk included in your Upgrade Kit to find any drivers which are missing in Device Manager, or favorite apps on your model. Other drivers/apps can be found on the Support Downloads page for your model on the manufacturer's website.

Adobe reader/flash and Java runtime/free Ofc suite are on their sites. You'll need to find your other program disks/installers.

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Hi all, I have a toshiba nb505 that was recently in the startup repair loop which I attempted to fix by toshiba recovery setup (resetting to factory settings) which fAiled. Then I used the f8 key at the startup (finally worked) but it landed me on the revocery setup and stayed on an "initializing..." state for hours so I turned off my netbook. Upon the restart after the Toshiba logo, "BOOTMGR missing. Press Ctrl+alt+del"appeared,I've read several forums and i dont have the windows 7 disc nor does holding the f8 key help me anymore.

Can someone tell me what I gotta do to get rid of this damn message and my my netbook usable again?? PLEASE.

A:BOOTMGR Missing.

Do you have the windows installation disk or a startup repair disk ?

You are to run Startup Repair , for at least three times, with restarts in between every single run .

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Tried to install windows 7 and during the installation it failed and when it restarted my laptop it came up bootmgr miss press ctrl + alt + del to restart.

Now I formatted my hard drive before I installed it and I kept the disc in after restarting and everytime I turn on my laptop it comes up bootmgr missing press ctrl alt del to restart.

It wont even read the disc now to install and there is nothing on the hard drive so it just keeps going to the same screen.

Anyone know what to do?

A:Bootmgr missing

Hi. Yes.

Put Windows 7 DVD in the drive.

Tap f8 when you boot the pc until you get a choice. Choose the DVD/CD drive. Install Windows.

If that doesn't work for you, go into bios and set the DVD/CD drive to be first boot.

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I am typing this from my mobile device and I have googled how to fix this relentlessly!!!
I have an hp g56 laptop with windows 7
I tried to use a recovery disk but it turns out it was only an antivirus cd. (burned and borrowed from a friend) I had to change the boot order in bios for the cd to boot. The cd loaded, but once I realized it was wrong, I ejected and then tried to change the boot order again
well I got the dreaded bootmgr is missing message. I have no system restore cd.
what can I do to fix this?? Please help.
PS I am using a different battery from my broken hp dv7 laptop, would this make ANY difference??

A:bootmgr missing! please help!

If you have access to another Win 7 computer you can create a Windows 7 system rescue disk and use that to do a startup repair.

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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 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?

A:Bootmgr is missing in MS VPC

Here's the screenshot of the error!

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I have a friend's Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop with 32 bit Vista Home Premium that I was trying to clean up for her. She said it was running like crap so I said I would take a look at it.
She and her kids had installed a bunch of crapware on it (music sharing and the like) so I began by removing as much of that as I could. For what it's worth, she had AVG antivirus installed.
Once I was comfortable that I had removed as much as I needed to, I installed Malwarebytes and ran a complete scan in normal operation mode (not safe mode). I found and quarantined hundreds of infections and it did identify that there were issues with the boot sector.
I decided to then run a complete scan in Safe Mode. This scan found and quarantined a smaller number (~50) infections. Once that was complete, I decided to run another complete scan in Safe Mode. This scan again found approximately the same number of infections. After I performed the same action as I had previously (quarantine, clean up, whatever it does) and attempted to boot following that I got the "Bootmgr is missing" message and of course it won't boot. I ran the onboard Dell diagnostics and there's no indication that there are any hardware issues with the laptop.
I've called her to see if she has her restore CD that must have come with the laptop but haven't heard back.
If she doesn't, what options to I have (short of purchasing and installing a new OS)?
Thanks in advance.

A:Bootmgr is missing

Sounds like you need to repair the MBR ( Master Boot Record) 
Read up on that here => https://encrypted.google.com/#q=how+to+repair+MBR+on+windows+vista+32+bit
Good Luck

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Help! Please and thank you. Originally I was getting an i/o error, after failed attempts to repair without loosing data, I finally gave in and did a system restore. Now I get:
BOOTMGR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

When the system restarts, I either get that message again or I can opt to F12 and boot from D drive. I can get to the repair or restore screen, but everything I have tried has not worked.

