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Old 26-02-2009
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Windows XP Says 'BOOTMGR Missing' Please Help

Hi Guys,
My computer was working perfectly with Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3. I installed a software which i use at my work place. Now the installation stuck so i tried to close it from Task Manager, it stuck my computer. I had only one option : to restart it physically and so i did. Now the computer says "BOOTMGR is missing" Now i can't start my computer. Is there a way to fix this without screwing my data? Please help guys...!
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Old 26-02-2009
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Re: Windows XP Says 'BOOTMGR Missing' Please Help

Try to fix your windows by selecting repair option.
  • Boot your computer with the Windows XP CD
  • At the first screen select R to repair

This might help you... All the best!
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Old 26-02-2009
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Re: Windows XP Says 'BOOTMGR Missing' Please Help

Hey i tried doing what you said... But it take me to a command prompt screen.. now how do i fix this problem? it is normal to be at the command prompt? If yes then what am i suppoed to do there? i know nothing! help me guys!
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Re: Windows XP Says 'BOOTMGR Missing' Please Help

Hey!
Extremely sorry, but i thouth you would know how to fix the BOOTMGR. Ok now that you are at the console recovery prompt [not the normal command prompt]
you will need to select your operating system. If you have onle one Operating system installed press 1 and then press Enter. Now to repair the boot sector [Bootmgr is on the mbr which is the first sector of the hard-disk also know as boot sector] type in the following code :
Code:
fixboot
then if prompt for confirmation type in Y and press enter.
This will fix your problem for sure.
All the best!
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Old 26-02-2009
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Re: Windows XP Says 'BOOTMGR Missing' Please Help

Hey thanks i tried that stuff off fixboot command.
It worked like a charm...! Thanks man, your a saviour!
Thanks again!
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Old 15-12-2009
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Re: Windows XP Says 'BOOTMGR Missing' Please Help

as long as is window xp then can use this method?
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Re: Windows XP Says 'BOOTMGR Missing' Please Help

Actually my computer used window 7..then I decided to change it to window xp...then I formatted C from ms DOS...after that I insert window xp cd then boot mgr is missing appear...the win xp cd /win 7 can't be read..so what actually happen...is it any problem with CD ROM?
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Old 01-05-2011
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Re: Windows XP Says 'BOOTMGR Missing' Please Help

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Originally Posted by rosnizam arifin View Post
the win xp cd /win 7 can't be read..so what actually happen...is it any problem with CD ROM?
Yes, there is the possibility for the same. Are you trying to do "Boot from CD" and getting those messages ? Also, try some another CD/DVD as there might be some problem with the installation disk as well.
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Old 01-05-2011
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Re: Windows XP Says 'BOOTMGR Missing' Please Help

thanks sikhar..settled! I tried with other CD ROM and it works but hard disk can't be detected. Try and try so many times..finally YES! can read..
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Old 14-01-2012
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Re: Windows XP Says 'BOOTMGR Missing' Please Help

Any idea on how to proceed with the same problem if the computer in question is a netbook and has no cd-rom?
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Old 15-01-2012
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Re: Windows XP Says 'BOOTMGR Missing' Please Help

You can get an external DVD/ CD ROM from the friend of yours. You can connect the device through USB port of netbook. Can you tell me which netbook do you having?
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Old 16-01-2012
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Windows XP Says 'BOOTMGR Missing' Please Help

i need help! i have also bootmgr missing problem. i tried to repair it in the windows xp setup but its says "Stop:c0000221 unknown hard error\system32.......ntdll.dll. " how will i fix it guys.. please help!

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Old 16-01-2012
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Re: Windows XP Says 'BOOTMGR Missing' Please Help

I had the same problem too before but it's now done solved. I asked a more technical person than I to resolve it and so he did. Like you, I've tried everything I could but unfortunately the effort is not enough.

Last edited by edwardallene : 16-01-2012 at 11:22 AM.
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Re: Windows XP Says 'BOOTMGR Missing' Please Help

Have you tried with the startup repair of the Windows XP? This is not the normal Windows installation. This will just replace all the missing or corrupted operating system files which also includes the BOOTMGR. This can solve the problem for you.
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