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Q: bootmgr is missing in windows7home premium in dell inspiron15R-2106SLV

I bought a new dell inspiron15R-2106SLV and when i am doing some changes in disk management i found error like Bootmgr is missing Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart

I am unable to use my lappy as its not going into OS side..

So someone help me on this issue what to do next by step by step procedure.

Thanks in advance..

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A: bootmgr is missing in windows7home premium in dell inspiron15R-2106SLV

What changes did you make in Disk mgmt? Did you change the Active partition without knowing what you're doing? This would make it unbootable.

If so mark Win7 or its 100mb System Reserved partition Active: Mark Partition Active

If it doesn't start then, run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times

Other steps here for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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i have hpe210y- yesterday i turned off my desktop with power switch, today, the pc is not working it has message BOOT mgr IS MISSING   press alt+ctrl+del , and the screen keeps staying like that, i donot have product key or cds, the system is windows home premium 7,  and i had purchased as is ....operating .what should i do.only yesterday , it was working normally, i used to turn off from START , BUT I SWITCHED OFF, THIS TIME , and now  it doesnot start or do anything at all, the page stays :- bootmgr is missing..press alt+ctrl+del....


That usually means that the hard drive has either been corrupted, somehing/someome deleted the Boot Manager, the hard drive has failed.  The typical call is to start up with a repair disk and pick repair the OS.  If that does not wotk then boot to a command prompt and run thesebootrec /FixMbr
bootrec /FixBoot
bootrec /RebuildBcd 

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I know this problem is a quick and easy fix, but I don't really have what I need.

I am trying to use a Windows 7 Ultimate PE cd to fix the BootMGR missing from a Windows 7 Home Premium. I know its incompatible, but it is all I have to work with, that or Windows 7 Professional. I was just wondering if there is a way I can make it possible to work with the Ultimate or Professional PE to fix this problem. this is a client computer and I have no idea of any other program other than EasyBCD but idk if that is bootable off a cd.

Any help or advice?

A:BootMGR missing. Trying to use a Windows 7 Ultimate PE on Home Premium

Quote: Originally Posted by countryb

I know this problem is a quick and easy fix, but I don't really have what I need.

I am trying to use a Windows 7 Ultimate PE cd to fix the BootMGR missing from a Windows 7 Home Premium. I know its incompatible, but it is all I have to work with, that or Windows 7 Professional. I was just wondering if there is a way I can make it possible to work with the Ultimate or Professional PE to fix this problem. this is a client computer and I have no idea of any other program other than EasyBCD but idk if that is bootable off a cd.

Any help or advice?

Welcome to SevenForums.

Bootmgr is missing - Fix

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I have a windows 7 home premium desktop HP Pavillion, and I began to look for videos on how to factory reset your computer, and so after following the video steps i did what the video told me, I restarted my computer, pressed f11, and then I clicked system recovery. I followed the instructions and got the error code 0xe0ef0003, so I clicked finish.

So then I rebooted my pc and then i began to get the bootmgr is missing press crtl+alt+delete.

Any suggestions on how to fix. I got a cds just in case and I only have another windows 8 laptop so i cant make a recovery disk on windows 8 laptop on a windows 7 computer. I can still run system recovery and the bios i'm doing a system repair but it's taking too long.

A:BootMgr is missing press ctrl+alt+delete HP Windows 7 Home Premium

Update: The system repair didn't seem to fix the problem.

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I recently bought a Dell vostro 1520. The configuration is:

-Intel® Core? 2 Duo T6670 w/VT (2.1GHz, 2MB L2, 800MHz FSB)
-Genuine Windows® 7 Professional, with Media, 32-bit, English
-4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz, 2 DIMM
-Intel® Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
-500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with Free Fall Sensor

After a few upgrades, Windows7 started giving me trouble. After using system restore 3-4 times, when the problems didnt stop, I formatted my hard drive.

Now I am trying to install Windows xp on my laptop, but it gives an error "bootmgr.exe is missing".

Kindly help me to install windows xp.

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I assume that I got a virus which crashed my computer. I shut down my computer to try and stop the virus ,but it was to late. When I restarted my computer I get the message BootMGR is missing ,Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart and thats all It do ,es. I can not bring up the factory reset,but I have the vista recovery disk which will not do any thing either . It will not list any operating systems to repair when prompted . I did a full diognostic test and everything passed.
At this point I dont care if I get everything back I just want to be able to get it working.
I do not know alot about computers and need help so I can learn .

