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Hi there i have an Acer la[top with Windows 7, and its not switching on. it is saying Bootmgr is missing. i know i have to reboot my computer, but my question is is it a hardrvie problem or software issue? and if i can use my warranty to cover this problem?

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  • g08b1910 Mar 16, 2011

    thank you.. if i try myself and its successful, would it be likely to happen again?

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Your hard drive may be dead. You can try to reinstall Windows and see if it finds the hard drive as a valid place to install the OS. If it doesn't, you will probably need to replace the hard drive. Sometimes things like virus / malware can affect the bootmgr which is basically what tells the computer how to boot. I would try re-installing Windows first.

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What is happening is the files used to boot into 7 is either missing or corrupt. If you have the original operating system disk, use that to boot up the computer and run the repair utility. It can be a long process so have patience with it. I think you can go to the Acer website and look up your serial number for warranty info.

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  • George Reed Mar 16, 2011

    Hard to say as computers can be unpredictable. But you can take preventative measures and copy your data on to an external hard drive in case it happens again.

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That should be mostly a software issue.... and yes you can use the warrany to cover this.... i would suggest you to go with that... however if u wanna try urself,

try this link

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

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    Agnel Johnson Mar 16, 2011

    if its successful then do not worry... it will not happen again... but again... this is a computer, anything might get corrupted any time... so am not guarantying though... :) good luck

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How can i get past an error reading BOOTMGR is missing?


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To recover the system from the hidden partition follow the instructions below.

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  3. If you are prompted with a Microsoft Windows boot screen, press the Enter key.
  4. After the Acer eRecovery Management application has loaded, select your restore type.
  5. Read the notice, and then click Next when you are ready.
  6. Click Next to begin the restore process. The restore can take anywhere fom 10 minutes up to an hour.
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My laptop says bootmgr is missing and i dont know how to fix


First make sure that all usb devices are unplugged and remove all cd's or dvd's or sd cards etc.
If you are running Windows 7 or Vista you can try do a repair by hitting F8 while it boots and then select repair. If this does not work you will need a install disc. If you have Windows XP you will need an install CD to do a repair. I have attached a few links that may help explain in detail. Thanks for using fixya.

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Missing bootmger


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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Hi there i have an Acer la[top with Windows 7, and its nots witching on. it is saying Bootmgr is missing. i just wanted to find out if its a hardrvie problem or software issue? and if i can use my warranty...


You need to do a boot repair from the windows 7 disk

OR press F8 during boot up and then select the recovery options on the safe mode screen.

Either one should get you going again but just in case there is more damage you may even need to do a full re-install

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Bootmgr is missing


Here is a good step by step for this. It is writen for Windows Vista but should also work for Windows 7.

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

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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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Hi . Iam ASHOK . my Laptop hava some problem (BOOTMGR IS MISSING PRESS Ctrl+Alt+Delete .) my laptop configuration is intel 3i Pro, Hdd 500 gb , Ram 4gb , OS is Windows 7 . place help me ...............


(BOOTMGR IS MISSING PRESS Ctrl+Alt+Delete .) my laptop configuration is intel 3i Pro, Hdd 500 gb ,
Ram 4gb , OS is Windows 7 . place help me ...............

Hi Good day!! There might be a corrupted files in your windows (BOOTMGR) you will need a windows 7 CD

* Insert your 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.

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