Bootmgr missing

dman

New Member
#1
I have been trying to install Vista Ultimate, with no luck so far.

When I try to boot from the DVD, I get a message that the BOOT.MGR is missing.

I have 1 SATA drive and 2 Optical Drives on IDE.

Am I missing something ? :wtf:
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
What's your current setup? Any other OS installed? What's on the drive ATM? What was there before?

(Welcome to NeoSmart Technologies, btw!)
 

dman

New Member
#3
Running Windows XP Pro ATM.

The other posts say to use the disc to repair the problem, but I can't even get the initial install to run.
Do I need to copy a new boot.mgr file into the disc image and re-burn it?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
Sounds like a bad MBR.

Boot from the XP CD, and enter the recovery console.
Use
Code:
fixboot
fixmbr
exit
To get the MBR reset to original XP settings and try again?

Just for the record, it's bootmgr, no dot in the middle.
 
#5
hi my computer is running on windows vista and it just shut down and when it started back up it just says that bootmgr is missing i was just wounderin how yo fix this