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Need to backup data on vaio vgn-t170p

First of all the computer will not load the operating system (winxp) and displays the error "missing bootmgr" "Press Ctrl+Alt+Supr to reboot". I dissasembeled the laptop to take out the hdd, backup data and format the hdd but it uses some type of inversed mini ide conector which I just could not find any adaptor for transfering data, so I assembled it again to install a second operating system on a new "windows1" folder and it will not let me finish that either and it displays another error. So the bottom line and main question I mean to ask is. Is there another mehtod that I could try to backup data prior to formating the hdd. Any advice would be highly appreciated. - Thank you for your time.

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Yeah, do not format the disk and install operating system to other partition.

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There are a number of possible causes for BOOTMGR errors, including the most common "BOOTMGR is missing" error message.

The most common reasons for BOOTMGR errors include corrupt and misconfigured files, hard drive and operating system upgrade issues, corrupt hard drive sectors an outdated BIOS and damaged or loose IDE cables

Anothe reason you might see BOOTMGR errors is if your PC is trying to boott from a hard drive or flash drive that is not properly configured to be booted from. In other words, it's trying to boot from a
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This also would apply to media on an optical drive or floppy drive that you're trying to boot from.

make sure there are no disks in cd floppy usb drives


Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE)) make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty

if its a flat ribbon 40 pin IDE it will be the fist to fail


make sure all power and data leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs


data and power to travel through every working device and to continue its cycle and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


also make sure you have set it boot from you hard drive in BIOS


The latest versions of Windows, including Vista and 7, use the Windows Boot Manager to read the boot configuration files and data in order to load your Windows Desktop.


If any of these files are corrupted or damaged, you will see a "BOOTMGR is missing" error. Fortunately, you can use a number of Windows tools to repair or replace the BOOTMGR or any related file that may be the cause of the problem.


Insert your Windows installation CD disk in your computer's CD drive and restart the computer.


Press "F8" repeatedly while the computer boots up.

This command enters the "Advance boot options" screen.


Select the "Repair my computer" option and then press "Enter."

The System Recovery Options screen opens.


Select the "Startup Repair" option at the top of the list and click "Next."

The utility will scan your system for the cause of the BOOTMGR problem and repair it.


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Hello i have sony vaio vgn-cs36gj Yesterday i format it and i change the windows from vista to windows 7 but i want to recovery it to vista i put f10 then it look at screen bootmgr is missing But i want...


There are a number of possible causes for BOOTMGR errors, including the most common "BOOTMGR is missing" error message.

The most common reasons for BOOTMGR errors include corrupt and misconfigured files, hard drive and operating system upgrade issues, corrupt hard drive sectors an outdated BIOS and damaged or loose IDE cables

Anothe reason you might see BOOTMGR errors is if your PC is trying to boott from a hard drive or flash drive that is not properly configured to be booted from. In other words, it's trying to boot from a non-bootable source. This also would apply to media on an optical drive or floppy drive that you're trying to boot from.


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if its a flat ribbon 40 pin IDE it will be the fist to fail

make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs data and power to travel through every working device and to continue its cycle and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
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  3. Check your floppy and optical drives for media. Often times, the "BOOTMGR is Missing" error will appear if your PC is trying to boot to a non-bootable floppy disk or CD/DVD.

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