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Vista -  Missing boot Manager. Startup repair didnt work

Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I have a customers ASUS laptop , after unplugging it from a printer it came up with   Missing boot Manager.
From a quick google search it seems a common problem, but none of the conventional fixes seemed to work:
*Startup repair didnt work
*system restore says there are no restore points
*also tried
    bootrec /fixboot
and varoius other command prompt base fixes

when i  did the startup repair. This is what i received.
Problem signature 01 external media
Problem signature 02 6.0.6000.16986.
Problem signature 0
Problem signature 04 65537
Problem signature 05 unknown
Problem signature 06 MissingBootManager
Problem signature 07 0
Problem signature 08 2
Problem signature 09 wrp Repair
Problem signature 10 21
Problem signature 6.0.6000.
Locale ID : 1033

Also, it doesnt detect the operating system when loading the vista startup disk, which i think is a big part of the problem

Thanks again for your help in advance.
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You probably need to load drivers for the disk controller when you start from the Vista CD. Check the instructions in the 3rd post of the link for info on how to get 3rd party drivers loaded with a vista boot DVD.



Ok thanks for that - Im wondering where i can find the 3rd party drivers for the drive
Notebook is an ASUS M51 Series
M/B Version is M51SNI
I had a look on the ASUS, site couldnt find anything
Most Valuable Expert 2015

Check the CD's you got with the PC, or also check in the BIOS, there might be an option where you can set the controller to run in compatibility mode or similar, then you might not need the drivers.


Hi the laptop did not come with cd's , only a recovery partition
I have already set the bios to compatability mode , still didnt detect operating  system
anywhere to download from web?

This seems to be a disk partition error, meaning, if your disks are sata, probably got a letter change when you plugged on the printer, try to double check on the bios if the disks are okey, then try to go on the repair option loading any Vista dvd.

Of course the same vista version installed.
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Hi, Thanks to everyone for their help .In the end after nothing else worked i just went for the easy option and reformatted , after which it worked fine. Thanks again


Hi I ended up reformatting , but i will give u the points anyway cause u were really quick and helpful

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