BootMGR is missing

I've scoured the web for advice on this, but I think your tool along with some help will finally fix my problem.

Several years ago, I dual booted xp and ubuntu. I never used ubuntu and needed the space, so I just formatted the drive (E). Unfortunately, I must have left the drive active.
Recently, I wiped my main drive (C) and installed Win7. Worked fine until I shut down the computer. When I tried to boot, I was presented with the "BootMGR is missing." Read some forums and did "bootrec /fixmbr" and "bootrec /fixboot" and I was able to boot. Unfortunately, next time I shut down, same problem.
Did some more digging and used bcdedit. Got this:

Windows Boot Manager
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=E:
path                    \bootmgr
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
default                 {current}
resumeobject            {b679bf5a-95c7-11de-b093-b627c04cae13}
displayorder            {current}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                 30

Windows Boot Loader
identifier              {current}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence        {b679bf5c-95c7-11de-b093-b627c04cae13}
recoveryenabled         Yes
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {b679bf5a-95c7-11de-b093-b627c04cae13}
nx                      OptIn

As you can see, my boot manager is on a different partition. I believe that this is what's causing my woes. I think that if I can get that moved to my C: drive, then I should be ok.

Can EasyBCD help me? Or am I way off here?


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Every build has a new feature. You're lucky. That one was added within the last few days.
Glad it was able to do what you needed.


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Speaking of that new feature, does it also copy over ntldr and mbr files used in chainloading linux, OS X, etc the user might have on the machine?


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I haven't had the need to try it personally, but as I understand it, it's just moving the longhorn files.


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I think it would be a good idea if its not there already. We should be considering the possibility that a user has already added other linux/OS X entries. Plus it further automates things.