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Windows 7: BOOTMGR is missing?

05 Apr 2009   #1
harmann

Win7 x64 7232 // XP x86 SP3
 
 
BOOTMGR is missing?

Hi,

I just finished installing W7 x64 7068. This PC already has XP on a different drive (not just different partition). The W7 drive is set to boot first in BIOS.

After the first reboot I got the "BOOTMGR is missing, ctrl+alt+del to restart" message. If I boot with the XP drive, there is an option for W7 and I can log on with that.

I used the startup repair tool on W7 DVD but it did not detect any problem. Tried easyBCD to reinstall the Vista bootloader but that didn't fix it either.

How can I fix this? And how should I install W7 so that each drive can boot on its own? I can select which drive to boot quickly after POST so I don't want the 2 OSes to tangle up like that

Thanks.


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05 Apr 2009   #2
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

You will need to boot from the xp drive that is where the boot manager for all windows operating systems on your machine is located.
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05 Apr 2009   #3
harmann

Win7 x64 7232 // XP x86 SP3
 
 

Well I played with it for a bit... Disabled the other drives in BIOS then repaired with W7 DVD. Now it finds the problem and fixes it.
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05 Apr 2009   #4
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Technically there was no problem until you disabled the other drives and 7 could not find the boot manager. When you install windows 7 it replaces the XP boot manager on your XP drive, that is what will be used to select which operating system you wish to boot. Disabling drives and installing a boot manager on each drive for each OS is not the norm.
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03 Aug 2009   #5
JeffLogan

Windows 7
 
 
same problem

I have vista install first in c drive, and installed win 7 on the e drive, when i tried to format the c drive and reboot to win 7, it come out that bootmgr.exe is missing.
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03 Aug 2009   #6
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JeffLogan View Post
I have vista install first in c drive, and installed win 7 on the e drive, when i tried to format the c drive and reboot to win 7, it come out that bootmgr.exe is missing.
Put in your 7 DVD (or USB key) and press F5,6,7,8 (always forget which one) and choose to repair the computer. This might take a few times but it should repair the lost bootmgr and you should be good to go
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03 Aug 2009   #7
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harmann View Post
Well I played with it for a bit... Disabled the other drives in BIOS then repaired with W7 DVD. Now it finds the problem and fixes it.
can you explain in detail how you did this... I have the same problem and with unplugging all other HDDs and repair-reboot-repair-reboot 5x I still get this:
Quote:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=N:
path \bootmgr
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {7800cce0-7c49-11de-bc70-801ac4a4f209}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 5
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7 Ultimate
locale en-US
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {07c6c1b8-7ec8-11de-8a31-806e6f6e6963}
C:\Windows\system32>
and N: is not on the same HDD that C: is.
these files are found by cmd-> run as admin type "bcdedit"
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03 Aug 2009   #8
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Hi,

Set your hidden and system files to visible (in explorer -> mapoptions)


Copy the bootmgr file from the N: drive to the C: drive manually.

Next in bcdedit

change "device partition=N:" to "device partition=C:"

That's it
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04 Feb 2010   #9
plr

win 7
 
 
New hdd new win 7 install missing boot manager

Ok , i have a hp 2 yr. Old comp with 6gigs ram brand new wd hdd 500 gig
(i do have other hdd's disk connected to system with vista and xp systems installed on them however i have the new wd installed via bios setings as primary hdd . Installed win 7 to new wd hdd and installed ok until i rebooted . (this is after removing install disk from dvd drive ) i get the missing boot manger message. Odd thing is i can put the win 7 install disk back in and reboot and win 7 operates normally.
Alsost like the cd's with games on them were you had to have the cd in drive to play the games.
Whats happening ? Does the install put the bootmanger file someplace other than drive "c" . And how does one rectify this problem?

I'm thinking of removing the other hard drives and install win 7 again with only the one wd hdd installed and see if that does the trick.
Also the new wd hdd that i originally installed to didn't have an operating suystem installed on it
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03 Mar 2010   #10
HorzE

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SquonkSC View Post
Hi,

Set your hidden and system files to visible (in explorer -> mapoptions)


Copy the bootmgr file from the N: drive to the C: drive manually.

Next in bcdedit

change "device partition=N:" to "device partition=C:"

That's it
How to edit in bcdedit? And what file(s) to move?
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