I went to boot up my mothers laptop up the other day and received the boot mgr missing, press ctrl alt delete to restart message.
After reading on this site, and a few others that I should be able to boot up with a system repair disc I attempted it. It allowed me to boot from disc, said windows is loading files, then proceeded to show my start up screen that normally comes up when windows is loaded and after that I get nothing but a black screen with the mouse showing.
I have no idea what else I can try, but I know with what the local repair shop wants to charge me just to diagnose that I'd be better off having her buy a new one. Any tips on how I might be able to fix this?
Might also add the recovery discs she made when she got it were apparently lost when she moved. I haven't been able to locate them.