bootmgr missing

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by squibby, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. squibby

    squibby Guest

    Last night I downloaded some software installed it then turned off my laptop.
    this morning all I can get is 'BOOTMGR is missing press Ctrl+Alt+Del to
    restart'. I'm only running vista on my laptop and dont get a backup disk with
    the laptop. what can I do?
     
    squibby, Jul 29, 2007
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    Ian Betts Guest

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    Ian

    You did not say what you downloaded. You sound as if you have an attack on
    you boot manger from a virus. If it starts run your virus protector.
     
    Ian Betts, Jul 29, 2007
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  3. squibby

    squibby Guest

    I downloaded some real player software to enable me to play different media
    formats and real games software. At the moment I can't get past the bootmgr
    is missing mesage I have checked in setup and my hard drive is at the top of
    the boot list as other people have had a problem with the computer trying to
    boot from the wrong drive in set up. I don,t have a vista repair disk as my
    laptop came preloaded with vista. I have made a backup of my computer noto my
    usb hard drive, would I be able to boot from this external hard drive?
     
    squibby, Jul 29, 2007
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    pinkladyjay Guest

    hi there,
    im having exactly the same problem. i have a back up disk but it still says
    the same thing when i install it. i hope someone can help, if you have
    managed to sort your laptop out please can you let me no how you did it.

    many thanks
     
    pinkladyjay, Mar 23, 2008
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    Phil Hoskins Guest

    Well all I did was run Disk Cleanup, rebooted and bam, missing bootmgr. I
    also have an OEM copy and no disk and I think the partition with the install
    system is gone. When I use another install disk and run repair it doesn't fix
    the problem.

    I tried command prompt and can read the contents of C drive which is all
    there, but there has got to be a way to access it that isn't apparent from
    any of the answers I have read here.
     
    Phil Hoskins, Apr 30, 2008
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    Michael Guest

    How nice. Another techarena moron reviving a THREE YEAR OLD thread. Piss
    off!
     
    Michael, Aug 12, 2010
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