Copy boot info to fix bootmgr missing error?

Posted on 2010-11-24
Last Modified: 2016-10-27

Since upgrading from Acronis True Image 2010 to Acronis workstation backup and recovery (proper uninstall and reinstallation) I have been suffering from BSOD's when booting up. Windows 7 x64
The first time after having no luck with bootrec and bcdedit I managed to get it running again using system restore but now its happening again.
I'm running the automatic startup repair and also doing it manually, sometimes it tells me that problems have been fixed and to reboot, sometimes it doesn't, each time I reboot I get bootmgr is missing.
I have another Windows 7 installation on an identical hard rive which boots up fine, Can I copy any of the info over from this working one to repair to non working one?


Question by:sp0tta

Expert Comment

ID: 34204214
It suggests that the system is looking for the BOOTMGR on your install DVD. With Win7 running, open an elevated Command Prompt (run as administrator). Run "bcdedit" and copy the output to this thread. To copy from Command Prompt, right-click in the window, choose Select All, then press Enter and the text will be in the clipboard.

Author Comment

ID: 34204235

I can't get it running, it will not boot - bootmgr is missing error.

Author Comment

ID: 34204378
If I boot from the DVD and run bcdedit from theb Command Prompt I get -

Windows Boot Manager
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \bootmgr
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
default                 {default}
displayorder            {default}
timeout                 30

Windows Boot Loader
identifier              {default}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7 Ultimate
locale                  en-US
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows

Accepted Solution

che6ausc earned 300 total points
ID: 34204828
Try this from the recovery environment on installation DVD:

BCDBOOT c:\windows

BOOTSECT /nt60 c:

BOOTREC /fixboot
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by:Lee Osborne
Lee Osborne earned 200 total points
ID: 34206489
I've used this solution for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, which worked for me each time:


Author Comment

ID: 34206962
Nice, not seen that one before. I had already re-installed, but now I'm going to image my non working installation back and give it a go

Author Closing Comment

ID: 34207232
Split the points in favour of first correct reply. hope you think this is fair.
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Expert Comment

by:Lee Osborne
ID: 34208350
Thanks very much, hopefully it all helped!


Author Comment

ID: 34208633
Yep, got my original OS back working nicely. Thank you.

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