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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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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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Hello all, i have a HP Mini laptop, Windows XP, and everytime i boot it up this error message appears: BOOTMGR is missing. I know what it means but need help fixing it.


A:BOOTMGR is missing

Welcome to the forum, have a look at this Tutorial:
Bootmgr is missing

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Hi everyone,
I have an Asus 1001pxd eee pc running Windows 7. Like most other netbooks, it features no Floppy or CD-ROM drives, but instead two USB drives. So my problem is this. A while back, I started experiencing strange glitches in Windows, including the inability to move the taskbar down all the way, and the inability to open folders (including Control Panel and Windows Explorer). Basically I was stuck with my desktop and Firefox. I downloaded a Windows Explorer alternative to open Control Panel and solve the problem. I was able to successfully uninstall WindowBlinds and Personalization Panel, which I suspected might be the source of the problem. Upon uninstallation of WindowBlinds, I was instructed to restart the computer, which I did. After the usual start-up tests but before the OS Selection screen (I dual-boot), I was presented with this dreaded error message:
BOOTMGR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
Imagine my horror. So, to conclude my long anecdote, is there possibly anything I can download onto a USB flash drive that can fix this problem? For example, could I download BOOTMGR onto a flash drive and copy it to the hard disk? Note that I already tried pressing F9 to do System Recovery, to no avail. The same outcome followed resetting BIOS to the factory defaults. I heard that there is a key that allows me to get to the Advanced Startup Options screen, but it's useless to me as I can't get that far before the error. Links and help would be greatly ... Read more

A:BOOTMGR is missing!

Have a look at http://smallvoid.com/article/windows-usb-boot.html

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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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So I was doing the steps in this thread, and I came to the point where you set the partition to 'active. However, I accidently turned my computer off and now it tried to boot from that partition and it gives me the error message "BOOTMGR is missing" because I literally don't have anything on the disk yet. No Windows 7, nothing.

My question for you is: Can I change the partition that is being booted in BIOS or how do I change that?

A:BOOTMGR is missing

Hopefully you remember which partition was marked Active, either the Win7 partition or its 100mb System Reserved (Preferred if you have it) partition on most setups.

Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

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

A:Missing bootmgr

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

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Someone built a computer for my girlfriends dad and he was installing windows 7 on it and from what i'm told it just comes up with "BOOTMGR is missing", i already tried getting them to disconnect the hard drive and reconnect it and also try a different operating disk to see if it is the software. I was not told the spec of the PC because it is unknown to him.
Any ideas on how to fix this?

A:BOOTMGR is missing


Originally Posted by xxmattxx

Someone built a computer for my girlfriends dad and he was installing windows 7 on it and from what i'm told it just comes up with "BOOTMGR is missing", i already tried getting them to disconnect the hard drive and reconnect it and also try a different operating disk to see if it is the software. I was not told the spec of the PC because it is unknown to him.
Any ideas on how to fix this?

Hi, this did occur for me?too some week ago.
You need to have bios to boot from your cd rom player.
Have the windows 7 disk in. Reboot, start form the disk, wait for it to load windows files, then choose your langue, then klick repair. it will do a quick scan and say that it found errors in the start up sequence. click repair. It will work for a while and then reboot. Do not boot from the disk this time to see if it works. hopefully it does the trick for you. If not (like in my case), then you will have to put in the disc again and let the comp boot from it and load the files again. then choose the CMD and type in:
bootrec.exe /fixboot

that did the trick for me.

Though I'm not some kind of pro i would await someone elses response too to confirm my methods.But as said this has happened twice for me worked both.

Regards Philip

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SO when i turn on my laptop it says bootmgr missing and nothing else. i cant get it to go into anything but f12 nothing works. also i dont have any recovery disc

A:Bootmgr is missing

Can you get into the BIOS (Setup) and see if it detects the hard drive? And run a diagnostic if there is one?

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Hey everyone.....
I'm trying to help a friend of mine repair his laptop. It's an HP G71 with Windows 7.
He's about to get married and his future wife had alot of important pics/info on it they would like to save.
So I don't want to jump into a factory restore just yet.
It has this problem:
Not sure how it got in it's current state...you know how that goes

They bought it at Wal-Mart, so no Windows 7 disk. Last night i made a Window 7 64 bit repair disk to use.
I ran the starup repair option all night and it never went past this screen:
Then I did this:
What next? Am I on the right track?

