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I uninstalled windows vista from the hard drive, when I tried to reinstall vista from my recovery dvd this massage bootmgr is missing restart. I have tried every thing I was told to do nothing works.

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Is the DVD drive above the HDD in the boot order? If not, or if you are not certain, press F2 when the Dell splash screen first appears to go into Setup. Then go to the BOOT tab and change the order so that the HDD is lower than the DVD drive. Save the settings and re-start the computer. Watch for a prompt on a black screen to press a key to boot from the CD\DVD.

Good luck, and please let me know if you need further assistance.

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I Have a Toshiba , that the BOOTMGR is missing,...


This could be a very complicated repair. You should try some easy solutions first. A missing bootmgr means your computer cannot find the start up files on the hard drive. So maybe the hard drive is loose. Open up the computer and check the hard drive cables. Also check the Bio start up to be sure it is booting to the hard drive.
You can also try connection your hard drive to another computer and running disk repair from Windows or other hard drive repair programs.

Do you have any recovery or restore disks? try those.

You can try to install the trial version of http://www.acronis.com/en-us/personal/disk-manager/#additional-features
On a computer and add your problem hard drive to it and try to fix.
Acronis support is great. You can ask them if any of their programs will rebuild your bootmgr file.

Else you need Windows disks. You don't need yours, just any that are the same version as what is on your computer. It is safe to borrow from a friend.
Windows Vista or Windows 7 installation CD/DVD
Boot from Windows Vista installation disc, select language and keyboard or input method, click Next and choose to Repair your computer. Then you will need to select the operating system that you want to repair. In the System Recovery Options dialog box click Command Prompt and type the following:
Bootrec.exe /FixMbr
Bootrec.exe /FixBoot

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Smart failure.. bootmgr is missing..I have recovery discs but dvd player is not working


Yes, you can make USB boot drive. However main problem is the Smart... error. It is your hard drive. You need to fix that first! Try reseating the drive. Next go into BIOS by pressing F key during boot. Might be F2? Make sure BIOS recognizes the hard drive.

Once you get the drive going again, you can start the install / repair again. USB drive tool.
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

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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.


make sure there are no disks in cd floppy usb drives

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions 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 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
also make sure you have set it boot from you hard drive in BIOS

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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.

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Boot mgr is missing


Boot Manager is missing If the boot partition no longer can be found, then Vista will display the following error: BOOTMGR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing required information
More Info MS KB 919529 More Info MS KB 927391 Check points for fixing missing boot-manager: Check that your boot device is configured properly Boot into Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) and perform a "Startup Repair". Boot Manager is compressed If by accident having compressed the entire boot partition, then Vista will display the following error: BOOTMGR is compressed. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart OR maybe try this first. Check points for fixing compressed boot-manager: Boot into Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) and perform a "Startup Repair". If the above doesn't solve the problem then boot into WinRE again, but when selecting the Vista-installation, then press "Load Drivers" (Instead of "Next") and use the mini Windows Explorer to right-click the boot-drive and deselect "Compress this Drive" and choose Apply to sub-folders and files. If that also fails then boot into WinRE again, and go to the "Command Prompt" and execute these commands: compact /U C:\bootmgr compact /U C:\ntldr If you for some strange reason have lost your Vista DVD, then you can also use a Windows 2000 / XP install CD and enter the recovery console instead and execute the following commands: attrib -c c:\bootmgr attrib -c c:\ntldr


Try start up in Safe Mode press F8. Choose Safe Mode, when at the choice window, to select either Safe Mode Desktop, OR System Restore, chooses system restore and choose a time before you had the "Problem" and follow instructions. This should get you back.

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I have boot mgr is missing could you help and tell me what i can do to get my pc working again thanks steve


Hello,there are a number of possible causes for "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 drives, an outdated BIOS, and damaged or loose cables.First we are going to try the start up repair.You will need your windows installation disk or recovery disk.Put it on your cd rom,restart and watch for a Press any key to boot from CD or DVD...Press a key to force the computer to boot from dvd.Once it finished loading files Choose the Language to install, Time and currency format, and Keyboard or input method that you'd like to use in Windows Vista.Click on the Repair your computer link on the bottom-left of the Install Windows window.This link will begin the Windows Vista System Recovery Options.Wait a minute to search for your hard drives.
Choose the Windows Vista installation that you'd like to perform the Startup Repair on.
Click the Next button.
The Startup Repair tool will now search for problems with important Windows Vista files and try to repair them.Your computer may or may not restart several times during this repair process. Do not boot from the Windows Vista DVD on any restart
Click the Finish button once you see the Restart your computer to complete the repairs window to restart your PC and start Windows Vista normally.
Now your done and is supposed to work normally.Let me know if is fixed.Good luck

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Bootmgr missing


You can often fix it right back up using the original Vista installation disk it has a System Recovery Tool. Set your computer to boot from DVD in the BIOS), insert the disc and restart.

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"BOOTMGR is missing"


Find yourself receiving "BOOTMGR is missing, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" message? Don't stress! Its easier to fix than you think. Here's how:

SOLUTION 1

- Get your Vista installation DVD and pop it into your drive.
- Then restart your computer.
- Set your computer to boot from DVD or CD in your BIOS.

Vista will ask you for language and keyboard layout information, after which you will be asked if you want to re-install Vista or repair your existing installation.
Select Repair. After which Vista's System Recovery Tool will start.

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Select Startup Repair and let Vista do its thing! That really is all there is to it!


If that doesn't work try this:


SOLUTION 2

If the previous method does not resolve the problem, you can rebuild the BCD store by using the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment. To do this, follow these steps:

- Get your Vista installation DVD and pop it into your drive.
- Then restart your computer.
- Press a key when you are prompted.
- Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next
- Click Repair your computer
- Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next
- In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt
- Type bootrec /rebuildbcd and then press ENTER

• If Bootrec runs successfully, it will present you with the installation path of a Windows directory. To add the entry to the BCD store, type Yes . A confirmation message appears that indicates the entry was added successfully.

• If Bootrec cannot locate any missing Windows installations, you must remove the BCD store, and then you must re-create it. To do this, type the following commands in the order shown below: (Remember to press ENTER after each command)

bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup

ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old

bootrec /rebuildbcd


- Restart the computer.

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Detailed tutorial for this trouble : http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/fixing-bootmgr-is-missing-error-while-trying-to-boot-windows-vista/

May 10, 2009 | Dell Studio 17 Laptop Computer PC...

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Lost power when installing vista BOOTMRG IS MISSING


Put your vista installation dvd back in the drive and run the repair utility. For complete details see:
http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Recovering+the+Vista+Bootloader+from+the+DVD

From the "install windows" box, click on "repair your computer", from the "system recovery options" select "startup repair".

If that doesn't work, try the "completePCRestore" option in the "system recovery options" box.

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