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bootmgr is missing

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  • Started 1 year ago by bobstail
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bobstail
Posts: 22

Hey can anyone out there tell me how to get off the bootmgr is missing press cntl alt del to restart I cant get off the black screen at all Thanks

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

Boot from a Windows Vista Install or repair disk and run the repair. See if that helps.

Posted 1 year ago
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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....ows-vista/ You didn't give a lot of info but, see this link.

Edit: xhi, you were faster on the draw:)

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bobstail
Posts: 22

Hi yes I tried to boot off the disc but it always goes back to the same black screen with the bootmgr message I cant get off that screen is there a way or a key to press to get off that same screen? Thanks

Posted 1 year ago
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warlock
warlock
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Did you try the command prompt option?

Posted 1 year ago
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bobstail
Posts: 22

I appriciate all help but I dont know what that is it is just stuck on the same screen you sent me the link to

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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Is CD/DVD selected as first boot priority in BIOS ?

Posted 1 year ago
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bobstail
Posts: 22

HI yes I think it is I cant cant get to any startup menus or options it is stopped on the bootmgr message it goes to the vaio screen and then right back

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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When you restart the computer keep tapping F2 or F3 (not sure which one on a Vaio), this should give you access.

This needs to be done before the BIOS hands over to the OS, try it as soon as you see the Vaio screen.

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bobstail
Posts: 22

thanks I have acsess now where do I go to?

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bobstail
Posts: 22

anyone know how to reboot from the screen that says mai advanced security etc? Thanks

Posted 1 year ago
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G41M
Posts: 902

Use the Esc key or look for Exit menu. Have you change the boot order to boot from cd first? If yes, make sure you save changes on exit. While you are there (BIOS setup), take a look at the Main menu and see if the hard disk drive is being detected by the system.

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bobstail
Posts: 22

Hi thanks so much! I dont see a cd on the bios I only see external harddrives and so on is it called something else? Then when I exited it came back to the same bootmgr screen I am getting there but I really dont have a clue what to do, I dont know how to get to the main menu or a start up menu any ideas? Thanks so much Linda

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G41M
Posts: 902

Linda, can you give us the Vaio model? Also, disconnect any external drives connected to the computer before powering ON.

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mickeyblue
mickeyblue
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yes vaio model number would be useful, can then get some screen shots for you and show you where to navigate to in the BIOS.

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bobstail
Posts: 22

tHANKS IT IS A VAIO DESKTOP ALL IN ONE MODEL # pcg-2c1L much appriciation and I do not see the cd dvd drive in the bios could it be another name? Thanks Linda

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bobstail
Posts: 22

Hi I just entered a screen that says press any key to boot from a cd or dvd and I put the disc in pressed the space bar and enter and so far nothing should I wait?

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bobstail
Posts: 22

well now its gone I guess I have to figure out the bios and I am a complete idiot about this stuff,LINDA

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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

Try again. Why did you press two keys. :IE: spacebar and enter? It said to press any key to enter.

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bobstail
Posts: 22

I dont know but now I cant get back to that screen only to the bios how do I get back to the screen? Thanks Linda

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