How can I fix a ‘Boot Manager is missing’ error in Windows 7?
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While trying to fix an audio problem with my “Restore Disc”, I received an error message. Now when I boot up the PC, I get ‘Boot Manager is missing’ error.

I’m running Windows 7. What are my options? My restore disc will not work.

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Answers (3)
  • FIDELIS

    Hello, you might not need the recovery dvd if you have a recovery partition on your computer. What you do is the following:

    — Start up your computer
    — select the advanced repair option
    — on the menu select command promp
    — when command prompt opens up type the following commands:
    — bootrec.exe /FixMbr
    — press enter
    — bootrec.exe /FixBoot
    — press enter
    — restart your computer

    If you do not have a recovery partition on your drive, you can do the same by using the recovery disk and follow the same steps. Of course, make sure that you are booting from the right drive to begin with, like somebody adviced before. By following, these steps, your computer should restart normally.

    Here is a link, explaining what you can do with the bootrec.exe command:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

    http://www.windows7hacker.com/index.php/2010/01/how-to-manually-troubleshoot-and-repair-windows-7-bootloader/

  • Mike

    I agree, booting from the Windows 7 CD and using the Startup Repair is the best option.
    Another possible fix might be to run the following command bootrec /fixboot

    Link:
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/fixing-bootmgr-is-missing-error-while-trying-to-boot-windows-vista/

  • Anonymous

    Did you checked your BIOS to be sure if You didnt changed the boot sequence in BIOS,

    Also be sure that all your cables are well plugged specially for the hard drives.

    you can download windows 7 repair cd from this link
    http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/

    Please try this:

    1- boot the windows 7 CD

    2- repair

    3- click on the cmd option

    4- diskpart list volume

    5- make sur that c: is referencing the volume that contains windows directory, if it is not the case change it to c using assign letter command of disk part

    6- now, you are ready to rebuild from scratch

    7- go to c:windowssystem32

    8- run : bcdboot c:windows /s c:

    9- shutdown -r -t 0

    you can also •Under Recovery Tool, choose the option named “Startup repair”. Now,Windows will try to repair your startup problem and gives a message to restart your system

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