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Windows 7: "BOOTMGR is Missing"


13 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
"BOOTMGR is Missing"

Hi, so here's the case. I know there has been a lot of threads about this but I think I know why this happened but I don't know how to fix it.

So okay, here's what happened:

Recently, I upgraded my OS from Windows XP to Windows 7 Ultimate. However my Windows XP is in Local Disk C: while my Windows 7 is in Local Disk D:. Ever since, I had a dual boot menu at startup. Since I don't plan on ever using my Windows XP, I tried formatting Local Disk C: but it won't let me. So, since i need memory, I decided to delete the files individually including its BOOT folder. It was working until it restarted and told me that BOOTMGR is missing. any hints?

PS: i don't have my windows 7 installer anymore since the CD broke. though I have copy in a USB.

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13 Oct 2012   #2

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Bootmgr is missing - Fix

Hope this helps,

Harry
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13 Oct 2012   #3

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You couldn't delete it because bootmgr and bootmenu were on winxp partition!
do this : Partition - Mark as Active METHOD 2
so mark the Windows 7 partition as active

Now do Startup Repair

Tip   Tip
Sometimes it may take running a startup repair (3) separate times with restarting the computer after each time before it fully fixes the startup issue.

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Windows 7 boots now? You can delete the winxp partition using disk management now
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13 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
You couldn't delete it because bootmgr and bootmenu were on winxp partition!
do this : Partition - Mark as Active METHOD 2
so mark the Windows 7 partition as active

Now do Startup Repair

Tip   Tip
Sometimes it may take running a startup repair (3) separate times with restarting the computer after each time before it fully fixes the startup issue.

--------------
Windows 7 boots now? You can delete the winxp partition using disk management now
how can I mark my Windows 7 partition as active when my welcome screen is "BOOTMGR is missing press ctrl + alt + dlt to restart" ?
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13 Oct 2012   #5

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Follow the tutorial which I listed first, and then we will show you how to make the Windows 7 partition as active.

Alternatively, since you only want the Windows 7 operating system, then you could also do a complete reinstall of the operating system and reformat the hard-drive(s).
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13 Oct 2012   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sassysarah View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
You couldn't delete it because bootmgr and bootmenu were on winxp partition!
do this : Partition - Mark as Active METHOD 2
so mark the Windows 7 partition as active

Now do Startup Repair

Tip   Tip
Sometimes it may take running a startup repair (3) separate times with restarting the computer after each time before it fully fixes the startup issue.

--------------
Windows 7 boots now? You can delete the winxp partition using disk management now
how can I mark my Windows 7 partition as active when my welcome screen is "BOOTMGR is missing press ctrl + alt + dlt to restart" ?
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/71432-partition-mark-active.html METHOD 2 as I told you in previous post!
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13 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Follow the tutorial which I listed first, and then we will show you how to make the Windows 7 partition as active.

Alternatively, since you only want the Windows 7 operating system, then you could also do a complete reinstall of the operating system and reformat the hard-drive(s).
oh okay, but i dont have the installer.
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13 Oct 2012   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sassysarah View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Follow the tutorial which I listed first, and then we will show you how to make the Windows 7 partition as active.

Alternatively, since you only want the Windows 7 operating system, then you could also do a complete reinstall of the operating system and reformat the hard-drive(s).
oh okay, but i dont have the installer.
You did install Windows 7 previously... how did you do that without Windows 7 install dvd?
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13 Oct 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sassysarah View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Follow the tutorial which I listed first, and then we will show you how to make the Windows 7 partition as active.

Alternatively, since you only want the Windows 7 operating system, then you could also do a complete reinstall of the operating system and reformat the hard-drive(s).
oh okay, but i dont have the installer.
You did install Windows 7 previously... how did you do that without Windows 7 install dvd?
i had. then it broke.
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13 Oct 2012   #10

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You said you had the Windows 7 stored on a USB drive, therefore you can burn the OS onto a DVD using a different computer if available.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

The first few steps will allow you boot from the USB drive, and then perform a Repair Install.

Hope this helps,

Harry
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