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Old 18-01-2010
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BOOTMGR is missing

Hi,

I've searched through the forum, but I can't seem to find the answer I need (or one I can understand....),so I need to pick your brains -my friend has a Hi-Grade Notino ML100 Netbook, and as of this morning when you turn it on, you are met with the following message:

"BOOTMGR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Restarting just takes it back to this screen. I understand that putting in a XP recovery disc would allow me to fix it, but it doesn't have a CD drive...

So, I thought there might be a way to download the appropriate files from somewhere onto a USB stick? Does anyone know if this is possible?

I would be grateful for any input, thanks.

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Old 19-01-2010
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Re: BOOTMGR is missing

Incase the machine is able to boot from USB then just try to plugin an external CDRom from the repair console and you can try the command - fixboot.
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Old 19-01-2010
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Re: BOOTMGR is missing

Hi,

thanks for the response - because it doesn't have a CD drive, it didn't come with a disk (besides neither him or I have an external cd drive).

I believe they are supposed to supply you with a way to reset the system - it says press F7 to recover. If you do that it Loads "Hi-Grade Recovery", and gices you two options.

1) "Safely Reboot" - this just reboots and takes me back to the same problem

2) "Restore Backup" - This opens up a black script window which says the following:

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Finding SOURCE drive
Finding DESTINATION drive

*** THE INSTALLATION DRIVE DESTINATION WAS NOT DETECTED ***

Press any key to continue...

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If I press something, then the following is displayed -
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This operation will destroy all the data on your C: drive
press Control-C to cancel <hold hown control key and press the C key at the same time>
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.
Press any key to continue...
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Does anyone know what will happen if I continue? Does this delete windows .etc, or does it just in effect perform a factory reset?

Thanks
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Old 20-01-2010
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Re: BOOTMGR is missing

It looks to me that the boot drive or the ntfs crashed. You can try to connect an external cd/dvd drive to the usb port and then check if the bios allows you to boot through usb. If you can then you have the chance to solve the issue.
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