Hi everybody\nI've installed Vista RC1 starting from an exterbal dvd (Usb). The\ninstallation was fine (but at opposite of what is written it never restart\nduring the procedure). Finishing the Expanding file (about 50 minutes) it\ngoes on to next steps and at the end it restart automatically.\nAt the reboot on prompt says "BOOTMGR is missin - Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to\nreboot)".\nSo I'vre read many message regarding this trouble and I've tried to use the\nrepair function from the dvd (it is really boring during the "Windows is\nloadin files" phase, about 30 minutes to go).\nI've chosen Startup repair , but no problems are found, it seems everything\nallright but rebooting the problem is still remain.\nSo after ia new "Windows is loading files..." phase I've tried to use\nCommand prompt and with a ScanOS it says this "Total identifies Windows\ninstallations:0". But in Startup Repair it finds th windows Vista on my Hd\n"C:".\nSo I've tried to write a boot.ini manually but it does't works...\nSo now I've 2 choices\n1) Re-try a repair (but I'm skeptic about it)\n2) Try a re-installation of o.s.\n\nAny ideas?\nThanks in advance\nCiao\nGianfranco\n\nPS: Could be a problem regarding my dvd that is an external device on usb\nport? I don't know because it seems to works during every phases.