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Windows 7: Bootmgr is missing - Fix

20 Dec 2012   #40

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yiberu View Post
after doing these steps it still says the same message
i also did the following
bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
cd boot
attrib bcd -s -h -r
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
bootrec /RebuildBcd
but it didnt work so i tried again but it gave me an error that ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old already exsits
thanks any help is really appreciated
Hello Yiberu, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That error is normal since you already created a bcd.old backup the first time you did this. You would just need to change the command below a bit to be different each time you do it.

For example, add a 2 at the end. If you do it again, use 3 instead, and etc.... to avoid the already exists error.

ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old2

Sometimes, it may take running startup repair 3 times.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Hope this helps, :)

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20 Dec 2012   #41

win7 home premium

thanks for your reply
it then says add installation to boot list? yes (y) no (n) /all (a)
which one should i chose the last time i just said "yes"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2012   #42

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I would say all.

Before doing that, type bcdedit and press Enter, then post the results here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2012   #43

win7 home premium

can you please clarify where and when i should type bcedit?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

20 Dec 2012   #44

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

In the same command prompt at boot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2012   #45

win7 home premium

hi thankyou for your post. but can you please be much more specific.
because whatever it is you are saying i am not doing it correctly.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2012   #46

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Sorry that was bcdedit and press Enter.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2012   #47

win7 home premium

after doing bcdedit I receive the following
but when I reboot I get the same error
not sure what to do from here.
please any advice is really appreciated.

windows boot manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=c:
path \bootmgr
description windows boot manager
locale en-us
default {default}
displayorder {default}
timeout 30

windows boot loader
identifier {default}
device partition=c:
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
description windows 7 professional
locale en-us
osdevice partition=c:
systemroot \windows
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2012   #48

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Double check your boot priority list in your BIOS to make sure that your Windows 7 drive is set to be first to boot from, save your settings, then see if you still get the "Bootmgr is missing" error.

In addition, you might use SeaTools for Dos (click on downloads at link) to scan your hard drive with at boot see if it may be bad or dead.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2012   #49

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
Bootmgr is missing - or is it ??

I thought it would be helpful to share my recent experience:

Today I upgraded a 60Gig SSD to a 90Gig as I was running out of space .... .... ...

The meant I had to disconnect SATA cables to 3 drives in total, and remove a memory stick in order to remove the SSD I planned to replace

When it was all done - I turned on - and "Bootmgr is missing" appeared

Like many before me, I searched online (luckily I had a laptop that was still working) for a solution, but none of them seemed to help !

Luckily I had a full disk backup and my operating system and programs are on a separate drive from my data - So I reached for my Acronis recovery disc !

After restoring the entire SSD with operating system and programs ... ...

I turned on - and "Bootmgr is missing" appeared, just as before

By now you may be experiencing some of my frustration (When is he going to get to the point? I hear you say)

More searching online, but nothing seemed to work ... ...

However, there was a clue in one of the responses .... something about a poor SATA connection ??

I reopened the case, and realised that I had inadvertantly connected my boot drive to SATA socket "1" instead of socket "0". I switched them back and immediately all was well.
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