When I did a bootrec /oS.... it indicated there was 0 operating systems found.

I am a little OCD and refuse to give up or be beat.... so here I am

A:Bootmgr is Missing

What happens when you run this commandbootrec /rebuildbcdSame error?

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i have a compaq presaro cq60 laptop and i removed a hard drive from another cq60 laptop and put in my computer cq60. when i cut the computer on i get the message missing bootmgr.thew hard drive is good but what i'm wondering is  is there a way to boot the computer to the recovery particition and restore the computer. the f11 key doesn't bring up the recovery console. i've downloadedn so called recovery disk from the internet but when it ask to load drivers for the hard drive i don't know where they are. almost forgot its vista any help will be grealtly appreciated.

A:missing bootmgr

Unfortunately there is a problem with taking a hdd that has had a Windows operating system installed on one computer and then installing it on another computer.  Windows recognizes certain identifiers from the motherboard chipset.  When you start Windows it recognizes the identifiers and start the operating system.  When you connect the hdd with another motherboard Windows will see the identifiers, when it goes to start it see the different identifiers and basically becomes confused and may not boot at all.  If it does there is a very good chance that the operating system will eventually become inoperable because of the damage to the operating system.
In the future you should run sysprep prior to moving a hdd from one computer to another.
If you run sysprep on the hdd with Windows before moving it you should be be able to move it and boot from it on the other computer. You want to remove all hardware identifiers from the hdd, this generalizes the drive.
Click on the Start orb, then type cmd in the Search box.
cmd will appear under Programs above the search box, right click on it and choose Run as administrator.
This will open the Elevated Command Prompt.
In the Elevated Command Prompt type in CD C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep, then 
use the command: "sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown"
Don't power the drive back on until it's in the other computer.
Note: You'll want to install matching chipset drivers, vi... Read more

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On startup of the computer i am getting an error message saying BOOTMGR is missing. This started happening since i was trying to formet my laptop and i had to stop it in the middle. Also i am having difficulty with my screen resolution. After 5 minits from the startup my laptop screen goes blurry and some random colors appears on the screen with flashes. please help me on this. 

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My neighbor left her HP Pavilion dv9000 laptop for me to look at "cause it's not working." It has Vista Home Premium, but I don't know if it's 32 or 64 bit. No Vista OS DVD, nor did she make recovery disk(s). No USB devices connected and just the single HD. Just plugged in and connected to Internet.

I booted it up and, sure enough, it's not working--BOOTMGR is missing. Press ctrl-alt-del to restart. I was at a loss, so I Googled the problem and read MANY posts on your forum and others about this issue, but no success yet.

I'm hoping one of you pc guru's can point me to a solution. This is what I've done so far:

Booted off a Vista bootable CD>Windows is loading files>Choose language, time & currency format, keyboard or input device=English>Repair Your Computer

The next box (System Recovery Options) tells me to choose an OS, but none is listed. Same box shows "Load Drivers" or "Next">Chose "Next"

Opened a command prompt:
at x:\Sources>typed fixboot>'fixboot' not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch file.
typed fixmbr>same results as above
typed bootrec /fixboot>element not found

Then ran "Startup Repair" for a full 24 hrs. and it was still attempting repairs, so I pulled the plug and started all over again.

This time, at x:\Sources> I typed diskpart>list disk and it shows:
Disk ###=Disk 0
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A:BOOTMGR is missing


In that prompt type in

bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
cd boot
attrib bcd -s -h -r
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
bootrec /RebuildBcd

Were you following these tutorials



Please follow the guides above and see it that fixes it

How much memory does she have if she has 4GB That means x86 if she has more than 4GB x64 bit

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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.