Thank You!

A:BootMGR is missing...............HP G71

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

A:Bootmgr is Missing

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

restart the computer

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Hi All

I have my brothers laptop and the laptop is sitting at BOOTMGR is missing, I can get into BIOS. It will not see recovery disk and will not go into safe mode!!!

It is set to boot from CD Rom but does not see the recovery disc. Is there anything that I can do? As I am now stuck


A:BOOTMGR is missing

have you tried to restart with the disk in?

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Hello, first time post.

I was recently pationing my friends toshbia Salitle laptop (P05-S6177) but something went wrong it could not find a file so we canceld it now i have a error message saying BOOTMGR is missing.

Things ive tried
including /bootfix
i downloaded vista recovery cds tryed doing autmatic repairs none of these are working
And also vista came reinstalled so i do not have the serial key to reinstall it im really confused some help would really make my day!

A:BootMGR missing


What were you partitioning it with?

What file file couldn't it find?

It is likely that bootmgr is still where it always was - but windows isn't looking in the right place.

The partition containing bootmgr needs to be marked Active.

Try the free Partition Wizard boot disc. ( d/l the PW .iso , burn to cd-r with isoburner - do not format the cd).

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to boot computer directly to manage partition.


Boot the PW cd , when it asks about screen resolution,make sure NUM LOCK is on, then press1 , then press Enter.

Rt click the Vista partition, select Modify>Set as Active, click Apply.

Hope it helps.

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Hi, Im using W7 64bit Home SP1 and while changing letters of my drives (in Administrative Tools / Computer Management / Disk Management) I accidentally clicked on 'Mark as active partition' on a non-system disk. I googled how to undo it since theres no such option in the Disk Management but I read that as long as the actual system disk is marked system and active (and a few more things I dont remember but which it all did) and all the disks are marked Healthy its ok to keep even the nonsystem disk active. But after putting computer into hibernation and then waking it up again I got a 'BOOTMGR is missing' error during the boot which prevents me in starting Windows.

I have done this:
- repaired a startup problem using the W7 install disk that the installation offered me itself (I dont remember what exactly it was called but it was supposed to add two files, one or both of them being WinRE)
- restored a 2 days old restore point also using the W7 install disk
- unplugged the nonsystem disk (the one that I marked active)

Neither of them helped.

I would have simply reinstalled the Windows but from what Ive read there are only two types of installation - an upgrade and a clean installation that deletes files. Since its not an upgrade, I would have lost my files which I prefer not to. And I dont know how to backup my files on a DVD or something else without being able to start the Windows.

What do you guys suggest? Thanks for your help.

A:BOOTMGR is missing

Nevermind, just solved it using the 1st method mentioned here: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...ng-winre/8bb148bc-8035-4847-9696-888f7a0a9720

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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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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.


A:BOOTMGR missing

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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 need help with this problem im having. I can't boot the system because BOOTMGR is missing when I try to start up... I can't boot from my windows vista cd because of this problem. I also put the startup device as the cd. Oh yeah.. I deleted the main partition... and reinstalled vista but it failed... so I think that is what caused the problem.

A:BOOTMGR is missing.

This wouldn't stop you from booting from your Vista CD. Go into your system BIOS and set your CD/DVD drive to the first boot device, then boot into the CD.

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After having to reinstal win 8 due to stupidity on my part I am now getting the bootmgr missing.

I have tried doing what it says in the MS page to rebuild it, but it still says it's missing.

Note Use the Bootrec.exe tool to troubleshoot "Bootmgr Is Missing" issue. If rebuilding the BCD does not resolve the startup issue, you can export and delete the BCD, and then run this option again. By doing this, you make sure that the BCD is completely rebuilt.

To do this, type the following commands at the Windows RE command prompt:
bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backupc:cd bootattrib bcd -s -h -rren c:\boot\bcd bcd.oldbootrec /RebuildBcd
I have followed this to the letter, but it still says bootmgr missing on startup.

