Hi, I know this is a popular topic and I have followed all the printed advice to no avail.
1. bootmgr is missing: I have done fixboot which tells me that the action was succesful. but no diference. I attempted rebuildbcd, but it tells me that it is unable to locate a windows installation, and also I cant do the manual bcd for the same reason.
2. No operating system: I have attempted to load vista back on, but during the operation the action fails with " bootmgr is missing" I've got to 67% before it fails. p.s. The operating system problem may have been my own fault as during trying to fix i clicked on the " format" during trying to reinstall.( i thought that there was no room on the hard drive due to previous windows.old programmes using up my space ) although the reason I was initially trying to reinstall was that my computer crashed without any obvious reason
It seems that I have conundrom, where I cant load the operating system on until I fix the bootmgr problem, and I can't fix the bootmgr problem until there is an operating system recognised.
So what is the fix..Is it possible my hard drive is u/s. I have run an old diagnostic cd and it doesn't appear to pick up any fault, although on occasion when I am in the repair environment the fault comes up " No hard drive " although most of the time it reads " missing boot manager "
any advice would be appreciated.