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Windows 7: Bootmgr is missing error after changing partition drives Need Help!!

09 Oct 2013   #1
GuitarWarrior97

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Bootmgr is missing error after changing partition drives Need Help!!

Hi, i'm new here and I made an account for the sole purpose of getting help on this situation i'm having right now. Yesterday, I wanted to delete my system reserved partition and I followed a guide to do so but I ended up messing up my partitions. I got the Bootmgr error when I would try and boot up, so I looked for solutions on solving this issue but I have no luck yet. I tried the Windows 7 recovery disc recovery options (startup repair and command prompt) and I tried to change the boot order in the bios but to no avail did it help. One thing I should note is i'm able to successfully boot up from the Windows installation disc but I cannot boot up from my SSD because I messed up the partitions status's Does anyone know how I can reverse this so I can boot up from my SSD instead of my disc everytime? One more thing I should say is I have a second hard drive, a mechanical 2 TB one, and I think I messed up something on that too.


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09 Oct 2013   #2
gregrocker

 

You'd never want to delete or mess with the System Reserved partition since it boots Windows, not until it has its System Active flags moved to C first so that C can boot itself. Here's how, so you can see if it can still be done:

Unplug all other HD's except WIn7 HD.

Mark C Partition Active (Option Two) then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts and C partition holds the System Active flags.

The System REserved partition can now be deleted and recovered if desired using Partition Wizard Resize Partition - Video Help.

If that fails, mark the System Reserved partition Active and try the Startup Repairs to revive it - if necessary recreate the partition using the Win7 installer Drive Options shown in Steps 7 and 8 of Clean Install Windows 7, use Diskpart to mark it Active then run the 3 repairs.

When you plug back in other HD's make sure Win7 HD remains set first HD to boot in BIOS setup, no other partition is marked Active except C. Partition - Mark as Inactive
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