A:BOOTMGR missing?

Run startup repair.

Startup Repair

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

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On startup of the computer i am getting an error message saying BOOTMGR is missing. This started happening since i was trying to formet my laptop and i had to stop it in the middle. Also i am having difficulty with my screen resolution. After 5 minits from the startup my laptop screen goes blurry and some random colors appears on the screen with flashes. please help me on this. 

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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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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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-4300 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7661 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953316 MB, Free - 797621 MB; D: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 1022406 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-78LMT-USB3 6.0
Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

After a System initiated restart following a System detected error the System Displayed BootMgr is Missing press CTRL Alt Delete to restart

However while this booted the system it took an in ordinary time to Boot

Prior to my last Restart I had run "PC SCAN and Repair by Reimage" a tool I have been using for the last several months to optimise my system, NOT This Time however.

I've surfed the WEB for various options but I am in doubt as to the action required ot I should say scared to use them without supervision.

Your assistance is sought to resolved this problem


A:BOOTMGR Missing Win 10 X64

What I forgot to day in respect of my POST ..BOOTMGR is Missing was that Windows 10 was updated from Win 7 Home via the automated upgrade Microsoft offered last year or so


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I have tried everything that I have found to get beyond the "BOOTMGR is missing" message, but have not yet been able to boot into Window 7. Perhaps I am trying to do something that can't be done...

I started with a Windows 7 system that was getting hard drive errors. When I attempted to backup a system image with Macrium Reflect, it would not complete because of hard drive errors. The Win 7 system had 3 partitions on the hard drive: OS, recovery, and a small FAT partition. I finally gave up on getting everything backed up, and only selected the OS and FAT partitions, and got a successful system image created. I then went on to restore the system image to a good hard drive, and started trying to get it to boot. Note: the bad hard drive was still booting okay after a few runs with chkdsk /r.

One thing I noticed is that I think the active partition on the bad hard drive was the recovery partition that did not get successfully backed up. I don't know if that is significant.

I have tried Bootrec (/fixmbr, /fixboot, /rebuildbcd). I have also tried many other things I have found at different websites, such as the following link:


but nothing has worked.

For a while, I was trying with the 2 partitions, then later I deleted the small FAT partition, and tried to work with only the OS partition.

I have tried several methods of rebuilding the BCD, refreshing it, etc.,

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A:BootMGR is missing

What most likely happened is when you "imaged" the HDD you also imaged the "errors" as well. Any time a HDD is going bad, it almost always is impossible to successfully image the drive at that point. This is why you always want to make sure that you have recent backups made on a certain interval.

What I would do at this point:
1. Hard format the entire HDD.
2. Boot from either a Windows Media and reinstall the OS, or
3. Boot from a recovery disk set

Once the OS is reinstalled, you need to install any pertinent drivers and software (Windows updates, etc.) and THEN make a new backup of the fresh drive. Then begin to reinstall any files or programs you want on to the new drive.

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I am having disp driver issues and to see if it was the OS, I installed on a Raptor I had laying around. So anyway, I formatted the Raptor with the install dvd and then installed vista. When it rebooted it when back to my array and told me that bootmgr.exe not found C-A-D to restart.

How did changing one drive effect another, my super-safe raid 5? Anyway I ran the recovery option from the dvd and then read through the details.

Root cause found:

boot critical file c:\windows...\crcdisk.sys is corrupt
repair action: file repair
result: failed error code = 0x2

repair action: system restore
result: completed successfully. error code 0x0
root cause found

system volume on disk is corrupt

repair action: file system repair
result: completed successfully. error code 0x0.
There's a lot more but that what stands out. Now when I hit the close, finish and it reboots. The screen goes black and hangs with a underscore flashing in the top left. I do a hard-off and it tried to boot back into vista but I get the crcdisk.sys is missing and the cycle continues.

Why if it repairs everything do I still get these errors? Is there a way to replace the bootmgr.exe without running the recovery, can it be copied from another partition/install over to my boot drive?

