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Windows 7: boot manager missing

26 Apr 2012   #1

windows 7 pro 64bit
boot manager missing

Hi everyone. im at my wits end. with this one it all started when yes i was trying to move drive partions to make my c drive larger and in the process must have deleted the bootmanager.
now when i boot up all i get is this
BOOTMGR is missing
press ctrl+alt+del to restart
i have tried to reboot in bios to cd instead of hdrive doesnt read cd
both windows 7 cd and my repair cd dont read also burned the repair disk to stick and changed bios menu to boot to hdd usb stick still same menu as above.
ive been into the boot menu to changeto cd drive to boot but the arrow keys will not move the asterix is stuck on hard drive and floppy disk at the top is high lighted
ive have spent alot of time searching forums all are good once you get repair disk to start. plz help very sad Angel

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26 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit

Welcome to the Seven Forums, ArchAngel. There are many threads in these Forums telling you how to handle this common problem. However for starters you read the tutorial at Bootmgr is missing - Fix. There you shall be shown the way to resolve this problem.

In case you are unable to resolve the problem then first use a Partition Manager Boot Disk to delete all the partitions on the Hard Disk and then recreate the partitions as you want them to be. After that do a clean reinstall of Window 7 on the first partition using your installation DVD. This is how I solved this problem before I had joined Seven Forums.
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26 Apr 2012   #3
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26 Apr 2012   #4

windows 7 pro 64bit
advice much apprecaited

thxs for the advice i will have a look and let u know how it unfolds
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26 Apr 2012   #5

windows 7 pro 64bit
still the song remains the same

ok ive read some of the scripts using advance boot menu
problem i have is the boot menu is frozen it wont let me move into advance options

switch on pc
1st screen is gigabite s series desplay
on the bottom of the screen i have these options

tab ; post screen del ; bios set up/ q-flash f9 ; xpress recovery2 f12 : boot menu

end: q flash

next screen
is a list of pci devices below that is verifying dmi pool data.... below that gives us our wonderful bootmanager is missing... press ctr alt del to restart
]then flashing _ but u cannot type anyrthing.

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26 Apr 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP


What disk do you have to boot? Is it Windows Defender flash stick or CD, Windows 7 DVD or System Repair Disk for the correct 32- or 64-bit installed OS?

First tap the ESC key repeatedly to enter BIOS setup, make sure the HD is set first to boot, Save Settings and Exit.

Now see if Windows 7 will boot with HD set first to boot.

If not tap the F12 key at reboot to boot into DVD/CD to attempt repairs as given in tutorial in blue link. You 'll need to work through all the steps since nothing can be ruled out.
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26 Apr 2012   #7

windows 7 pro 64bit

by pressing esc repeatly, just fast tracks to the last screen on my last script.
when i press del key to get into my bios set up i made sure 1st boot is to hd 2nd to cd 3rd to floppy.
this does not boot, it goes through to bootmanager missing ctrl alt del to restart

i have tried to put my windows 7 pro 64 bit cd in and reboot it doesnt read the cd
also i have burned a cd repair disk still the same and also used a usb stick and changed the bios menu to boot off usb hdd stick as the first boot and still get the same result
when i press f 12 to get into boot menu i cannot move the arrow keys at all it remains in hd boot up the srceen just locks up and i have to restart the machine to get out of the menu
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26 Apr 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP


Try resetting the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Now enter BIOS setup again and set CD/DVD drive to boot first. Reboot, look for Press Any key prompt to boot Windows 7 DVD or Repair CD. Do you see it?

If not burn another Windows 7 DVD or Repair CD. If you use the Windows 7 DVD ISO in this tutorial and the tool to burn to DVD or write to Stick then it should boot. Keep trying until it boots.

If it will not boot then try to boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD which will autostart, wipe the HD from Disk tab. This will force the installer to also autostart to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

You can copy out your files by slaving the HD to another computer but it likely won't boot. You can also try Paragon Rescue CD freeware which should autostart to copy out your files.
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26 Apr 2012   #9

windows 7 pro 64bit
getting closer but no cigar

ok i reset bios and disabled first boot to hd and let 2nd boot to cd
this ran through as before but when it came to verifying dmi pool data new command came underneath ... boot from cd/dvd: press any key to boot from cd or dvd....
it waited few seconds i tried any key but no responce from key board then the dreaded bootmgr missing appeared again
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27 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit

Hi ArchAngel,

Had you re-partitioned the Hard Disk and then clean installed Windows 7, you would have been through long back. If all else fails then you can perhaps still take this option, as I had suggested in the first post.

Of course one misses out a lot in the learning experience if one takes this simple way out.

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