Cannot boot Windows 7 and keep getting bootmgr missing!

lordb

New Member
#1
To any and everyone on this forum, I would be eternally very grateful if someone could help me solve my Windows 7 boot problem.

I have a HP Pavilion DV5 running an after market Windows 7 install. The other day I decided to create some more space by compressing the C drive (yeah I know, BAD idea :shame:smile:. Since then I haven't been able to get back in :angry:. I have tried to uncompress some of the files and have followed the Windows 7 bootloader recovery guide but to no avail.

I am becoming desperate and really want to avoid a fresh install; this is driving me mad!!

Any help or advice would be most appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
You need to delete bootmgr from the command line, then perform an automated repair.
 

lordb

New Member
#3
You need to delete bootmgr from the command line, then perform an automated repair.
Thanks for the reply Guru.

I tried that but keep getting the following message:
"BFSVC: BfspCopyFile(c:\windows\boot\PCAT\bootmgr,
\\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolume1\bootmgr) failed! (attempt # of 16) Last Error = 0x5
BFSVC: No process found using c:\windows\boot\PCAT\bootmgr file.
BFSVC: No process found using \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolume1\bootmgr file."

The WinRE makes 60 attempts then tells me it can't repair the computer automatically.

When I view details is gives me the following information:
Problem Event name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem signature 01 & 02: 6.1.7600.16385
problem signature 03: unknown
problem signature 04: 21
problem signature 05: externalmedia
problem signature 06: 1
Problem signature 07: MissingBootManager
OS version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

I still get this message even after taking the recovery steps!
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#4
Where did you delete bootmgr from ?
 
#5
Since you say you compressed your drive then had issues, I would boot from a Windows 7 or higher install media or recovery disk then run a
Code:
chkdsk x: /f /x
to repair any NTFS issues (from cmd.exe). In fact, do this twice, then proceed with the guide on the wiki. Substitute the appropriate windows drive letter for x:

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview DVD works well as a recovery disk, just use "Repair", then drill into the options until you find the place where you can run your cmd.exe
 
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