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Windows 7: Bootmanager is missing -tried most things...

14 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)
Bootmanager is missing -tried most things...

Hi, I installed a linux OS on a flash drive using unetbootin.

When I rebooted and set the BIOS to read the Flash Drive - I got the "Bootmanager is Missing"

I ran repair system from the Windows 7 repair disk three times and it can no longer find anything to repair, i.e. everything looks fine.

Any ideas as to what I can do next?


PS I thought this might be helpful since I read about it in another thread:

In cmd I typed: bcdedit:

Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {97e3f5b1-79bc-11e0-bc51-932fd998e50a}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {97e3f5b3-79bc-11e0-bc51-932fd998e50a}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {97e3f5b1-79bc-11e0-bc51-932fd998e50a}
nx OptIn

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc

Maybe this will help.
For both Vista and Seven
Bootmgr is missing - Fix
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)

thanks for your help and I tried the tutorial via your link. Everything went according to plan and I received all the positive replies from the cmd prompts.

I rebooted.

Still the "bootmanager is missing"

What could be the issue?

Should I try the entire process again, i.e. 3 times the Repair Disk looking for start-up errors, then the cmd prompts as recommended in the above link/ tutorial?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP


Do you have the Win7 100mb System Reserved partition (if you have it) or the Win7 partition itself marked Active? Partition - Mark as Active

Then run up to 3 separate Startup Repairs with reboots.

If it fails, use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to confirm marked Active, then highlight Win7 Disk and from Disk tab Rebuild MBR.

If you can see your files with PW CD Explore function, then you can copy them out using this method: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
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