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Windows 7: Boot Manager Missing

05 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 
Boot Manager Missing

Hi there. Today I was on my computer which has Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (x86) and I shut down, and there were like 25 updates installing during the shut down. After it finally shut down, I turned it back on like 7 or so hours later and I get to the Verifying DMI Pool Data stage, then it says the BOOTMGR is missing and press Crt + Alt + Del to restart. It's kinda ironic and lucky cuz just today I set up my back up on my external hard drive and made a system image. Though is there anyway to fix this problem? I've checked and made sure that my internal HDD is the primary device to boot from but it's still saying the Boot Manager is missing. What can I do? Do I need to do a system restore? And if so, what would be the best way to initiate that? Thank you.

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05 Jan 2010   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you have the 100mb partition - check it is marked active. If not, check the 7 partition is marked Active.

Boot the 7 dvd - when you get to the Install Now screen - don't click that - click where it says Repair my computer ( at the bottom of the screen).

Run startup repair. It may take 3 runs.

Otherwise , select system restore.
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05 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

I don't have a DVD though. Is there any other way? Thanks for responding, by the way!



EDIT: Also, I tried giving you positive rep again, but it said I need to spread it around before I can give it to you again since you've helped me before.
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05 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by terrorist96 View Post
I don't have a DVD though. Is there any other way? Thanks for responding, by the way!



EDIT: Also, I tried giving you positive rep again, but it said I need to spread it around before I can give it to you again since you've helped me before.
Did you create a repair disc? Or have someone create one for you.
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05 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

I think I have one from when I had the RC version. And just my luck, I'm out of CDs right now.
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05 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

You know, I think I may have marked my external HDD as active today when I was messing with my allocations and partitions (cuz I was formatting a partition I had which had RC on it and then merging it back to my main 1TB internal HD). I marked the external Toshiba HDD as active but I made sure my internal one was set to active too. Hmm.. and there was no way to un-activate the external one - or at least no way I could see.
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05 Jan 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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05 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I already downloaded a repair disk from there last time but it was the 32 bit. I got 64 now so I'll need to get my hands on a CD, download the 64 bit version and burn it on there. After that, what do I do exactly?
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05 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

Alright, well I downloaded and burned the 64 bit recovery disk. Now what? I don't wanna put it in my computer and proceed blindly. Can someone give me some steps?
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06 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

Just awaiting some direction for what I should do next...
Thanks!
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