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Bootmgr image is corrupt.system cannot boot

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My name is Fidal. I am in India.I own a Dell Inspiron Laptop.It was working finely.But one day when i on it,it shown an error massage "BOOTMGR Image is corrupt.System cannot boot." I tried to format the system.But wheneveri i inset the CD it ejected automatically after few minutes.
Please help me to solve this problem.

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Fidal

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It is possible the Master boot Record has become corrupt. You can repair it using a tool for that purpose. Here is a KB article explaining your options and how to use the tool:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/en-us

First try the Recovery Console options which you access via the F8 key. As your system is booting up, right before, or right when you see your manufacturers logo, but before you see the Windows Logo, begin tapping the F8 key until you see a menu of white words on a black background. Once there follow the instructions at the top most section of the article.

If this does not work you will need the Vista installation or Recovery disk to continue with the more advanced actions. You can use ANY Vista disk, so if you have a friend or family member who has one borrow it and then boot from it. Sometimes you must change the boot menu in order to boot from a disk. If it doesn't boot then you must enter the boot menu and change it so your CD/DVD drive is first in line. If you must do this you will also need to go back and reverse the change so you can boot from your hard disk to see if it worked. It is easy to alter the boot menu. Usually, the key(s) you press are shown on the screen as you boot. Write this down and then reboot and press the key(s). Then, simply locate the appropriate section and make the alterations. You must use your arrow keys to move around the options. There should be instructions on use of keys and how to exit, or save changes and exit.

If you do not know anyone with the Vista disk you will need to contact your manufacturer and request one. Usually all they will do is charge shipping, but you will have to wait until it arrives to try this repair. Sorry about that. That is one reason I insist on a installation or restoration disk when I buy a pre-built system. The manufacturers want to give out as few as possible, and in doing so tell people they don't need the disk because of their hidden recovery partition. However, the hidden recovery partition does not allow for repairs, only putting the system back into factory condition which wipes out everything you have added, all of your changes, and system preferences. Also, if you have not backed up your files you lose them too.

This is the best I can do with the information given. Somebody else may have other idea on how to fix your issue. Good luck and I hope it is simple to correct.

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