Fix BOOTMGR is missing in Windows 7 and Vista

If your Windows 7 encountered the  “BOOTMGR is missing” error. If the problem isn’t hardware related you can fix it  as long as you have a Windows disc handy.

Fixing the “BOOTMGR is missing” error isn’t too hard; here’s how:

Insert your Windows Windows 7 disk into your DVD player and restart your computer.

The next screen you see should have the Language, Time and Currency and Keyboard boxes.

In the lower left side there are two options: “What to know before installing Windows” and “Repair your computer.”

Click on “Repair your computer”

Windows will then try to find the installation directory for Windows 7, depending on what you have.

Next up is a screen with a box called Recovery Options. Click the first option, Startup Repair.

You’ll see a Startup Repair box with the message “Startup Repair is checking your system for problems…”

When it’s done, it will prompt you to reboot. If there is more than one problem it may reboot again to continue repairing.

At this point, you can remove the DVD, reboot and everything should be working.

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I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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