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  • aatom Jul 11, 2008

    But the VISTA DVD "Repair" cannot fix my Boot Manager Missing. It takes you online to find a solution but then I was told to see my system administratior or PC Supplier. No help there seeing it is a VISTA problem.

    I think the cause was plugging in a USB external HDD before booting. This HDD worked OK if plugged in after boot-up.

    Problem, how do I solve this problem?

  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    vista recovery tool does not work? it says unable to restore? how do i reinstall vista?

  • classychic86 Dec 22, 2008

    My dell laptop is showing boot manager is missing and wont do anything but press ctrl,alt,del but when i do that nothing happens i need to get on my laptop bad what could have caused this problem and how can i fix it asap

  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    This for my sister's computer. She puts in the disc that came with the computer. And does every thing that it tells her to do. And it tells her that the boot manager is missing .What does she need to do?

  • positive01 May 11, 2009

    I have restore cd for toshiba 200. Message is no boot mgr. Got passes this hurdle then it loaded files. Screen come up asking to select drivers but there was none to select. Then it asks me to load from disk.. I don't have disk as Vista Premium was on my machine when purchased. If I run system restore will this delete vista from my computer? Can anyone help with steps from here to attempt to get my computer running again. Thanks in advance


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You can often fix it right back up using the original Vista installation disk. Which comes with a pretty extensive System Recovery Tool that's got lots of options. Set your computer to boot from DVD (using the Boot setting in the BIOS), insert the disc and restart. Vista will prompt you for language and keyboard layout options, then ask if you want to reinstall Vista or repair your installation. You want Repair. From there Vista's System Recovery Tool will take over. this is the only way to get back from the dreaded boot manager missing error.

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What if you were upgrading form xp and now currently have no os on your system and i get that bull s*** im just trying to put ubunto and that wont work even too because boot manager is missing and hig ctr+alt+delete

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