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Boot mgr is missing

Please Help! We tried to install XP on my boyfriend's Acer that had Vista on it. We formated the HD and when restarted it tells us that the Boot Mgr is missing. Everything that I lok up says to put the install CD in, and that would be great if we had one, but Vista was already on his computer when he bought it. Can you help?

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  • lexis87 Apr 24, 2008

    had been on lock mode on my hp 530 note book for some tym,tried gettin back but was returned to the lock mode severally.I tried to recover with my recovery disc and saw a blue screen in the process,that same moment my boot.mgr got missing.I insisted by restarting and going on with the process of recovery,then i was asked to see the hp support centre

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Are you trying to dual boot? Download Vistabootpro and repair the MBR. Be sure and point at the drive partition that Vista is on because the file you need is there. I did not have a restore disk and this worked.

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Did your computer come with any cd's? if yes, do you have one label "system restore" or anything with restore

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Try this:
1. First you need Vista Recovery Disk .iso file. Can be downloaded here: [redacted]
2. Then you probably need image burning program. I prefer CD Burner XP >http://cdburnerxp.se/download.php
3. When you have installed CD Burner XP, start program, choose "Burn ISO image" and browse to Vista Recovery Disk.iso file.
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5. Re-start PC, press F2 2-3 times, go into BIOS Setup Utility, choose Boot, move CD/DVD unit up to the first line with F6. Press F10 , choose YES.
6. Click this link to find out what to press when PC boots from CD:http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/fixing-bootmgr-is-missing-error-while-trying-to-boot-windows-vista/

If this helps you, please rate. Thank you

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DEAR,
1. install XP service pack 2, format in Fat(32) or NTFS system file,
2. delete the partitions
3. restart your computer with XP service pack 2
4. dont format as quick format,
5. do full format
6. XP service pack 2 serial key: XP8BF-F8HPF-PY6BX-K24PJ-TWT6MA



try it all the best....

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If your computer is displaying a blue screen with white text, then you can proceed to step #2.
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OR
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