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BSOD/Bootmgr not finding OS


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#1 Ramaddil

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:47 AM

I am having a problem that is causing me to pull my hair out.. I started getting a BSOD where my computer would reboot and say Bootmgr not found. I believe it was Kernel Data Inpage error. After this if I rebooted again it would do the same thing. Only after powering down my computer and starting it up would it find the bootmgr and continue to windows 7.

So I decided to check the major components out and last night I ran a chkdsk /r on one of my HDD's. I let it run over night and had a camera watch it and before it completed the check I received another BSOD a different one with Bad System Config Info ***Stop: 0x00000074. After the BSOD it rebooted and came to Unable to locate Bootmgr message.

My Computer Specs: (Home Built)
Cpu: AMD Phenom II (X6 1090T)
Ram: 16GB DDR1600 GSkill Ripjaw (11-11-11-28) (Factory Spec)
MB: GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H
Graphics: Raedon 5850
HD's: 1. 64GB Crucial M4 (SSD) (boot)
2. 1 TB Western Digital
3. 256GB Crucial M4 (SSD)
4. 1 TB Westen Digital
5. 3 TB Western Digital

I ran a crystal disk info on my disks and one of them had a Caution.. But this drive was not my boot drive it was a storage drive. I am also running a Memtest as I am typing this.

Any help with this matter would be greatly appreciated, at this point I am looking to avoid reformatting if at all possible.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:13 PM

Have you try running Windows Start up Repair with the CD

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:47 PM

not yet... but would that make the computer randomly crash? with BSOD?

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:46 PM

I would do that first before I assume other things

Was it working previously.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/blue-screen-with-this-error-code/03276fa2-6dcb-44d0-a778-499d5d00b65d -Kernal inpage error
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/windows-7-0x00000074-startup-blue-screen/e9e412ae-013c-4fb7-93a4-e369dd1718dc stop 0x000074

you have a BSOD indicating a RAM problem but its not finding the boot manager so Its passing POST ok.


Start up repair will attempt to fix the bootmgr

What did the memtest indicated

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:06 PM

When I ran the test on all 4 sticks at the same time I had an error on Test #5 Block move test.. 6 errors. I since have been testing each stick individually running 2 passes on each. So far each stick has had no errors 3 down 1 to go. I had no previous issues with booting or crashes.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:22 PM

Testing Stick 4 Now.. Ran Start Up repair it found a error: he partition table does not have a valid system partition. It repaired it and so far it seems to be rebooting properly i also ran a chkdsk on my primary C:\ drive (Boot). Just awaiting this last stick of ram... any other suggestions?

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:58 AM

After all the testing it still crashed... with same cant find bootmgr

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:42 PM

So all 4 of them pass of Memory modules

Try these suggestions http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrormessage/a/bootmgr-is-missing.htm

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