I see quite a bit of these bootmgr problems, why did microsoft make this file so vulnerable to corruption?

A:BOOTMGR.EXE is missing

maybe there's raid drivers you need to load?

can you boot to safe mode?

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I started wanting to dual boot Vista and Ubuntu on my desktop. Vista was on a SATA drive and Ubuntu was on an IDE drive. Everything was going fine, but some of the applications that I needed for school either didn't have an alternative on Ubuntu or wouldn't work through Wine, so I decided to remove Ubuntu and just run Vista. I reformatted the HD that Ubuntu was on and tried to boot into Vista but got the GRUB 17 error. I finally fixed that but now when I try to boot Vista I get a "Cannot find Bootmgr" error. I tried running the recovery program on the Vista disc but this does not fix the problem. I am able to boot into Windows if I set my first boot device to be the CD drive. I just want to be able to boot Vista normally without having the install DVD in the drive.

A:Bootmgr missing

I figured out what to do. The bootmgr and boot folders were on the wrong drive so all I have to do was copy them over to my other HD.

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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.

A: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

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


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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.

A: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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When I try to boot up I get the message "BOOTMGR is missing"Can anyone help?

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My laptop is acer is acer v5 - 471. .I try to format and install new os..it started installation nd during the process it undergone restart and then immediately it says bootmgr is missing and at the same time the power to my cd drive stopped and the cd struck in it..eventhough I managed to get my cd out but the laptop says bootmgr is missing and I cannot even get the access to boot menu..wat to do now??

A:Bootmgr is missing

Hi, what operating system was originally installed?
What operating system are you now trying to install?
What is happening when you use the Cd - is it loading and then booting up from the Cd?

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Hey if anyone can help me out
with this it would be hugely
Basically i put a new hard drive
into my computer and tried to
install windows XP
It keeps saying bootmgr is
missing, press ctrl + alt + del to
The OEM windows XP Service ppack 3 .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.


System manufacturer and model?
Who provided your Windows XP disk?
If you have a valid XP install disk, complete with Recovery Console...you can try running the FIXBOOT command.  See #6 at http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-things-you-can-do-when-windows-xp-wont-boot/ .

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I am trying to format my system. I don't have any CD . the screen shows the message bootmgr is missing.

A:Bootmgr is missing.

Do you have the windows 7 keys?If you windows came pre-installed it will be present at the back of laptop or remove the battery and check. After you get the keys. Go to microsoft's website and download the iso burn it to a DVD and now you can reinstall your windows. If not sure you can ask me. I'll post a video guide, how to do that. reply me if it works.Thanks..........

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This is driving absolutely crazy. Whenever I try to install Windows 7 to my new computer (I just built it, completely new parts) it says it was unable to install because it was "unable to format a partition." I ran a diagnostics and it said that the problem was that the "bootmgr was missing." Whenever I install, I install it to Disk 0 Partition 2. I have tried just about everything, and nothing is working. Could my hard drive be damaged, or is it something else?


A:Bootmgr is missing.

Try using Dban on the HDD first then install Windows 7, you can create the partition after you install from inside Windows 7 just as easily.

If you need to install RAID just hit F10 on start up with the Win 7 DVD in the drive, use the Windows 7 drivers on the disk if you need to set up RAID.

it works better if you use the first SATA port 0 on the board. Don't forget to enable the SATA drives and RAID if you are using it in bios.

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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?

