After installing software for my MP3 player(MPIO FY500), my computer acted slow and then the icons disappeared. Afterwards, I tried to reboot it and I got the message saying BOOTMGR is missing(press CTRL+Alt+Del to restart. When I press control alt delete, the computer reboots back to the same message over and over. I've tried to use the Win 7 and Vista DVD to boot into windows and use the repair tools to restore the computer back to windows, but there is no restore point to go back to. And when I boot into command prompt and type the command to fit bootmgr, it doesn't work either. I've also tried to reload windows onto the second drive in the computer, but that doesn't work either. Very stuck at this point.
(Solved) - BootMGR is missing in Windows 7(4 posts)
If you have nothing on the the drive of importance, I would "nuke" the drive and Clean Install Win7 again.
You can use the RE to create only one partition at installation time if you want.
Otherwise, you can recover data using Ubuntu Live CD, etc... and Clean Install although your
computer is not dead.
A third method would be to try and re-install Win7 over the top of the existing installation
but not recommended.
A forth method would be to manually fix the boot store but that can get complicated if badly damaged.
Thanks for the help raphoenix, but the drive was so bad off because of the mbr that I had to RMA it back to WD. The drive was only 5 months old. The drive was being detected in the BIOS, but whenever I tried to reload WIN 7 or Vista back onto to it, I would get an error message when the install would start saying that the drive didn't exist error 00000X something something. Luckily I only had programs on it because it was my main drive and not a backup.
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