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bootmgr is missing press ctrl+alt+del to restart windows xp

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  • bootmgr is missing press ctrl+alt+del to restart windows xp


    Windows XP doesn’t use bootmgr, but if you’re running Windows Vista or Windows 7, run these:


    There are several reasons for this error message, e.g. corruption to the file bootmgr or bootmgr residing on a different drive. Depending upon your exact issue, the following should help to resolve it.

    Boot from the DVD (you may have to change the first boot device to CD/DVD in the BIOS), answer a few questions, select the Repair option in the bottom left corner and choose:
    1. Startup Repair (you may have to run it several times).
     
    2. If the above doesn't cure the problem, go back to the Repair Option and this time choose Command Prompt, then type these 4 commands (in all instances the capitals are for clarity only):
    BOOTREC /FIXMBR and press Enter
    BOOTREC /FIXBOOT and press Enter.
    BOOTREC /SCANOS and press Enter.
    BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD and press Enter.
     
    3. If it’s still not successful or you receive ‘No operating system found’ or ‘Element not found’ messages, go back to the Command Prompt and make the partition active by typing these commands:
    DISKPART and press Enter.
    LIST DISK and press Enter.
    SELECT DISK N and press Enter (N represents the disk you want).
    LIST PARTITION and press Enter.
    SELECT PARTITION N and press Enter (N represents the partition you want).
    ACTIVE and press Enter.
    EXIT and press Enter.
    Now go back to 1 above and run it again, perhaps run 2 as well.

    Wednesday, December 22, 2010 8:35 AM

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  • bootmgr is missing press ctrl+alt+del to restart windows xp


    Windows XP doesn’t use bootmgr, but if you’re running Windows Vista or Windows 7, run these:


    There are several reasons for this error message, e.g. corruption to the file bootmgr or bootmgr residing on a different drive. Depending upon your exact issue, the following should help to resolve it.

    Boot from the DVD (you may have to change the first boot device to CD/DVD in the BIOS), answer a few questions, select the Repair option in the bottom left corner and choose:
    1. Startup Repair (you may have to run it several times).
     
    2. If the above doesn't cure the problem, go back to the Repair Option and this time choose Command Prompt, then type these 4 commands (in all instances the capitals are for clarity only):
    BOOTREC /FIXMBR and press Enter
    BOOTREC /FIXBOOT and press Enter.
    BOOTREC /SCANOS and press Enter.
    BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD and press Enter.
     
    3. If it’s still not successful or you receive ‘No operating system found’ or ‘Element not found’ messages, go back to the Command Prompt and make the partition active by typing these commands:
    DISKPART and press Enter.
    LIST DISK and press Enter.
    SELECT DISK N and press Enter (N represents the disk you want).
    LIST PARTITION and press Enter.
    SELECT PARTITION N and press Enter (N represents the partition you want).
    ACTIVE and press Enter.
    EXIT and press Enter.
    Now go back to 1 above and run it again, perhaps run 2 as well.

    Wednesday, December 22, 2010 8:35 AM
  • bootmgr is missing press ctrl+alt+del to restart windows xp


    Windows XP doesn’t use bootmgr, but if you’re running Windows Vista or Windows 7, run these:


    There are several reasons for this error message, e.g. corruption to the file bootmgr or bootmgr residing on a different drive. Depending upon your exact issue, the following should help to resolve it.

    Boot from the DVD (you may have to change the first boot device to CD/DVD in the BIOS), answer a few questions, select the Repair option in the bottom left corner and choose:
    1. Startup Repair (you may have to run it several times).
     
    2. If the above doesn't cure the problem, go back to the Repair Option and this time choose Command Prompt, then type these 4 commands (in all instances the capitals are for clarity only):
    BOOTREC /FIXMBR and press Enter
    BOOTREC /FIXBOOT and press Enter.
    BOOTREC /SCANOS and press Enter.
    BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD and press Enter.
     
    3. If it’s still not successful or you receive ‘No operating system found’ or ‘Element not found’ messages, go back to the Command Prompt and make the partition active by typing these commands:
    DISKPART and press Enter.
    LIST DISK and press Enter.
    SELECT DISK N and press Enter (N represents the disk you want).
    LIST PARTITION and press Enter.
    SELECT PARTITION N and press Enter (N represents the partition you want).
    ACTIVE and press Enter.
    EXIT and press Enter.
    Now go back to 1 above and run it again, perhaps run 2 as well.


    Thursday, May 10, 2012 2:03 AM
  • Hello. Hope you are still here to help. I've done all the steps above. But it still doesn't solve the problem. no OS shows after "repair my computer". And in partitions, i have three. Partitions 0,1,2.. I can only make Partition 1 active as it is the primary partition. The rest gets error. Please help me through this. Thanks
    Saturday, December 14, 2013 6:46 AM
  • Hello. Hope you are still here to help. I've done all the steps above. But it still doesn't solve the problem. no OS shows after "repair my computer". And in partitions, i have three. Partitions 0,1,2.. I can only make Partition 1 active as it is the primary partition. The rest gets error. Please help me through this. Thanks

    Hello Ember006

    I think you should start a new thread as this is an old one that refers to a bootmgr missing message.

    You say your error is in accessing partitions other than the active one. Remember that the active partition does not necessarily contain the operating system, but does contain the system boot files.

    Post again and someone will assist you.

    Saturday, December 14, 2013 8:29 AM
  • Thanks for your comment (you may have to run it several times).
    Friday, May 23, 2014 9:20 PM