This is what happens:

I install vista recovery cd f2 to bring up cd rom
It loads
Install windows screen comes up ,language and preferences select next
Install now (please wait)
Licence terms ,I accept
which type of install do you want, upgrade is there but not available, so I select custom advanced
it ask where do you want to install options: Disk 0 Patition 2 10.o GB
Disk o partition 3 Size 101.7 GB
Disk 0 Partition 4 Size 1.0 MB
partition 2 says-- unable to find a system volume that meets its criteria for installation
partition 3 says samething same thing
partition 4 says -- can not be installed this hard disk space. windows must be installed to a partition formatted as NTFS
If I go to repair computer , It ask to select an operating system to repair and there is none listed to continue.

Please help what can I do .

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My Dell Latitude D630came pre installed with Vista Business.
I downloaded the Windows 7 ISO image and burned it to a DVD using IMG Burn.
I chose to do a fresh install and formatted the C: drive on which vista was present. During installation it worked fine, till after a point it showed that some file was missing and that the installation would abort. The disc had a few scratches on it.
I then tried to make a bootable USB stick with the same ISO. I used UNETBOOTIN for the same.
After that during the installation, the screen never moved past the initial Unetbootin screen, it went into a countdown loop.
When I tried to use the DVD again, it started showing the "Cannot boot from Disc: Code 5" "BOOTMGR MISSING PRESS CNTRL+ALT+DEL TO RESTART" error. I tried the internet for answers, but most of them suggest the repair disc, which I' thinking would work only if there is an existing operating system in place. Here there is no OS present.

Please let me know how can I fix this.


I tried using an Win XP SP3 bootable disc as well right now, and its giving the BOOTMGR MISSING error.

A:BootMgr missing on Dell Latitude D630

kdas said:


My Dell Latitude D630came pre installed with Vista Business.
I downloaded the Windows 7 ISO image and burned it to a DVD using IMG Burn. .Click to expand...

Hi and Welcome,
Where did you download it from?


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For a few days I have been trying to install Windows 10 on my Dell E6220 laptop. I had a working copy of Windows 7 which was installed when I purchased from eBay

One of those steps I took when trying to get it to install was to change the 'active partition' to the main drive (previously it was on a smaller partition)

This appears to have corrupted or deleted BootMGR

The BIOS is locked down with a password, I am able to view settings, but not change them, despite contacting Dell for a password, the one they gave me did not help.

The machine does not have a DVD Drive, but it does have USB slots. However after burning Windows 10 images and Partition Wizard images with both Etcher and Rufus, the booting from USB fails. (when I used F12 for 'one time boot manager')

F8 key for recovery does nothing

I have a fully functional Windows 10 desktop so I could use that to repair the Dell if needed I guess

I also have a USB DVD drive on order, to see if that can be used for recovery

I'd like to get it sorted before that however, hence me asking on here

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I have recently bought an Inspiron 14 x64 based Laptop with Windows 7 64 bit OS (OEM) and receive this msg "BootMgr is Missing." 
1. It was fine at a start, but I allot my partition badly C:drive is only 30GB and Logical drives is 182GB, so I wanted an increase of C:
2. Thru  a web forum I learn about "Partition Wizard Home Edition" downloaded it and use it to come up with a better partition. It was an easy success, quickly my C:drive increased with my desired size. But it was just a short relief for I noticed that my IE 8, YM, Windows Media Player, Mc Afee Security Center and others are not running properly or doesn't run anymore.
3. I resorted to a RESET to Factory Settings thru a DELL Local Back-up that comes with my unit. It did pretty good. All was just like the way it was. (I dont have to worry about my files coz I have an external modem to transfer everything)
4. Normal function is there for an hour, but to my curiosity I check on disk management and found out RECOVERY DRIVE is the one Active compared to C:Drive before.  I then Mark C:Drive as ACTIVE without knowing my OS doesn't seat there anymore (just I thought).
5. When I restart, there I got BOOTMGR is missing press CTRL+ALT+DEL.
6. And my problem is still not resolved, I tried to use a Repair Disk which I burned earlier but it did not work as well even if I choose boot from CD/DVD on boot options.
7. What could be my best solution? My package did not ... Read more

A:BootMgr is Missing in Dell Inspiron 14 / Windows 7

I have the same issue, and stupidly I did the same change, I can not boot from CD, I already tried, the same message appears, any suggestions?

