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Boot Manager Corrupt or Missing

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  • Started 8 years ago by obclhorn
  • Latest reply from LH
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So, this morning I come into the office and my secretary cannot turn on her computer. It is a Vista system that has been functioning normally for eight months, and no program changes were made yesterday.

When she turns on the computer, it goes to a screen that says BOOTMGR is missing. Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. I followed the tutorial on this site to make a Vista boot disc, and to get that boot disc to repair the problem. However, after running the boot disc, and telling it to repair start-up, the computer told me that the problem could not automatically be repaired.

The log shows that several tests were successfully run, but ends with this:

Root Cause Found: Boot Manager missing or corrupt
Repair Action: File repair
Result: Failed, Error Code 0=x15

Posted 8 years ago
Posts: 49

Sounds like you have to repair the boot manager.

This article has excellent step by step directions on how to do this:


Another good article here at the How-to Geek covering the same issue:

Fixing BOOTMGR is Missing

Posted 8 years ago
Posts: 1

I have tried to follow the step by step instruction except for one problem. When I get to the system recover screen I have NO options. There is no system to select, so now what?

Posted 7 years ago
Posts: 20002

haveyouseenaduck. Please could you start your own "New Topic" with the problem please.
Also, there is a message for you in Off Topic.

Posted 7 years ago

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