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Boot manager is missing


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#1 anonymousg

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 04:45 PM

My computer, which runs Windows 7, will not boot because boot manager is missing. I cannot locate the Windows 7 installation disc, the chances are very slim that I find it, but I might. I also might be able to find a blank DVD-RW. What do I do if I want to fix my computer?

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 05:23 PM

If you have Vista/7 DVD...

start with step 2

If you don't have Vista/7 DVD...

1. Create Vista/7 Recovery Disc.

Option 1 :
Vista: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/141820-create-recovery-disc.html (Option Two)
Windows 7: http://www.guidingtech.com/3816/system-repair-recovery-disc-windows-7/

Option 2:
Download Vista Recovery Disc iso image: http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/
Download Windows 7 Recovery Disc iso image: http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/
Burn it to CD, or DVD: http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/G/Burning+ISO+Images+to+a+CD+or+DVD

2. Boot from created disk.

Vista users. At first screen click on Repair your computer:
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Windows 7 users. At first screen click on Install now:
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Select your language and click next:
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Click the button for "Use recovery tools":
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The following applies to both, Vista and Windows 7 users.

This will bring you to a new screen where the repair process will look for all Windows Vista/7 installations on your computer. When done you will be presented with the System Recovery Options dialog box:
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After this, it will present you with a list of options including startup repair, system restore and command prompt:
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Select Command Prompt

Type in:
bootrec /FixMbr (<--- there is a "space" after "bootrec")
and then press Enter

Once completed then type Exit, press Enter and restart computer.

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