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I made a dumb mistake:  The computer is running W7 Pro, and had boot problems (without the "BOOTMGR Is Missing" message). There was no hardware change to the computer. Instead of me using something like "Easy Recovery Essentials" to fix the problem (found out later I should have done my homework), I immediately attempted to reinstall W7 Pro.  I guess I wiped out the Windows 7 installed that was there (with the error message about booting) There was no recovery partition on the hard drive, and the original OS was Windows XP (if that is any help; but bought it with W7 Pro installed). I attempted the reinstall twice and gotten errors that the installation could not be completed....".  Now, I get that error message, "BOOTMGR IS Missing" when I turn on the computer.  I didn't get that message before I tried to reinstall the OS, just that Windows could not boot.  Now, when I turn on the computer, that's the message I get each time: "BOOTMGR Is Missing".  Can I please get some help.  It is my granddaugter's computer and she needs it for schoolwork.  It's old, but it worked just great with 4GB of RAM and 3GHGZ speed, 64-Bit.  I am appreciative of any assistance I can get.  Thanks.

A:Dell Optiplex 755 "BOOTMGR Is Missing" error. Need assistance

Try doing a startup repair with the install disk as shown in the steps here. At step 6 you should see your OS listed. It may take up to three tries for startup repair to fix the problem.

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Hello Forum,

Super stumped on this one. I have a Dell Laptop that just rolled into the shop and it throws a Missing BOOTMGR error. I checked out the drive and it is an XP install, however the NTLDR, NTDETECT.COM and BOOT.INI are all missing. Since this laptop used to be a Windows 7 OS and now is solely windows XP, why would it need to find the BOOTMGR file?

I added the file in and it still runs into problems. Every time I add in the NTLR and NTDETECT.COM it still throws the missing BOOTMGR error.

I tried running the FIXBOOT and FIXMBR with no avail. I also ran disk checks with Ubuntu and still no go.

Any reason why it would be looking for the BOOTMGR on an XP partition?

A:Missing BOOTMGR issue on Dell with Windows XP partition?

Windows 7 uses BCD (Boot Configuration Data), and not BOOT.INI.

Who removed Windows 7 and replaced with it Windows XP?

What's happened to the boot.ini file? - Microsoft Windows Help

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Hello Sevenforums,
This is my first post so please tell me if I do anything wrong. After using Windows Anytime Upgrade to upgrade my Windows 7 Home Premium to Ultimate and restarting, I get the "BOOTMGR missing error". Interestingly, if I shut down the laptop at this screen and turn it on, it loads the OS selection screen perfectly (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 dualboot).

I've tried the "repair windows" function, running the startup problems fixer, but to no luck.
Below is what came out from bcdedit:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device boot
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
extendedinput Yes
resumeobject {c279be75-9b51-11de-9b93-a29d207e6d0e}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30
displaybootmenu Yes
customactions 0x1000085000001
custom:5400000f {7f30e192-c241-11df-89c1-ec1233da63e2}

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
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A:"BOOTMGR missing" after upgrading Windows 7 Home Premium to Ultimate

Make sure Win7 HD is set first HD to boot in BIOS setup, Mark Active Win7 or it's 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred), run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts on its own.

Then use this method to Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7 which may help avoid GRUB irreparably corrupting Win7 when it's on the same HD.

Safest is to install each to separate HD's booted only via BIOS boot order or one-time BIOS Boot Menu.

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Hi guys.
I have the Dell Inspiron N7110. Used the data safe app in windows to do the factory restore. It finished fine. Restarts and says bootmgr missing. I know what this means. But don't have discs nor any f key option to get into any recovery mode etc. I've already req dell send the factory recover discs.

I don't see how their own app broke this.

A:Dell Inspiron N7110 factory restore bootmgr missing

Quote: Originally Posted by buggs1a

Hi guys.
I have the Dell Inspiron N7110. Used the data safe app in windows to do the factory restore. It finished fine. Restarts and says bootmgr missing. I know what this means. But don't have discs nor any f key option to get into any recovery mode etc. I've already req dell send the factory recover discs.

I don't see how their own app broke this.

Hi buggs1a,

Welcome to Seven forums.

I apologize for all the inconvenience this issue has caused and promise you that I will do my best to resolve this issue to your satisfaction.

