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Windows 7: BOOTMGR is corrupt

21 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro/Ubuntu 9.04
 
 
BOOTMGR is corrupt

OK I'm pretty sure this has been posted before but I'm going to do it again.

Alright, I have a new build
motherboard - ecs a780gm-a black edition
Ram - 4GB G.Skill PC6400
HDD - Seagate 320GB
cooling - stock
OS - Windows 7 Pro
processor - AMD phenom X3 8750 toliman 2.4GHZ


OK so here's the problem. I get home from spring break and turn my system on and get the message "BOOTMGR image is corrupt. System cannot boot". I was like WTF? I tried changing boot orders of devices, that didn't work. I tried putting in my windows disc and trying to use the recovery console. That didn't work either. After I hit enter to boot from the Cd it goes to a windows error screen and tells me about using the recovery console or booting into windows blah, and when you press enter it restarts and after it boots from the CD it goes back to the same error screen again. It says something about windows cannot verify the digital signature and gives me the error code:0xc0000428. I hit F8 trying to get the recovery console, I used the Cd which only takes me to that screen and wont let me do anything else but hit enter which restarts the system. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I should do since I cannot get into the recovery console?

Thanks - Neesah




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21 Mar 2010   #2

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deviantone View Post
OK I'm pretty sure this has been posted before but I'm going to do it again.

Alright, I have a new build
motherboard - ecs a780gm-a black edition
Ram - 4GB G.Skill PC6400
HDD - Seagate 320GB
cooling - stock
OS - Windows 7 Pro
processor - AMD phenom X3 8750 toliman 2.4GHZ


OK so here's the problem. I get home from spring break and turn my system on and get the message "BOOTMGR image is corrupt. System cannot boot". I was like WTF? I tried changing boot orders of devices, that didn't work. I tried putting in my windows disc and trying to use the recovery console. That didn't work either. After I hit enter to boot from the Cd it goes to a windows error screen and tells me about using the recovery console or booting into windows blah, and when you press enter it restarts and after it boots from the CD it goes back to the same error screen again. It says something about windows cannot verify the digital signature and gives me the error code:0xc0000428. I hit F8 trying to get the recovery console, I used the Cd which only takes me to that screen and wont let me do anything else but hit enter which restarts the system. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I should do since I cannot get into the recovery console?

Thanks - Neesah
Hello deviantone, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

In Googling your error code: error code:0xc0000428, I got several hits regarding "digital signature" issues.
Error code 0xc0000428 when trying to install win7
Vista failed to boot ntkrnlpa.exe 0xc0000428 - The Win Forums
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...d-e22ab5190ae3

However you say: "I tried changing boot orders of devices" (but you only show one 320GB hard drive?) so you may have caused this error attempting to fix the "BOOTMGR image is corrupt"? I get different hits for that including the possibility of hard drive failure.

BOOTMGR image is corrupt. Can't even boot with DVD How-To Geek Forums
BOOTMGR image corrupt - Vista Help

It was suggested booting with the DVD or CD and using the command prompt option and bootrec /fixmbr or bootrec /fixboot

How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

If this is not successful, you should go the the manufacturer's web site of the hard drive and download their utility and check your drive with it for problems.

Hope this helps!

Cheers!
Robert
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro/Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

I can't get into the windows recovery console. when I put my disk in to do so, all it does it so go windows recovery console error screen telling me about the recovery console and about the digital signature issue. all it allows me to do is press enter. I hit any other key and nothing happens. When enter is hit it just reboots the system and brings me back to that page. I had seen all those solutions you listed before. Most of them require the recovery console or being inside windows and I cannot do either. I even tried using a knoppix live disk but all it does is just get hung up and stays on a black screen.
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22 Mar 2010   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deviantone View Post
I can't get into the windows recovery console. when I put my disk in to do so, all it does it so go windows recovery console error screen telling me about the recovery console and about the digital signature issue. all it allows me to do is press enter. I hit any other key and nothing happens. When enter is hit it just reboots the system and brings me back to that page. I had seen all those solutions you listed before. Most of them require the recovery console or being inside windows and I cannot do either. I even tried using a knoppix live disk but all it does is just get hung up and stays on a black screen.
Perhaps if you reboot, open the BIOS menu, and set the DVD Drive as first in boot order (or priority) you will be allowed to boot to your media (DVD and /or CD) and run the utilities suggested?

Cheers!
Robert
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