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

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 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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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 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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Hi I have a SATELLITE-L305-Win Vista 32bit Home Basic-EN . I could use someones advice and help. Went to format back to original.. and now it says bootmgr missing. Have no recovery disc.. Can order online from toshiba.. Will it work, will it format back to original or will it be a waste of my money? Thanks for any help. Barbara

A:bootmgr missing

If you can get restore/recovery disks from toshiba its not a waste of money and it will put it back to the factory settings.those disks are a godsend when needed.

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

Let me start from the beginning:

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

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

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

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

Any ideas?

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

A:Bootmgr is missing...

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

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


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

Thanks in advance.

A:BOOTMGR is missing!


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

bootrec.exe /fixmbr


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My problem is every time I load up my Acer laptop the message "BOOOT MGR Missing Press Ctrl Alt Del to restart". I researched a bit online and it said i need to do a system repair using a vista recovery disk. So I made one and when i went to do the repair there was no operating system for me to select.
Also i tried that Acer recover by pressing alt and F10 and i got another message saying "HDD recovery validation failed".

Any help would be much appreciated.

Laptop model is : Acer Aspire 5536
CPU : AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core processor


see if this will help, Bootmgr is missing

good luck

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

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

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

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

A:BOOTMGR missing

Hi -

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

Reinstall Windows 7.

Regards. . .



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

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

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

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

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

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

A:BOOTMGR is missing

Hello sammmmmy195, welcome to Seven Forums!

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

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Im running Windows xp on my laptop and when i boot up i get the Error message BOOTMGR is missing Press ctrl+alt+del to restart

I don't have windows disk to repair so i am hoping for some advice on how to get around it


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BOOTMGR is missing indicates the boot sector has been replaced with a Vista / Win 7 version. Did you try to install one of those versions of Windows and then remove it?
You'll need an XP, Vista, or Win7 Disk to repair this

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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

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

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XP pro wont boot, bootmgr missing.

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

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

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

This pc has booted from cd in the past.

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

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

Thank you in advance

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

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

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

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


A:BOOTMGR is missing?

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

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I can't figure this one out:

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

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

I have tried the following so far:

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

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


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

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

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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 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


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have you tried to restart with the disk in?

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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)

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I have a Advent laptop will no CD drive. When I start it up it shows BOOTMGR MISSING. I follow the prompts, ctrl,alt delete it does not work.
Any help is welcome.

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hello, when i boot on my computer , i recieve message:"bootMGR is missing , press ctrl + alt+ delete to restart " and no progress after this . I tried a window cd , but no way. please help.

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what exactly happened when u tried the windows cd? what error message did u see?

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Hi All anybody could help me
BOOTMGR is missing

I insert the repair windows 7 dvd back up, but I could'n repair it

System recovery options, but doesn't appear windows 7 to select

I choose start up repair ,after few seconds start up repair cannot repair this computer automatically
(hide problem details)

problem signature
problem event name : startupRepairOffline
problem signature01:
problem signature02:
problem signature03: unknown
problem signature04: -1
problem signature05: external media
problem signature06: 1
problem signature07: missing boot manager
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 2057

A:BOOTMGR is missing

Hi tedyxz,

As the Startup Repair is unable to fix the issue automatically, you may manually try to fix the BOOTMGR. You may refer to article Here for step by step instructions.

Hope this helps.

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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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I woke up to BOOTMGR is missing press ctrl alt del. When I reboot it comes immediately back to BOOTMGR is missing, it does not offer me any startup options, I can't choose a boot to Linux which is one of my startup options, I can't even get it to start to a disk in my DVD player. I always thought that even without a hard drive, the computer would be able to get into BIOS, but that option isn't there either, the Lenovo logo screen comes up followed by the BOOTMGR error screen.

A:BOOTMGR is missing - help!

How To Fix



You wouldn't get any massage if your bios wasn't running.
Bootmanager is your startup.
I had that once with a dual boot start up option. Double set like XP or W 7
If you deleted or disabled one of the options it ran into bootmanager missing.
Typical with easy BCD program.
Did you remove every other startup item like USB devices?

You can produce a repair disc on another PC

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I have just recently built a new computer, all components are new.

I burned a Windows 7 installation DVD, I booted it, it proceeded to the "Loading windows files" screen, after the loading was done, the windows 7 logo appeared on the screen and then it stayed there for a good 20 mins.

So i figured it froze or what not, so I restarted the PC, with the same DVD, and I get a BOOTMGR is missing, Crtl+Alt+Dlt to restart

Took out the DVD, put it in again, same problem.

Burned a Fresh new DVD, made sure the BOOTMGR was there before I burned it.

And yet again, BOOTMGR is missing

Any ideas folks?

Thanks in Advance

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Hi -

What Windows 7 ISO did you burn, i.e., what is its origin?

Regards. . .



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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

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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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My sister-in-law got a laptop for Christmas. It's a black acer, aspire 5349. The problem is that she would not listen to me and let me make back-up disks for it just in case there were problems with it. Well, a friend, who thinks he knows everything there is to know about a computer, managed to get her parents to let him work on it. However we got it back today, after him having it almost 2 months, and it would not start at all. Before he messed with it, it would freeze at start up, so it could be fixed.
HOWEVER. When I tried to start it when I got it back, it came up with 2 lines of text:

BOOTMGR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restartClick to expand...

Is there anything I can do to fix this problem? I do have an older Acer laptop, would I be able to possibly make back up disks from this laptop and use them on the newer one? Or is the only option to purchase back-up disks from Acer themselves?


A:BootMgr Missing What can I do?!

You could try a REPAIR installation using the other disk.

Why the did expert start fooling with it to begin with?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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.

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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.
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