Dell Datasafe software should not have caused this issue. If you have made a backup on a external drive or CD and if it is still in the system make sure that you remove them and restart the system.

There is a different way to do a factory restore for the system based on Windows 7. Please check the link below which explains the same:


If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.

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Im the owner of Dell Latitude e6430.
Two days ago, I tried to reinstall my Win7 from recovery partition.
I did it before, using ctrl-F11, and everything was ok.
But this time, ive just seen "bootmgr is missing...".
I called technical support in Poland, where the guy told me that only one option, since my gyarantee is over, is to download Win10 and install it from bootable cd.
He also told me, that after this it is possible to return to Win7, using the recovery partition.
I did install Won10 and everything is fine, but i really dont like it.
So i want to return to Win7.
And this is the problem.
Recovery partition is still there with all the files on it.
But ctrl-F11 or F8 option doesnt work.
Does anybody know how to use this partition to return to Win7 in my case.
Tank you :)

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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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Hi I am a newbie I need help with my windows 7 Home premium I recently started having problems with it first lost jump in startup then lost I think windows installer every time I tried to download an exe file it would open it in notepad, I was told to download drive manager software which I did. It allowed someone to go into my computer check my drivers and update if needed well they updated 29 drivers but they also told me that I had major software problems and I needed to Have a Microsoft expert look at my computer and have them repair the files. When I got a price for this it was 299.00 a year ouch at this time of year I don't have that kind of money he put everything he found in notepad of course I cant find it I know he got the info from administrative tools componate services event viewer. Is there anyone out there who can help me PLEASE.

A:Need Microsoft expert help Windows7home

This $299 story looks like a virus. I suggest you scan the system - e.g. with Malwarebytes - the free version.

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I cannot run my pc as the above error accurs.
Pc starts only in safemode.

Here is the Hijacklog file. If anyone could help me I would be grateful. Thanks!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 03:16:32, on 2005-01-02
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16671)
Boot mode: Safe mode

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.pl/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet E... Read more

A:Windows7Home, explorer.exe 0xc0000005 error onstartup

Problem solved. I had a rootkit, which was cleaned using Tdsskiller.

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I originally had XP 64 bit

I decided to get 32 bit

So I loaded up my Vista disk and formated the hard drive.

I then put in my XP 32 bit disk to see the error...

I have tried tons of commands, the repair tool (which won't let me repair). So I am pretty much out of ideas.

Any help? Thanks.

edit - my sister is making me a cd which kills everything on my hard drive so its more or less brand new, hopefully that will fix things

A:Bootmgr Is Missing

Okay the disk didn't work :|

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My internet disconnected because my WIFI driver I guess bugged out and froze. The only way to get the dongle working again is to reboot so I clicked shutdown, and it froze on windows is shutting down. I then did what I hate doing and that's forcing the computer off with the power button but had no choice.

Upon reboot, BOOTMGR is missing press ctrl alt del to restart so I did. BOOTMGR is missing, BOOTMGR is missing. Told myself not to panic. I've been building computers and repairing then since I'm 9. I'm now 29 on Wednesday and taught myself everything I know.

It's OK Commack, it's just a start up issue. You don't need to reinstall Windows. Something I definitely didn't want to do. Where's my Win 7 disc? Oh, it's downstairs in the room where I'm keeping important stuff but my Mom is in there sleeping and the door is locked. Damn!

But wait! I have ANOTHER one from my uncles computer I built for him. I went and dug it out of the office and popped it in. I then booted from the DVD drive, and it started to load Window files. I hit next, and clicked repair my computer. It then found Windows on my C: drive, and I selected it. I then chose start up repair. 5 seconds later it told me to reboot, and I rebooted. It went past post, and no BOOTMGR is missing popped up.

I was then greeted with " Windows Is Starting " and here I am back in action good as new. That is why I ALWAYS tell people to never just turn off their computer. Always hit restart or shutdown, and let th... Read more

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Hi i just got an problem with my pc and i can't seem to find the problem online so im asking here instead.
I accidently started boot by deault settings (don't remember exactly what it said). And it came up bootmgr is missing, my windows 7 is already working fine, but evry time i start my computer now. bootmgr is missing always come up, so now i have to restart my computer and click f12 to choose the driver i have my windows 7 on.
What can i do to get get rid off it?

