I have a new laptop (refurbished) that came with Windows 7. When I initially started the machine it went through the install process, and finished with burning 4 recovery disks. All good at this stage.
I then installed Linux as a dual boot and again all was well. Both OS's booted fine.
I then (stupidly) resized the C:\ partition and on next boot got the "BootMngr" missing error.
I decided to use the 4 discs expecting a menu to repair or recover -instead it went straight into a recovery install procedure. So the first thing was it warned me that the entire disk would be repartitioned resulting in loss of data etc. No problems I had already cleared what I needed.
It seemed to install OK, but when I tried to boot, I just got a black screen and blinking cursor.
I reinstalled Linux and tried to reboot. This time the windows OS had been found, and I chose Windows, this was when I got the BootMngr missing error.
I searched the net and found a number of fixes involving using an installation CD (which a friend loaned me) using this I was able to get to the"repair computer" part and went into the command line to copy the bootmngr file to the correct place. c:\ from the disc. But it couldn't find it. I then realised that the file was on the D:\ disc and I successfully copied it to the C:\ but same error came again.
I have tried changing to the Boot directory in D:\ and using bootrec/fixboot and bootrec/rebuild bcd but all to no avail.
Anyone know how to fix this so that I can get into my windows system again?
Is there a way to make a Windows"Live" CD so that I can see the system without mounting the partitions?