Under command prompt C:\Boot I now have

20,480 BCD
77,824 bcd.old

(along, of course, with a load of other stuff)

So it is there

I have 3 discs

vol 1 is d: and is for data (d:data)
vol 2 is c: and is for software, (this contains the windows)
vol 3 is f: and is just a data backup from d: (f: data backup)

all the commands run under bootrec are successful and it finds the windows installation under c:

Any other ideas?

Thanks, Steve

ps for those interested in the stupid part...
my ISP wanted me to check the download speed in safe mode and the way I got into SF was by altering the msconfig file.

Trouble then started when it would not recognise my password, or the 4 digit quick code I had chosen.

So that was it as I then could not get back to the normal... Read more

A:bootmgr missing

Try this, it works for me...Boot your Windows DVD and enter command line...by choosing repair options, then do these commands in order:

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /rebuildbcd

Hope it works for you.

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hi, i tried to dual boot my lenovo think pad laptop. i have win 7 as my existing o.s. I opened disk management and on the d:/ drive i made it into active. and i turned off my laptop. when turned it.. my laptop is keeps on showing "Bootmgr is missing... press ctrl+alt+del to restart.. " message.
what should i do now?

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

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

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

System Repair Disc - Create

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

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


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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?

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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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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.

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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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Alright let's start this frustrating plead for help!! I thought my lap top was out dated with whatever codec is so I updated an ???? Mypcbackup. Which added other files to my desktop ugh and now we have... bootmgr is missing. Here's the best part I have no backup disc of any sort available. I am sitting in a hotel room on a biz trip in a far away land and my world just went black YIKES

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I am mid stride a pre boot system assessment build 4122 if that helps anyone help me. .

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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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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

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What happens when you run this commandbootrec /rebuildbcdSame error?

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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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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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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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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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4060 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset, 1806 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 227992 MB, Free - 154362 MB; E: Total - 457920 MB, Free - 457816 MB; G: Total - 194955 MB, Free - 194819 MB; H: Total - 495945 MB, Free - 279731 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 06390H
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
I have a computer running win8.1 which will not boot. I get a massage saying BootMgr is missing. I have tried doing a repair using the update installation disk without success. One option is to refresh the drive but this would mean loosing my installed programs. I was pprepared to suffer this but was then told that the disk was locked. Can I repair the missing BootMgr by any other means ? if not how do I unlock the drive?

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Hello, did you enable Bitlocker on that drive? That is usually the case when you are prompted that the drive is locked. Can you confirm?
The Cleaver

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Hi I have a problem with my laptop(hp a few months old, x64, the windows 7(home premium version) was pre-installed so i had to donwload the ISO version of the system recovery)...I'm sure your familiar with the bootmgr missing problem... I've been online all day checking for solutions, this is what I've tried so far:
1) System recovery, the start up repair: It didn't work, I tried it a few times and I got no solutions and the OS didn't show ( I read on forum it really doesn't matter)

NOTE: In the system recovery options screen above the starup repair options it said " Operating system: Unknown on (Unknown) Local disk"

I looked into Local Disk C: and i noticed there the temp folder and a "BCD_Backup" file there... don't know if it supped to be there or not... might be helpfull to finding my solution

2) After I tried several command prompt solutions, here are the steps and results after each step:

Solution A

A. Type c: and press <Enter>.
B. At the C:\ prompt, type cd boot and press <Enter>.
C. At the C:\Boot prompt, type the following commands and press Enter after each command.
bootrec /RebuildBcd RESULT :Total identified windows installations: 0
bootrec /FixMbr RESULT: the operation completed successfully
bootrec /FixBoot RESULT: the operation completed successfully

I was not sure which drive to use so i did this on both drives C: and D: and the only diffrence is that in the command pr... Read more

A:bootmgr missing

I have had this issue before, in my early linux days when i was dual booting windows/linux and removed the linux partition which i later found out that had taken over the master boot record.

I am currently at work and do not have access to my solution to how i fixed mine (although slightly different than yours) i will have a look tonight and see if i can remember what i did.

Sorry i could not be of much help!


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

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

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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?

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

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