hi guys. Love the forum and have been getting a lot of help here today! I destroyed my Windows 7 install this morning by messing with the registry (deleted the wownode entire key, bad idea...) anyhow now it wont start so I have a dell/alienware "repair" cd in there. after trying the steps above to get bootmgr working again, the 1st two were successful, but it's failed on the last step.
when I type bootrec /RebuildBcd it says, "Total identified Windows installations: 0"
then if i run repair, it says "Boot manager is missing or corrupt"
when i restart, it still says "BOOTMGR is missing, ctrl alt del to restart"
so i'm stuck on the last step - what's RebuildBcd trying to do?