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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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hey i got the notorious bootmgr is mssing error when i started my laptop yesterday..
so i followed the instructions shown on some websites to fix it.
my laptop did not come with a windows vista recovery cd so i went online and just copied the recovery image on a cd to use for my laptop.
i followed the directions to boot the laptop with the cd.. i got to the windows vista setup screen to choose my language etc. moved on then the next page was to chose "Repair my computer" i clicked on that and it was searching for an operating system on a drive.. blank. nothing was found. the only options was load driver or hit next w.o chosing anything. any suggestions? thanks in advance

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I have two identical hard drives on my computer :

Drive A : Windows 7 installed

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

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

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

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

I appreciate your help

Saturn 3

A:BOOTMGR missing

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

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I recenly had to wipe my hard drive due to a virus and when I try to reinstall windows it keeps telling me the "bootmgr is missing" and I should press ctrl+alt+del to restart (that doesnt even restart). I have gone into my bios and disabled all unneccesary drives. Please help me.

A:Bootmgr Missing

Do you have your BIOS set to boot from the cd drive first? Also make sure you have a bootable windows CD in your cd drive, that the drive isn't disabled, and that you press a key within the alotted 5 seconds (when prompted) to boot from the cd.

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I have two identical hard drives on my computer :
Drive A : Windows 7 installed
Drive B : To be used for back ups from drive A.No operating system installed.
Now I intend to install an O/S ( Windows 7 ) on Drive B by removing the drive A.
Then I insert the Windows DVD,shut computer down,restart again and from what
I know this should start to install Windows 7
However this does not happen,I get a message BOOTMGR missing.
My question/problem : how can I install the BOOTMGR onto drive B ?
I appreciate your help

A:BOOTMGR missing

Make sure DVD/CD drive configure to be boot device from BIOS Setup Utility.

"About Boot Priority"

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Well the title explains the error really i recently recieved a BOOTMGR is missing error on start up i've tried using a recovery disk to fix the problem using startup repair but my laptop came with preinstalled vista and i need to find where it's installed for the startup repair to fix it and i have no idea where to look any help would be appreciated

A:BOOTMGR is missing

Hi -

During boot-up, press F10 or ALT+F10 - see if that brings the recovery partition up.

Please provide manufacturer and model number from label on bottom of laptop for further help if you cannot invoke recovery partition.

Regards. . .



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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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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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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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The notebook is rather old, and doesn't have the DVD that it comes with anymore. I have a Windows 8 and Windows 10 disc for it. But those didn't seem to work for whatever reason. What should I try? Should it only be Windows 7 DVD?

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i was installing a new hard drive in my computer and a new cpu fan , right in the middle of installation the computer shut off , i found out that new cpu fan was bad but after trying to start things back up all i get is Bootmgr is missing and will not let me install windows 7 ultimate 32 bit edition , thats as far as it will go when i go into the disc it starts up and i click install and it does not see any hard drive how can i get this to quit saying bootmgr is missing so i can install my system on this new hard drive

A:Bootmgr is missing

Hello JB, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you do not have anything on the hard drive that you want to keep, then you could try this to see if you may be able to install Windows 7 afterwards. Be sure to see links in list below.Open a command prompt at boot. (Option One)
Run the clean (not clean all) command on the hard drive to wipe it clean.
Create a new primary partition on the hard drive. (Option Two)
Hope this helps for now,

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

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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?

A:BOOTMGR is missing

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


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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.

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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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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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About 2 weeks ago, I had this problem upon restarting my gateway laptop, saying "BOOTMGR is missing..press ctrl alt dlt to restart". So when I do ctrl alt dlt, it just keeps saying the same thing over and over again.

I have removed things plugged into my laptop and trying it again, such as mouses etc, and I still get the same response.

Today I went on a search engine and found that this was a common problem. I found many solutions to this problem, but non of them worked for me.

I tried Startup Repair and it says "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically"

I have tried System Restore and it says "to perform an offline System Restore, you must specify which Windows installation you would like to restore.
For examle, if the installation located in "C:\Windows" should be restored, enter the following command:
rstrui.exe /OFFLINE:C:\Windows"
I tried that and nothing happened.

I have tried Windows Complete PC Restore and it says:

"No valid backup locations could be found.
Windows cannot find a backup on the hard disks or DVDs on this computer. Attach the correct hard disk or insert the last backup DVD and then start the restore process again.

I have tried Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool and when I do that it just does something then restarts, then takes me back to the "bootmgr is missing.." screen.

