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BOOTMGR is Missing (Can NOT boot from CD Drive!)

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  • Started 6 years ago by Kriogenic
  • Latest reply from SarahJames
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Posted yesterday 
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Hey everyone,
I had a Windows 7 PC, running the release candidate. I was messing around with the possibilities of Duel Booting with windows XP.
Upon failure I decided to format the entire hard drive and just install XP. I did this using the windows XP boot disk I deleted all partitions on the drive and made one partition on my drive. I then continued through setup untill the computer reboots. At this stage it is meant to read off the HDD and install windows XP but instead I get a nasty "BOOTMGR is missing" error.

The problem is I can't boot off any device. I have tried unplugging everything besides my CD drive and I still get the message. I've reset my bios and kept just the HDD plugged in expecting "Invalid System Disk" but again BOOTMGR missing.

Does anyone know any steps I could follow to get this working... I'm guessing its relatively hard if I can't even boot from a Floppy\CD\Harddrive...

If anyone thinks it could be a hardware related problem does anyone have any ideas on what piece of hardware would be causing the problem?


Posted 6 years ago
Posts: 6581

Hi Andrew,

Welcome to HTG!
Sorry, seems everybody has the weekend off or something;)
I'll bump this for you, since I can't help you :(


Posted 6 years ago

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