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Windows 7: BOOTMGR missing after format c drive

03 Feb 2010   #1
kcmcevoy

windows 7
 
 
BOOTMGR missing after format c drive

Hi all,

2 days ago I upgraded to Windows 7 from xp by doing a custom install. I was having problems with xp anyway as it kept crashing. I thought it was best time to upgrade to 7. After installing 7 it worked fine, until yesterday when I was installing COD MW2. It kept restarting and hanging so I decided to reformat the HD as this wasnt done before installing 7. I managed to do this fine from the command prompt and then inserted the W7 dvd (x64). I selected it to boot from DVD drive in the boot menu and after the black screen which says "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD" it just says BOOTMGR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.
It seems to have disabled the keyboard after selecting the boot drive as all I can do is press reset. I cannot boot from dvd at all. This is the fix I have read in many forums.

Can anyone please help!?

Specs

Model ASRock ConRoe1333 - D667
Operating SystemWIndows 7 Ultimate (currently uninstalled)
CPU Type Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2.39G
Memory Size 2GB DDR2
Hard Disk
250GB SATA 5400RPM
Optical Drive Pinoneer DVD RW
Graphics Card
ATI Sapphire 1650X Pro

Kev


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03 Feb 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

Check in you BIOS and disable the hard drive as a boot drive. When you are done, the only boot device should be your DVD drive.

Hope this helps,
~JK
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03 Feb 2010   #3
kcmcevoy

windows 7
 
 

Thanks Jonathan, I did that but still no joy. Still get BOOTMGR is missing
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03 Feb 2010   #4
King64

WIN,XP,7,VISTA,SERVER
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kcmcevoy View Post
Thanks Jonathan, I did that but still no joy. Still get BOOTMGR is missing
Can you see,if your dvd still bootable?try on other pc if still bootable or not!!can happens sometimes the bootmanager file on the dvd, get lost for some reason!!
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03 Feb 2010   #5
King64

WIN,XP,7,VISTA,SERVER
 
 

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03 Feb 2010   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kcmcevoy View Post
Thanks Jonathan, I did that but still no joy. Still get BOOTMGR is missing
Try re-burning your DVD at a slow speed.

Where did you download your ISO from?
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03 Feb 2010   #7
Venths

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King64 View Post
Yeah, this is the one he needed. This should resolve the issue. Please try this !
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03 Feb 2010   #8
kcmcevoy

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kcmcevoy View Post
Thanks Jonathan, I did that but still no joy. Still get BOOTMGR is missing
Try re-burning your DVD at a slow speed.

Where did you download your ISO from?
Its the original Windows 7 Ultimate DVD straight out of the box
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03 Feb 2010   #9
kcmcevoy

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King64 View Post
thanks will try this and keep u posted
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03 Feb 2010   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kcmcevoy View Post
Hi all,

It kept restarting and hanging so I decided to reformat the HD as this wasnt done before installing 7. I managed to do this fine from the command prompt and then inserted the W7 dvd (x64). I selected it to boot from DVD drive in the boot menu and after the black screen which says "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD" it just says BOOTMGR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.

Kev
Try a other DVD Drive.
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