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  • Hello,
    My second computer has crashed, im not sure what caused it. When i start the computer it goes to a black screen and says that the Bootmgr is missing. I looked in forums but nothing has worked. I tried putting in a vista disc and did the cmd prompt  of  Bootrec/fixmbr then pressing enter then Bootrec/fixboot and pressing enter but this did not work. It previously had XP on it and i would like to get it back to XP, but i do have a windows vista disc i can install but it wont work either for the same reason. Please help.
    Monday, July 27, 2009 7:26 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

      

    According to the problem description, you are unable to start Windows Vista operation system properly and getting the Bootmgr is missing error message; the issue should be caused by the corruption of the bootloader and please follow the instructions below to narrow down the issue.

     

    Rebuild BCD

    1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer. 

    2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.

    3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next

    4. Click Repair your computer

    5. (Click the operating system that you want to repair), and then click Next

    6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt

    7. Type BOOTREC /FIXMBR, and then press ENTER

    8. Type BOOTREC /FIXBOOT, and then press ENTER

    If you have already done the above two steps successfully, you might just skip to the next one.

    9. Type BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD, and then press ENTER

      

    Startup Repair from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)

    1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer. 

    2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.

    3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next

    4. Click Repair your computer

    5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next

    6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer.

    7. (Click the operating system that you want to repair), and then click Next.

    8. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair.

     

    Hope it helps!

    Andy

    • Marked as answer by Andy Song Friday, July 31, 2009 11:39 AM
    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 6:44 AM