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Getting the Bootmgr is missing error. I have the Windows 7 install disk. However, cannot change boot options using F12. It doesn't seem to work. What can I do?

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  • gjtatoris Nov 15, 2010

    Ekse,



    F12 is the Boot Options. Just tried it without the "Fn" key pressed, and it worked. Makes no sense to me. Looks like I may be back in business.



    Thanks,

    George

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    did a format of existing os and now bootmgr is missing

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Hey
have you already looked on this page? http://www.fixya.com/support/r3575592-unable_to_start_cd_solve_boot_cd_issues_

Its either F1 F2, ESC, DEL or similar button that you need to press to get into the bios of the machine.

The F12 is not a feature that is on all machines but all machines will have a bios setup page that you can open, with the button that the machine tells you.
Then just follow the pictures on that page to change the boot order.
If you get stuck or if you need further advice i'll respond as soon as possible.

Posted on Nov 15, 2010

  • Ekse Nov 15, 2010

    hey,



    theres no need to hold down the FN button in any machine there is during boot up.



    at least I've never had to.

  • Ekse Nov 15, 2010

    let me know if something else comes up. thanks!

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Bootmgr missing


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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
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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

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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


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also make sure you have set it boot from you hard drive in BIOS


The latest versions of Windows, including Vista and 7, use the Windows Boot Manager to read the boot configuration files and data in order to load your Windows Desktop.


If any of these files are corrupted or damaged, you will see a "BOOTMGR is missing" error. Fortunately, you can use a number of Windows tools to repair or replace the BOOTMGR or any related file that may be the cause of the problem.


Insert your Windows installation CD disk in your computer's CD drive and restart the computer.


Press "F8" repeatedly while the computer boots up.

This command enters the "Advance boot options" screen.


Select the "Repair my computer" option and then press "Enter."

The System Recovery Options screen opens.


Select the "Startup Repair" option at the top of the list and click "Next."

The utility will scan your system for the cause of the BOOTMGR problem and repair it.


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Bootmanager missing


The latest versions of Windows, including Vista and 7, use the Windows Boot Manager to read the boot configuration files and data in order to load your Windows Desktop.


If any of these files are corrupted or damaged, you will see a "BOOTMGR is missing" error. Fortunately, you can use a number of Windows tools to repair or replace the BOOTMGR or any related file that may be the cause of the problem.


Insert your Windows installation CD disk in your computer's CD drive and restart the computer.


Press "F8" repeatedly while the computer boots up.

This command enters the "Advance boot options" screen.


Select the "Repair my computer" option and then press "Enter."

The System Recovery Options screen opens.


Select the "Startup Repair" option at the top of the list and click "Next."

The utility will scan your system for the cause of the BOOTMGR problem and repair it.


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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
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Click the first link for “Startup Repair”
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