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Windows 7: BOOTMGR is missing , press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

17 Jun 2013   #11

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrgreganregagu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post

Thank you Dinesh for giving me the link , but Gregrocker has already solved my problem

That's great!

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17 Jun 2013   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Thank you for your .... happiness that my problem is fixed....
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17 Jun 2013   #13

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

It's good you got your problem solved.
I must admit the Bootrec approach as outlined by Dinesh is my personal preference as well.
Startup repair in my experience can get bogged down for some reason and after a long period of time come back with a message like your computer could not be fixed.
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17 Jun 2013   #14


Many Users still do not know that Bootrec and all other boot commands are automated in Win7 Startup Repair, along with multiple other tests which assure all parameters are tested and repaired.

Running only bootrec commands is XP-era technology which only applies for Win7 in cases where no OS shows up in WinRE to repair and needs to be forced. Then Startup Repair can be correctly run so all parameters can be tested for repair.

For example, you may have the boot repaired by bootrec but WinRE can be gone from F8 Boot Tools unless Startup Repair is run to test and repair its link.
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17 Jun 2013   #15

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

I disagree that Bootrec is "old technology" and it is my preference if you are reasonably sure you have a problem in the boot chain. I know from personal experience "startup repair" can get its knickers in a knot probably because it is attempting to perform multiple functions. Do you have a list of the sequence of checks it performs?
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17 Jun 2013   #16


It depends upon what the problem is. As I stated in most cases where the boot has been scrambled requiring repair or rewrite of the boot files (after confirming the Active partition) only Startup Repair will also rewrite the WinRE link to F8 Advanced Boot Options.

So for that reason alone it must be considered the Best Practice unless we are content with repairs that leave the OP without WinRE onboard.

We should always keep an open mind for better methods but until then these remain the industry standard for Win7 Repair, most developed here during the first year with nothing proven better yet.

I have my own difference with one regimen which remains intact from the earliest days: repairing Startup Repair loop by replacing the registry is hugely problematic for almost all ordinary consumers. It's the only major repair developed here I will not give out.
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17 Jun 2013   #17

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

I am simply stating that startup repair is a black box of fix it tools which from my experience can have problems. It is of course a useful tool. We have to agree to disagree that Bootrec is the best shot for boot specific problems. That is when the MBR, BCD, bootmgr has been damaged.
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17 Jun 2013   #18


No prob, Michael. We' haven't agreed to disagree is several years now.

It's actually in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start but way down the list in case Startup Repair is failing to find an OS to repair, or needs a push.

See if you like the way it's presented there. Always open to suggestions to clarify better, especially if something is important to someone I respect.
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