A: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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many users, including me, get the message 'bootmgr is missing' but it seems their situations are different, so the suggested solutions don't work for me or are simply not understandable for a non-expert like me.

i have a brandnew netbook, acer aspire 1410, with windows 7 (64-bit) pre-installed - not on disc. external acer cd/dvd-drive.
after installing several programs i used window's disk management to make a partition on the harddisk: shrinked c for system/programs, d for data. had to restart, then got 'bootmgr is missing'.

i googled, found a way to use imgburn to burn a windows 7 64 bit repair disc.
changed the netbook's bios to boot from the dvd. one time something happened: windows was loading files, asked me for a repair, told me problems were found and windows would repair them. but not.
after new restart: same error message again. rebooting again from the repair dvd not possible. most of the time it is not recognized. burning a second dvd didnt help. sometimes there is first a message 'memory overflow error', after that 'bootmgr is missing'.

if it is missing, is there any other place where i can find 'it' (what exactly?), copy it and then put it... where? how?

i have another acer laptop, with windows vista 32 bit. is there anything in there i could copy to the new netbook?

or any other solution?
i could consider to reset everything to factory settings, but then i loose all my already installed programs/settings.

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A:Bootmgr is missing - different from others

When you created the new paritition, it must have damaged or moved the MBR resulting in the error you are receiving.

You need to be able to boot the Win7 Repair CD, select Repair and click through to Recovery Tools to select Startup Repair, run it up to 3 separate times with reboots as it will attempt to repair before rewriting the MBR.

Check your BIOS setup again to make sure the CD drive is still set to boot first, otherwise look for the key given on first bootup screen for Boot Menu to trigger CD boot.

If CD will not boot, then download the Repair console from the link below and write the .iso file to a flash stick using UltraISO trial version as given here: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Repair console ISO download: Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs &#x2014; The NeoSmart Files

Once you get Win7 started, if you will post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map we can look it over from any problems for you. Use Snipping Tool in Start Menu, attach file using paper clip in reply box.

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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 partitioned my HD in attempt to dual boot linux. But with a botched install of linux, I am now getting the above error when I try to boot back into windows. I have booted from an install dvd, gone to the command prompt and ran these commands I found in another thread.
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /rebuildbcd

All three commands were completed successfully but in the end, still no go. Any other suggestions I could try?

Update, problem solved, for some reason, startup repair failed on the first two attempts but worked on the third try.

A:Missing bootmgr

Hi Riley

Try this:

Startup Repair

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I have looked everywhere online for a solution to this problem and can not figure out to fix it. Please read the entire post before replying, because everytime I see my problem posted on other sites, people give answers that if they had read the whole post, they would know is impossible.

Here we go.

I recently built a new computer. I decided to use my old hard drive that was running Windows XP, since it was a good drive, but I was going to format it, and put Windows 7 on instead.

Step 1- I built computer
Step 2 - I completely formatted the drive via "format c:" in command prompt. At this point, there is no OS, or anything on the disk.
Step 3 - Set BIOS to boot from CD/DVD
Step 4 - Insert Windows 7 disc into drive
Step 5 - Restart computer

Now this is where I have my issues. In BIOS I have it set to boot from CD/DVD first, and do not have boot to hard drive selected at all.

The computer will load, flash the mobo's splash screen, then I get "Booting from CD/DVD: _"

After a few seconds there it tells me "BOOTMGR is missing, Press ctlr+alt+del to restart"

I restart, and no matter what I do, I have the same error.

Now please, do not tell me to put in the windows 7 disc, boot to it, select keyboard reason etc... I can not get to any windows screen, or get the CD to boot, period.

Does anyone know what I can do to fix this issue?

A:BOOTMGR is Missing

Hi and welcome,

What is he source of your Windows 7 installation DVD?

Step 2 - I completely formatted the drive via "format c:" in command prompt. At this point, there is no OS, or anything on the disk.

I'm a bit confused about Step 2 - how did you format the C: when you didn't have an installed OS? Once we can get you to boot to an installation DVD properly, we can show you how to use DISKPART and the CLEAN command to do that properly.


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My Windows 7 got corrupted so I thought to install my windows xp disc
When I try to install it says BOOTMGR is missing press ctrl + alt + del
to restart.

How can I fix this issue? My Hardrive is empty formatted.

A:BOOTMGR is missing!

I have the windows 7 recovery disk also, is there anyway I can add BOOTMGR then install windows XP?

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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???

A:bootmgr missing


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