Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Boot manager is missing (please read and help)

24 Dec 2011   #41
gregrocker

 

Maybe the display driver was installed badly and it will work if tried again. If not, hide the Update by rightclicking on it.

I would not turn off Automatic Updates as they are too important for security, and getting faulty drivers via optional Windows Updates is quite literally one in a million chance.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
24 Dec 2011   #42
123wc

Windows 7 (32bit)
 
 

No, Automatic update is not turned off, I just set it up so it asks me which updates I want before it installs--so it won't install the video card update without asking me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2011   #43
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Thanks for the clarification, Greg. I really thought that what I was doing was alright so I did not come here first. The System Reserved Partition was created during the vendor's installation and I perhaps wrongly thought that it had no link with my clean install on a formatted drive.

Could you please clarify one more thing. Why and how did the System Reserved Partition get created at all in the first place when the vendor installed Win 7 Pro? It is not there on my Desktop and now on my daughter's Laptop.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wanchoo View Post

So now I think that whenever one gets the message of "Bootmgr not found" one should just clean up everything and reinstall the OS like I did. I am still wondering what was inside the deleted partition "System Reserved" that caused all the mess in the first place.
Deleting the System Reserved boot partition might make Win7 fail to boot? Ya think?

Did you notice that it said System and Active on that partition? If not then you shouldn't be "cleaning up" partitions after installation, then coming here afterwards (instead of in advance to ask) to report that the solution is reinstalling Win7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Dec 2011   #44
gregrocker

 

System Reserved is created during install if you create a partition using Drive Options (Advanced), or select Unallocated Space and click Next to have it autoformat during install.

You'll know you are going to get it because it will prompt with a warning, at which time you can back out into Repair console, use a Command Line to run Diskpart "Create Partition Primary" command on the disk in focus which will fill empty space with a partition that you can then select during install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2011   #45
123wc

Windows 7 (32bit)
 
 

It looks like Windows 7 was still able to update the video card and now I get the black screen again Does anybody know how I can remove the update to the video card? Thanks. Also, how can I stop Windows 7 from updating it automatically?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2011   #46
123wc

Windows 7 (32bit)
 
 

It's ok, I just rolled back the driver and everything is ok now
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Boot manager is missing (please read and help)




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
“boot manager missing“ help
hello there, hope for little help. last time i had tried to re install window 7 ultimate x64 due to some problem bt in doing so when window expanding file, it stuck for an hour on 8%. then i tried start up repair which result missing boot manager. after surfing on net i used rebuildBcd command....
Installation & Setup
Boot Manager Missing
Hello, I have tried to return my HP dm1 Pavilion Notebook to factory settings. I have a problem now as when I try to turn on my notebook I receive the message "Boot MGR missing". I did have my entire c drive encrypted with Truecrypt. Now when I am asked for the Truecrypt password to start the...
Backup and Restore
Boot manager missing
Hello All, sda has three partitions. sda1, sda2, sda3. sda1 is the boot partition that windows creates. sda2 is where Windows, program files etc are. sda3 is for my personal data. something happened to Windows boot manager. The system would not boot (blank screen with a blinking...
Installation & Setup
Missing Boot Manager
Hello, So after browsing multiple forums and posts I decided to make my own since following little snippets of advice for others has possibly led me to my current problem. Currently my Win 7 does not boot. I believe the current message is "no active partition" This all occurred after...
Installation & Setup
Boot Manager missing
okay, so on an computer I had vista installed, and wanted to install 7. So I created an 100 GiB partition on my hdd, and shrunk the vista installation. Later I booted in 7 and copied all the files I needed to 7. Afterwards I deleted the vista partition, but now I cant boot into 7, It says boot...
Installation & Setup
XP + Seven: Boot Manager missing on XP
Hello all, I use XP on my machine with two 300 GB HDs configured as RAID1 (Nvidia NForce 570 SLI). There are two partitions C (100 GB) for system and D (remaining 200 GB) for data. All is working fine. Now I try to install Windows 7. First I resized D by 100 GB and installed W7 on this new...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:30.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App