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When I start PC it goes to a black screen with this message, BOOTMGR is missing


You know, it is like everything else. fixya is great, but if you just punch into google "BootMgr is missing" you will get all kinds of good answers - tailored to whatever operating system you are using

Jan 27, 2014 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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What does BOOTMGR missing mean?


What version of windows do you have? Vista or 7 & you could run the startup repair from a Windows CD.

You might also boot into your windows repair console & at a command prompt type "Bootrec /RebuildBcd"

Attempting a system restore might also be an options.

If none of the above work then I'm afraid you may need to try & backup what information you can by slaving the drive in another system & reloading your operating systems.

Any windows cd that is the same version of your operating system will work as long as you have the CD key on the side of your computer.


Jul 16, 2012 | eMachines ET1161-05 PC Desktop

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We are looking for a solution to solve a problem of boot manager missing for Dell Vostro 1015


Hi,

To repair a bootmgr missing error you need to get a retail operating system disc. As you have a Dell PC your PC will have an OEM version of operating system. You can run a reinstall of the operating system from the Dell PC Restore disc.

As we dont know the operating system in your PC, it would be hard to guide you to restore it with a retail operating system dic if you have one. But, if you have the disc you can click here to resolve the issue in widows 7 operating system.

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Shrey

Jun 04, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Tried to restore it and its saying bootmgr is missing


Windows boot manager (the one that launches it) is corrupted or totally missing. You should try to fix that by following this:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/fixing-bootmgr-is-missing-error-while-trying-to-boot-windows-vista/

Apr 30, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Missing bootmger


Fixing the "BOOTMGR is missing" error isn't too hard; here's how.
The day before yesterday I was testing out a program with several system utilities built in. One of its components left my computer in a bit of a mess - no icons anywhere and other assorted woes. I had set a system restore point before I ran the program, so I thought I'd do a system restore. System restore gave me a message that it couldn't restore my files. I decided to restore a disc image I had made a short while back. When I booted up the computer I got a message:
BOOTMGR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
I stared at it the white letters on the black background for a few minutes, while the cursor blinked back at me. After some searching (on another computer) I had some solutions.
Barring any hardware errors, here's how to fix that error:
  • Insert your Windows Vista or Windows 7 disk into your DVD player and restart your computer.
  • The next screen you see should have the Language, Time and Currency and Keyboard boxes.
  • In the lower left side there are two options: "What to know before installing Windows" and "Repair your computer."
  • Click on "Repair your computer"
  • Windows will then try to find the installation directory for Vista or Windows 7, depending on what you have.
  • Next up is a screen with a box called Recovery Options. Click the first option, Startup Repair.
  • You'll see a Startup Repair box with the message "Startup Repair is checking your system for problems..."
  • When it's done, it will prompt you to reboot. If there is more than one problem it may reboot again to continue repairing.
  • At this point, you can remove the DVD, reboot and everything should be working.
Two sites I found helpful are BOOTMGR is Missing at about.com and cyberstorms How to fix "BOOTMGR is missing" in Windows Vista
If the method outlined above doesn't work, try Solution #2 at the cyberstorm link.
Oh, restoring the disc image went fine and all is well. All my data was backed up (somewhere other than the hard drive Windows is on) so that was one thing I didn't need to worry about. Windows Vista and Windows 7 are the only Windows operating systems where this message appears; XP users don't have to worry about this one.

Mar 29, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Bootmgr missing


Causes of BOOTMGR ErrorsThere 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.

Another reason you might see BOOTMGR errors is if your PC is trying to boot 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. Fixes for BOOTMGR Errors
  1. Restart the PC. The BOOTMGR error could be a fluke.

  2. Perform a startup repair of Windows. This type of installation should replace any missing or corrupt files, including BOOTMGR. Continue troubleshooting if this does not resolve the issue.

  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.

    Note: If you find that this is the cause of your issue and it's happening regularly, you might want to consider changing the boot order in BIOS so the hard drive is listed as the first boot device.

