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BOOTMGR is Missing, Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart.

BOOTMGR is Missing, Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart.

After long hours of searching and experimenting, I’ve managed to fix this problem on my portable running Windows 7×64.  Actually the problem started when I accidentally changed the active partition in the Computer Management/Storate/Disk Management when I was trying to install an eSATA HDD. I didn’t noticed until I restarted the computer. And it was too late then!



If for any reason you have the same problem, the way to fix it is the following:

1. Boot your computer from Windows Installation DVD.

2. Select the “Repair computer” option.

3. Exit the wizard by clicking “Cancel”.  This will take you a menu with various options.

4. Click “Command Prompt” in the menu.

5. Here you should switch to your DVD Drive. If you are not sure which is the DVD drive letter, you could experiment by trying each one of them, or you could use the DISKPART command and then LIST VOL which it will give you a list of all drives on your pc, similar to this:

Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7601

Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Microsoft Corporation.

On computer: ADAMOS


Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info

———-  —  ———–  —–  ———-  ——-  ———  ——–

Volume 0     E   CD_ROM       CDFS   DVD-ROM     3562 MB  Healthy

Volume 1     F   DVD-ROM         0 B  No Media

Volume 2     H   DVD-ROM         0 B  No Media

Volume 3         System Rese  NTFS   Partition    100 MB  Healthy    System

Volume 4     C   NTFS   Partition    254 GB  Healthy    Boot

Volume 5     D   Data Volume  NTFS   Partition    196 GB  Healthy

Volume 6         Recovery     NTFS   Partition     14 GB  Healthy    Hidden

Volume 7     I   Prestigio D  NTFS   Partition    465 GB  Healthy


Exit DISKPART by typing EXIT and ENTER.

6. Now, assuming that your Windows 7 is installed on your C: drive and your DVD-Rom drive is E:, type this:

COPY E:\BOOTMGR C:\  and press ENTER.

7. Make sure that the BOOTMGR exists on your C:\

8. Type EXIT and press ENTER.

9. Select RESTART from the GUI menu.

And that’s it.  Your computer should be able to boot normally and start Windows!

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