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Bootmgr is missing

This message is coming up and i dont have original start up disk how can i fix without it

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Hi You need to run the a repair with you windows disk

or try fixboot

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Hi
u use HP Compaq Presario C304NR in this notebook there is one built in recovery partition
when u get boot it display press F12(or any Function key) for recovery press this & follow the instruction

Warning: in this process All data will be lost there is no any option to get it with your data

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Powers on briefly then gets a DOS screen "BOOTMGR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"...and over and over


This is a pretty easy fix as long as you have your Windows 7 disk handy.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/fixing-bootmgr-is-missing-error-while-trying-to-boot-windows-vista/
That's a good tutorial on how to fix it.
If you don't have your operating system's disk, it's still possible to fix, just a little harder.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/how-to-make-a-windows-vista-repair-disk-if-you-dont-have-one/
That will help you create a disk that will fix the problem.
Please rate this response if it helped! Thanks!

Apr 13, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite L675-S7044 Notebook

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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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My HP pavilion dv6000 gives the message BOOTMGR is missing...why?


Bootmgr is short form for Boot Manager and is the Windows Registry File that must be present to allow Windows to boot.
It is either corrupt or missing. In other words, you will not be able to boot without the use of your recovery disk, that you made when you first bought your laptop, or your Windows disk.
Insert either in your DVD drive and boot the laptop, you will be given the opportunity to recover your system or rebuild your system from there.
If you press F8 whilst and just before it boots, you may be lucky enough to catch the recovery disk on your hard drive partition.
Good luck and I hope it fixes your problem.

Nov 22, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv6000t Notebook

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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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My Toshiba Satellite L300D-242 does not start. When I start it, it show an error which says "BOOTMGR is missing". And I dont have any backup or original CD with me. Please help. Thanks


Hi
Can you tell me what version of Windows you're running? BOOTMGR is the primary startup file for several.
I can try and find a downloadable repair disk for you,please post back.
Bob

Aug 22, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite L25-S119 Notebook

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BOOTMGR is missing. Acer 4730Z


You need to Have Operating System (Windows disk). Boot your computer with the help of disk and run repair take the option of Start up repair. Run repair and it will fix your Bootmgr missing error and you will be able to log on to windows again.

Jun 01, 2010 | Acer Aspire 4730-4516 Notebook

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''BOOTMGR is missing'' I can't boot from Windows XP CD


Open cpu cabinet and Refix RAM some times bootable files not load on ram properly so this error comes.
So refix RAM memory clean dust from circuit and RAM .
Also pull cmos cell from motherbord for 5 minutes so all settings are defaults then check.

Aug 01, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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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.

May 22, 2009 | Dell Studio 17 Laptop Computer PC...

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My young son has a compaq 6720s. I don't know what he has done but it comes up "bootmgr is missing". I don't have a recovery disk for it. What's the nbest thinh I can do to fix it?


BOOTMGR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" message, in menacing white font on black screen. So you hit Ctrl+Alt+Del only to get the same message again, and again, and again, in an infinite, terrible loop. You clutch your chest and rock back and forth and froth at the mouth for awhile. Then you straighten up, take a deep breath, and grab the Vista installation DVD.
See, if your PC's boot disk got bumped out of wack, 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 (see screengrab). 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, and lead you down the road to happy vistages again.
If that fails? Try the free GParted CD

Sep 16, 2008 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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