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    Question Bootmgr is Missing - Vista Desktop

    Need help on what to do next. Have been having HD problems and was attempting to 1) backup my bootloader settings and 2) create a bootable external media option using the EasyBCD tool.
    However now whenever I boot system I get the message "bootmgr is missing" - so I am unable to bring up OS and also I noticed that my C: and D: drives are now reversed (C: is now my 10G recovery drive instead of OS drive.). I do have my original system CDs.

    What should I do now? What should I have done in the first place to back things up in case of drive failure or corruption?

    Thanks...

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    Still need some assistance Please -
    Error: BootMgr is missing (continues)
    Starting OS using CDRom from "Boot Menu"
    Have 5 files in C:\Boot directory
    BCD
    BCD.Backup.0001
    BCD.Backup.0002
    BCD.Backup.0003
    BCD.Backup.0004

    System Recovery found:
    Windows Vista Home Primium 228128 MB (D: OS
    Though would not auto repair
    Performed Options 1-3 - "Manual repair of windows bootloader" from
    "Recovering the Vista Bootloader from the DVD" instructions and obtained the following:
    Items below all completed successfully:
    D:\Program Files\NeoSmart Technologies\EasyBCD\bin>bootrec.exe /fixmbr
    The operation completed successfully.

    D:\Program Files\NeoSmart Technologies\EasyBCD\bin>bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force

    Target volumes will be updated with BOOTMGR compatible bootcode.

    C: (\\?\Volume{920041c5-7851-11e1-bb7d-806e6f6e6963})

    Successfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode.

    D: (\\?\Volume{920041c6-7851-11e1-bb7d-806e6f6e6963})

    Forced dismount complete, open handles to this volume are now invalid.

    Successfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode.

    F: (\\?\Volume{920041eb-7851-11e1-bb7d-d9706b28ce58})

    Could not open the volume root directory:
    The parameter is incorrect.
    \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Successfully updated FAT filesystem bootcode.
    Bootcode was successfully updated on at least one volume.

    D:\Program Files\NeoSmart Technologies\EasyBCD\bin>attrib -h -s c:\boot\BCD

    D:\Program Files\NeoSmart Technologies\EasyBCD\bin>del C:\boot\BCD

    D:\Program Files\NeoSmart Technologies\EasyBCD\bin>bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd
    Scanning all disks for Windows installations. - Wait

    Successfully scanned Windows installations.
    Total identified Windows installations: 1
    [1] D:\Windows
    Add installation to boot list? Yes(Y)/No(N)/All(A):n (then tried w "Y")
    The operation completed successfully.

    Next:
    d:\>bcdedit.exe /set {8936b08b-786d-11e1-91cc-f0ccc8f7e05b} device partition=C:
    etc......
    etc......

    Upon Completion and reboot - Now Finds:
    Microsoft Windows 10239 MB (C: Recovery
    Windows Vista Home Primium 228128 MB (D: OS


    If I run Startup Repair on either drive - repair fails
    Repair on D: drive attempts Bfsp(CopyFile) thou fails on up to 60 line attempts
    Repair on C: drive (fails)

    Problem Signiture
    Event StartupRepairV2
    01 External Media
    02 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
    03 2
    04 65537
    05 unknown
    06 MissingBootManager
    07 0
    08 2
    09 SystemRestore
    10 23 (for C: drive) or -112 (for D: drive)
    OS 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
    Locale ID 1033

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