Re: BOOTMGR is missing
On Sun, 18 Jan 2009 11:55:00 -0000, "iz0nlee" <email@example.com> wrote:
>I get the above message on booting an HP 530 loaded with vista basic. It
>belongs to the guy next door, he pulled a pendrive without releasing it in
>software and off it went.
>I have tried the recovery program booting from the HP vista disk provided
>and also a vista boot disk downloaded from a help site with the same result,
>no operating system is found and it does not find the C: drive.
>I tried bootrec/fixboot and that said it was fixed but it still wouldnt boot
>into vista giving the same message:
>BOOTMGR is missing
>press ctrl alt delete to restart
>I am thinking about formatting the drive NTFS with an old XP disk and then a
>clean install of vista onto the c:\ drive. Is this feasible?
>Any other options?
yeah, reset the OS defaults with a reboot & F10, make sure C: is the boot
drive, then save, exit and back in business.
Happens some times with nasty software or hardware installs.
This is a COMMON problem. I can't believe I'm the 1st with the suggestion.