20 viewsBOOTMGR is missing
I have tried everything that I have found to get beyond the "BOOTMGR is missing" message, but have not yet been able to boot into Window 7. Perhaps I am trying to do something that can't be done...
I started with a Windows 7 system that was getting hard drive errors. When I attempted to backup a system image with Macrium Reflect, it would not complete because of hard drive errors. The Win 7 system had 3 partitions on the hard drive: OS, recovery, and a small FAT partition. I finally gave up on getting everything backed up, and only selected the OS and FAT partitions, and got a successful system image created. I then went on to restore the system image to a good hard drive, and started trying to get it to boot. Note: the bad hard drive was still booting okay after a few runs with chkdsk /r.
One thing I noticed is that I think the active partition on the bad hard drive was the recovery partition that did not get successfully backed up. I don't know if that is significant.
I have tried Bootrec (/fixmbr, /fixboot, /rebuildbcd). I have also tried many other things I have found at different websites, such as the following link:
but nothing has worked.
For a while, I was trying with the 2 partitions, then later I deleted the small FAT partition, and tried to work with only the OS partition.
I have tried several methods of rebuilding the BCD, refreshing it, etc.,
I would like to know if what I am trying to do is even possible, where I have gone from 3 partitions to 2, then to 1?