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  • jennc1966 Dec 10, 2009

    I will try this and let you know how if it works. Thanks.

  • jennc1966 Dec 10, 2009

    I tried my recovery disc and I end up with a blank screen. I will try Vista disc and see if that works.
    Thanks

  • jennc1966 Dec 14, 2009

    I ran the OS disk but Im still unable to get past the error message. I cant get to safe mode or recovery mode.

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No. The files on the hard drive the make it boot the OS are corrupt or missing. You need an OS disc to try a repair install. A repair install will leave all you files intact and only repair the OS files. A fresh install or recovery disc will cause you to loose all your info.

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It`s related to OS files missing . You need to repair
follow link or do repair if you can.

http://cyberst0rm.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-to-fix-bootmgr-is-missing-in.html

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Posted on Dec 10, 2009

  • Jagutpal Rajcoomarsing Dec 15, 2009

    Hi friend,
    Yes it might be me hard-disk is faulty.
    I would suggest a clean install .but make sure to back up your data before formatting.
    If you are use to you can remove the hdd and put it in an external hdd portable carry case to do the backup.
    or else i would suggest install the os on same hdd BUT MAKE SURE NOT TO FORMAT while doing the INSTALLATION ON SAME PARTITION CHOOSE LEAVE FILES INTACT.
    After this first installation do your backup.
    Then final step is to fresh clean installation again and format the partition.
    hope this will help
    Let me know about the steps you done
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Hello,

Might be that HDD went bad.Try with refxing the HDD and reinstallation of OS.

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BOOTMGR is missing,


  1. Restart the PC. The BOOTMGR error could be a fluke.
  2. Check your optical drives, USB Ports, and floppy drives for media. Often times, the "BOOTMGR is Missing" error will appear if your PC is trying to boot to a non-bootable disc, external drive, or floppy disk.


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

    Try replacing the PATA or SATA cable if you suspect it might be faulty.
  4. Perform a Startup Repair of Windows. This type of installation should replace any missing or corrupt files, including BOOTMGR.

    Even though a Startup Repair is a common solution for BOOTMGR problems, don't worry if it doesn't fix your problem. Just continue troubleshooting - something will work.
  5. Write a new partition boot sector to the Windows system partition to correct any possible corruption, configuration problem, or other damage.

    The partition boot sector is an important piece in the boot process so if there's any issue with it, you'll see problems like "BOOTMGR is Missing" errors.
  6. Rebuild the Boot Configuration Data (BCD). Similar to the partition boot sector, a corrupted or incorrectly configured BCD could cause BOOTMGR error messages.

    Important: The following troubleshooting steps are much less likely to help fix your BOOTMGR problem. If you've skipped any of the above ideas then you may have overlooked a very likely solution to this problem!
  7. 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.
    Update your motherboard's BIOS. An outdated BIOS version can sometimes cause the "BOOTMGR is Missing" error.
  8. 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, please understand that you will lose them all if you continue with a clean installation of Windows!
  9. Replace the hard drive and then install a new copy 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.

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My computer is saying BootMgr is missing !!!


Bootmgr is missing is an error from your system. 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 hard drive interface cables. you can fix it by the following steps:

Firstly, create a bootable CD/USB byWindows Boot GeniusSecondly, set the computer boot from CD/USB after enter into the BIOS menu.Thirdly, start Fix "Bootmgr is missing" with the CD/USB created at the first step.

Source:http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/fix-windows/bootmgr-is-missing.html

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Solusi untuk BOOTMGR is missing pada acer aspire one happy2 N578Q


This sounds like a hard drive failure, try your recovery disc if available, if no change! have the hardware checked for possible replacement.

Oct 26, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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My sony Vaio PCV-W10 keeps reading bootmgr missing and to press ctrl+Alt+delete to restart?


Bootmgr missing error due to following reasons...

  • Wrongly configured or corrupt files
  • Corrupt/faulty hard drive or hard drive's boot sectors
  • Hard drive/OS upgrade problems
  • Outdated BIOS
  • Loose or damaged IDE cables

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Bootmgr is missing


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 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


hope this helps

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How to fix if he want bootmgr is missing


1.Check the IDE cable of Hard Disk/Optical Drive for any faulty / loose connection.

2.Restart PC. Sometimes it could end automatically after restart.

3. Try the BOOT CD, to boot and check, it could resolve this, or you might have to re-install your OS.

4. Try another Hard Disk, bad sector or any fault in HDD could be the last chance of this problem.

Best of luck.

Apr 21, 2012 | 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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As soon as computer is turned on the message bootmgr is missing press ctrl alt del to restart


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.


i strongly suggest formatting your hard disk drive, and reinstalling the recovery CDs

if you dont have them, get Dell to send them to you -- it will cost you money

Oct 16, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

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How to fix "BOOTMGR is missing" in Windows xp


hey Mr Milebdavi try these steps
  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.

Apr 23, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Bootmgr missing


Windows Vista?

Insert the installation CD. Once it boots from CD, click "Repair Your Computer", select the drive, and then "Startup Repair". This should fix it.

More info here.

Apr 16, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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