I have tried putting in my recovery cd and reinstalling vista and it didn't work.

If y... Read more

A:bootmgr is missing...

Can only imagine who this is.

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Hi, I'm trying to install XP on a new hard drive in a Dell Inspiron 1200 laptop and I keep getting the same message, "BOOTMGR is missing, hit Ctrl-Alt-Del.  Is there an easy way around this?  The old HD works fine.
Educated Guess

A:XP: BOOTMGR is missing

Bootmgr is part of Vista and Windows 7. Was there a Win7 installation on this hard drive before you tried to install XP?
Follow the steps here to repair the XP install. Use the /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN option.

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


A:BOOTMGR is missing!

Oh, I noticed that you want to install XP.

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

By the way, are you using a SATA drive?

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Having some issues with a desktop upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and was hoping someone might be able to help. The PC was upgraded last Friday with no issues, and has been used and rebooted several times since then, again with no issues encountered. Last night I found it had rebooted itself and was displaying a BOOTMGR IS MISSING error. Rebooted and got the same error again.

I went in to the BIOS to check the boot order, and found that my Primary hard drive was no longer listed and was not available for selection, however I was able to Override and force it to boot in to my Primary drive, so the Windows install is still good and it isn't a bad cable.

On booting in to Windows I ran Chkdsk and found no errors on the drive. I used Advanced Startup to boot in to the Recovery Environment, and tried Startup Repair. Startup Repair could not fix the problem. Thanks, Startup Repair.
Booted to the Command Line and tried bootrec.exe /scanos and it did not identify a Windows installation on the Primary hard drive.

Used Override to boot in to Windows again and had a look at Disk Management and this is where I get out of my depth:

I would have assumed that the System Reserved partition should hold the Boot records, and the main C:\ partition should be the Active one but that doesn't seem to be the case, and I haven't changed anything.

I do have a backup of all my data on an external drive so I can do a clean install if required but am hoping there is a simple fix - any adv... Read more

A:BOOTMGR is Missing

Windows 10 64 bit: Rescue6.1.1081X64.iso - Google Drive
Windows 10 32 bit: Rescue6.1.871X86.iso - Google Drive

Use Rufus - Create bootable USB to create a bootable USB.

Boot up from the USB and on the left panel, click on "Fix Windows Boot Problem"

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

A:Bootmgr is missing

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

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XP pro wont boot, bootmgr missing.

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

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

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

This pc has booted from cd in the past.

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

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

Thank you in advance

A:Bootmgr missing


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Please help! I believe my ex sabotaged my computer. Now when I start up, the only thing I get is a black screen and this message:
"BOOTMGR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

I've put in the install disk and it does nothing. I'm unemployed and soon to be homeless. I desparately need my computer to keep looking for a job. Any advice or assitance is greatly appreciated.

I have a toshiba laptop that was working on Windows XP that I got through an email program with ex employer. Am trying to reinstall with landlord's XP disk for HP.

Best regards,

A:How to fix from BOOTMGR is missing

BOOTMGR is missingPress Ctrl+Alt+Del to restartThat is not a Windows XP error message, but is likely either Vista or Windows 7.What Windows operating system is currently installed on the system, and giving that error message?Are you absolutely sure it has/had XP on it?... toshiba laptop ... Windows XP ... Am trying to reinstall with landlord's XP disk for HP.I don't think it possible to accomplish that successfully.

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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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My pc is displaying the bootmgr is missing message when trying to boot. i have windows 7 installed onto an SSD and use a hard disk drive for everything else. i have the windows 7 disc and can only get into startup repair when all other hard drives (SSD and hard disk drive) are disabled in the boot order list and the cd drive is 1st on the boot list in BIOS. i ran start up repair but it didn't resolve the problem, i have also tried the various bootrec.exe commands and some others i found on these forums and the internet, all not providing a fix. Any ideas, or do i sense a clean install of windows coming along?

Thanks, Luke

A:Bootmgr is missing

Did you run the Startup repair up to 3 times?
Startup Repair

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Alright I got this new HDD for free and when I try to do anything (trying to put XP on it), the black screen pops up saying, "BOOTMGR is missing - Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart."
I know this is a Vista problem... But only downside... I don't have Vista!
Need some help here.
I have Windows 7 and XP

Also, I have "formatted" it with Windows 7 too. (Right click HDD and formatted it that way. (and i get that error)

A:BOOTMGR is missing

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