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  • Started 1 year ago by zieyaad
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zieyaad
Posts: 8

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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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Vista Official Full Installation Discs at bottom of page.

http://www.askvg.com/direct-do.....28AskVG%29

Perhaps one of our folks who still run Vista will jump in and give you a hand.

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zieyaad
Posts: 8

yes please

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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BUMP

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zieyaad
Posts: 8

what do you mean by bump? lol i dont understand

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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I was putting you posting at the Top of the Page for all to see. :)

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zieyaad
Posts: 8

shot! so ... do i just wait or something?

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Yes keep checking back frequently.

I feel sure one of our old Vista Users can help you.

Every body is not on-line because we are an international forum with 24 times zones.

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zieyaad
Posts: 8

do you think there is any other way for me to fix my laptop? just curious

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Yes because "Boot Manager Missing" was Top Error a couple of years ago.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927391

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zieyaad
Posts: 8

thanks bro.

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Hermitt
Hermitt
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zieyaad, after following raphoenix's instructions, go here and read/follow these instructions.

Jim

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zieyaad
Posts: 8

do you have anything else for me?

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Try this.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tut.....g-fix.html

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whs
whs
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I suggest you first have a look what the situation on your disk is.

Download the iso for the bootable CD of Partition Wizard (last box on the webpage). Then burn this .iso onto a CD (e.g. with ImgBurn). Then boot your PC with that CD.

Find out whether your C partition is ACTIVE (see picture). Report back with the result and we'll go from there.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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@whs,

Don't those Recovery CDs have DiskPart on them ????

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whs
whs
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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.

C:\Windows\system32>diskpart

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

Partition 1
Type : 07
Hidden: No
Active: Yes
Offset in Bytes: 1048576

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 6 G Mushkin NTFS Partition 55 GB Healthy

DISKPART>

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zieyaad
Posts: 8

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.
file:/windows/system32/winload.exe
status: 0xc000000f
info: the selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

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whs
whs
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Did you ever find out whether your C partition is active.

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Ruja
Posts: 230

Follow these instructions to get to a command prompt (and backup your files if needed):

http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....?replies=1

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:

diskpart
(you are now inside DISKPART>)
list disk
select disk 0 (select the hard drive with Windows Vista, check its size)
list partition
select partition 1 (select the partition with your Windows Vista installation, check its size)
active
exit

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:\
cd E:\boot

Run the following command, where C: is your Windows Vista OS partition (check the drive letter):

bootsect.exe /nt60 C:

Then run:

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /rebuildbcd

Then restart your computer. For any extra help just ask us.

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