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BOOTMGR is missing

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#1 Turaiel


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Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:59 AM

I've been having a problem booting one of my computers lately. Since I added a second hard drive from another computer (one that should be non-bootable), my primary drive refuses to boot. Every time I start the computer, I get "BOOTMGR is missing. Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to reboot." As a result, I have to put in my Windows 7 disc, reboot, and run this at the recovery console:

bcdedit /export c:\BCD_Backup
cd boot
attrib bcd -s -h -r
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
bootrec /RebuildBcd

(From Microsoft Support)

After that, the computer will boot fine, but I have to to this on every single boot. Does anyone know what the problem might be and how to fix it? The problem persists after disconnecting the second drive.

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