Bootmgr missing upon restart :( Can't fix it

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  1. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    Hi there was this file in c drive called Bootmgr and I removed it then restarted and cant go into windows :mad:

    I have tried restore point, startup repair and all 4 W7 repo cmds

    It won't boot into RE

    So I thought that since I put that file onto desktop I could use WinPE install disk and do copy paste cmds but I forgot what they we're to put the bootmgr file on desktop back into c

    Any other idea are welcome

    Any quick help would be most appreciated

    Thanks timesurfer
     
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  2. c-dan

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  3. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    #3 timesurfer, Jul 19, 2011
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  4. c-dan

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    #4 c-dan, Jul 19, 2011
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    to enter any drive in cmd you just type <drive letter>: & press enter
    eg:
    C: <Enter>

    to know if you are in the right partition once you press drive letter & press enter, type 'dir' (minus quotes) & press enter & see the contents of that partition.

    Edit: The OS drive will have 'Windows' 'Program Files' 'Users' folders & wont have the bootmgr file.

    & if you use the windows dvd method (2) you wont need PE or bootmgr file, the bootsect.exe /nt60 <driveletter> will copy the file that exists in the dvd source
     
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  5. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    Thanks and I edited my last post
     
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  6. Josh Cell

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    #6 Josh Cell, Jul 19, 2011
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    Imput this on Repair DVD command prompt

    Code:
    bootsect.exe /nt60 ALL /force
    Post return-code :sith:
     
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  7. UVAIS

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    #7 UVAIS, Jul 19, 2011
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  8. c-dan

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    I edited mine too. Like josh says, you can force it on all. But if you have xp on dual boot, don't do it.

    'dir' command will tell you what the partition (drive letter) contains. if you have more than 1 partition with the folder 'users' , use command 'cd users' enter & 'dir' again it will have a folder with your username. That is the OS drive (all commands minus quotes)
     
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  9. timesurfer

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  10. UVAIS

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    So!! Is your Problem Solved ?:confused:
     
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  11. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    In my last post I said I restarted windows

    Thanks :biggrin:
     
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  12. UVAIS

    UVAIS MDL Expert

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    oh i see!:D

    I was wondering one thing TS bro ;; is there Any Button like 'Thread Solved':eek:

    for making thread solved/close :thumbsup:
     
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  13. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    #13 timesurfer, Jul 19, 2011
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    Mods add that in title link

    Edit:

    Now here's the question does anyone else have that bootmgr in their system drive?

    I never had to deal with this problem before
     
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  14. woebetide

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    Everybody who is running Vista or Windows 7.
    For XP is was NTLDR.
    When you boot a PC the MBR of your bootdisk is accessed followed by the 1st boot sector from the drive or partition. This boot sector wi!l load the bootmgr from the active partition, then the BCD is accessed.
     
  15. spion

    spion MDL Member

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    I think his problem is solved :)
     
  16. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Ah, you have uncovered the mysterious reason that Microsoft decided it was good to create a separate hidden boot partition. Make it less easy to do stuff like this. :D
     
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  17. starams5

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    Hi, if you have this problem again, and have another computer with the same OS installed, 7 x64 for example, just copy the boot manager from that computer to "C" where the boot manager is missing, and it will boot right up unless you have other issues..... I do it all the time.
     
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  18. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    #18 Shenj, Jul 19, 2011
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    This isnt always correct, on a 'real' standard Windows 7 installation (where it will create a 100mb System Reserved partition) the boot manager will be placed on there and NOT on "C" :)

    This is also the reason you should NOT try to trick Windows in not creating this partition if you have no clue what you are doing to begin with.

    Edit: Timesurfer, edit your first Post and add [SOLVED] to the topic
     
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  19. starams5

    starams5 MDL Member

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    I can't argue your point because I would never allow Windows to format my Partitions, prefer Paragon. I don't use Bitlocker so there's no need for the 100Mb partition. If you're not using the Bitlocker feature, avoid the 100Mb system partition altogetrher and you can copy the boot manager from another compter if it goes missing without having to deal with the system partition as you say......
     
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  20. Shenj

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    I don't think you got my point, if you let windows handle it the bootmanger will be placed on the System Reserved, the bootmanger won't go missing all of a sudden, the partition is hidden by default
    Also note if you were to remove your Windows partition accidently (dunno how but.. there are ppl that can do that..) and have multiboot, your Entrys wont just vanish as your BCD store is also on the system reserved partition.
     
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