  4. Check the hard drive and other drive settings in BIOS and ensure they are correct. The BIOS configuration tells the computer how to use a drive so incorrect settings can cause problems, including BOOTMGR errors.

    Note: There's usually an Auto setting in BIOS for hard disk and optical drive configurations which is usually a safe bet if you're not sure what to do.

  5. Reseat all internal data and power cables. BOOTMGR error messages could be caused by loose or malfunctioning power or controller cables.

    Try replacing the PATA or SATA cable if you suspect it might be faulty.

  6. Update your motherboard's BIOS. An outdated BIOS version can sometimes cause the "BOOTMGR is Missing" error.

  7. Perform a clean installation of Windows. This type of installation will completely remove Windows from your PC and install it again from scratch. While this will almost certainly resolve any BOOTMGR errors, it's a time consuming process due to the fact that all of your data must be backed up and then later restored.

    If you can't gain access to your files to back them up, understand that you will lose them all if you continue with a clean installation of Windows.

  8. Replace the hard drive and then perform a new installation of Windows. If all else has failed, including the clean installation from the last step, you're most likely facing a hardware issue with your hard drive.
BOOTMGR Errors Apply To BOOTMGR issues apply to Windows 7 and Windows Vista operating systems only. Windows XP does not utilize BOOTMGR. The equivalent function in Windows XP is NTLDR


Whish you the best luck.

Mar 06, 2011 | HP Computers & Internet

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Bootmgr is missing


Hi,

Fixing the "BOOTMGR is missing" error isn't too hard; here's how.

The day before yesterday I was testing out a program with several system utilities built in. One of its components left my computer in a bit of a mess - no icons anywhere and other assorted woes. I had set a system restore point before I ran the program, so I thought I'd do a system restore. System restore gave me a message that it couldn't restore my files. I decided to restore a disc image I had made a short while back. When I booted up the computer I got a message:
BOOTMGR is missing

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

I stared at it the white letters on the black background for a few minutes, while the cursor blinked back at me. After some searching (on another computer) I had some solutions.
Barring any hardware errors, here's how to fix that error:
  • Insert your Windows Vista or Windows 7 disk into your DVD player and restart your computer.
  • The next screen you see should have the Language, Time and Currency and Keyboard boxes.
  • In the lower left side there are two options: "What to know before installing Windows" and "Repair your computer."
  • Click on "Repair your computer"
  • Windows will then try to find the installation directory for Vista or Windows 7, depending on what you have.
  • Next up is a screen with a box called Recovery Options. Click the first option, Startup Repair.
  • You'll see a Startup Repair box with the message "Startup Repair is checking your system for problems..."
  • When it's done, it will prompt you to reboot. If there is more than one problem it may reboot again to continue repairing.
  • At this point, you can remove the DVD, reboot and everything should be working.
Two sites I found helpful are BOOTMGR is Missing at about.com and cyberstorms How to fix "BOOTMGR is missing" in Windows Vista
If the method outlined above doesn't work, try Solution #2 at the cyberstorm link.
Oh, restoring the disc image went fine and all is well. All my data was backed up (somewhere other than the hard drive Windows is on) so that was one thing I didn't need to worry about. Windows Vista and Windows 7 are the only Windows operating systems where this message appears; XP users don't have to worry about this one.

Feb 18, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Bootmgr is missing.


Sorry to say this but you will need to do a complete restore from DVD of your operating system. Vista is not as forgiving as XP where you can rebuild the boot sector - If you have your vista recovery disc's do a complete recovery >> sorry - from now on always do backups of data you need to keep weekly.

Jun 15, 2010 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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BOOTMGR is missing


If XP, boot the XP CD, go to recovery console (R at first prompt) Type the command BOOTCFG /REBUILD
Microsoft instuctions are here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330184

If Vista boot to the Vista DVD, and run a startup repair per this:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial148.html

Dec 18, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 Notebook

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