hi uhm. today of all days my computer tells me "bootmgr is missing". seeing that i didnt get a cd with my laptop, i downloaded and made a windows vista repair disk. i ran startup repair and at the end of it, it said "startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically" what the hell do i do now???????? thanks
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I suggest you first have a look what the situation on your disk is.
Find out whether your C partition is ACTIVE (see picture). Report back with the result and we'll go from there.
Yeah, You can run DiskPart from Command Prompt on the recovery CDs. And with that you can also find out whether a partition is active. But you have to know cmd - see below a command sequence.
I thought Partition Wizard would be easier for the OP and Partition Wizard is a handy program to have in stock anyhow.
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7601
Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: WHS-PC
DISKPART> list disk
Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 465 GB 0 B
Disk 1 Online 59 GB 128 MB
Disk 2 Online 55 GB 0 B
Disk 3 No Media 0 B 0 B
Disk 4 No Media 0 B 0 B
Disk 5 No Media 0 B 0 B
Disk 6 No Media 0 B 0 B
DISKPART> select disk 2
Disk 2 is now the selected disk.
DISKPART> list partition
Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Primary 55 GB 1024 KB
DISKPART> select partition 1
Partition 1 is now the selected partition.
DISKPART> detail partition
Type : 07
Offset in Bytes: 1048576
Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 6 G Mushkin NTFS Partition 55 GB Healthy
i tried what raphoenix said, i went to the site and by the startup repair option it said startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically. then i tried that command prompt thing and for all three of those commands it said the operation completed successfully. when i restarted my laptop it says windows failed to restart blah blah blah.
info: the selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
Follow these instructions to get to a command prompt (and backup your files if needed):
You should be able to use your repair CD instead of downloading a complete install DVD.
Follow the tutorial to check the letters of your drives (C:\, D:\ etc.) from Notepad's "Open File" dialog. They may be different in an environment like this: for instance your recovery partition may be labeled "C:", and your Windows Vista may be labeled "D:", although this is rather unusual.
Then mark your Windows Vista partition as active. Use the following commands from the command prompt:
(you are now inside DISKPART>)
select disk 0 (select the hard drive with Windows Vista, check its size)
select partition 1 (select the partition with your Windows Vista installation, check its size)
You can now try to restart. If it is not fixed, try to manually repair your bootloader. Change directory to E:\boot, where E: is your Windows 7 install DVD (check the drive letter):
cd /d E:\
Run the following command, where C: is your Windows Vista OS partition (check the drive letter):
bootsect.exe /nt60 C:
Then restart your computer. For any extra help just ask us.
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