bootmgr missing!

  salamader 15:05 31 Dec 2011


I recently put together my own desktop and it went fine. I fired it up this morning (as i was waiting for a pci-e adapter to arrive in the post this morning, as it was the last piece missing).

it loads up, but i didnt get the same asus splash screen that is shown in all the screen shots in the motherboard manual.

I didnt think anything of it at the time, and 2 options came up 1)enter bios, or 2) enter system setup. However it wouldnt let me enter bios no matter how many times i spammed f2, so i went into system setup and there wasnt that much to do..strangely..

So i insert windows 7 disk..loads up..finds my hard drive etc...and then it gets to the "extending windows files" part of the installation and it tells me that theres a file missing or corrupted.

I come out of the setup, and i reboot the pc...and now all i get is "bootmgr missing".

and i have no idea how to fix this! i cannot get into bios, the splash screen doesnt show up and i get no other option other than to press ctrl alt del to restart the computer...

so..... anyone have any ideas?

  johndrew 15:14 31 Dec 2011
  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:18 31 Dec 2011

Boot from the DVD

from the menu select startup repair

Windows Installation Disk NOTE

1/ make sure your PC can boot directly from the Windows DVD. Obviously, most modern PCs can. With older machines you may need to check the PC's BIOS

2/ Start the PC

3/ Immediately insert the Windows DVD into the DVD drive

4/ A Black screen will appear with the words 'Press any key to boot from CD or DVD'

5/ Press Any key to start the booting process

6/ A new screen will now appear with a progress bar. The legend say's 'Windows is loading files'

7/ After a few minutes the Microsoft copyright window ill appear and another small progress bar will be visible

8/ You will next see a Blue curtained screen

9/ After a short while the Language option screen will appear

10/ Select your language and keyboard language and the Click the Next button

11/ At the bottom left of the next screen - the Install screen, Click on the Repair Your Computer option

12/ The System recovery options will now search for your Windows installation

13/ Once the Windows installation has been located, Highlight it and then Click the Next button

14/ You are now presented with the set of recovery options

15/ Click on the Option you require and follow the onscreen prompts

  salamader 15:32 31 Dec 2011

thanks for those ideas, but unfortunately none of them work.

see, nothing was ever installed as i never got all the way through the installation as there was something wrong with the windows disk i was using.

However i tried repairing, and i got the startup repair option, clicked repair, and it just came up with "cannot repair automatically". so i clicked on the show details, and it just says that the boot mgr could not be found.


  lotvic 15:42 31 Dec 2011

Disconnect the Harddrive (for now) and concentrate on sorting out/being able to access the BIOS.

To safely shut down when you need to, just hold in the power button for about 10 seconds.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:54 31 Dec 2011

Clean the DVD and try to reinstall windows

  salamader 23:02 01 Jan 2012

I do hope you all had a good new year!

I have finally managed to get into my bios! stupidly, by using a 5yr old keyboard and a different monitor I was able to be presented with the motherboard splash screen and get into the bios! hurrah!

except that my copy of windows 7 still isnt working, but im going to assume that its a duff copy and not a hardware fault?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:20 02 Jan 2012

Something that often works is to copy the original disk and install from the copied disk.

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