Bootmgr missing on RAID 5 Windows 7 build and Windows disc not working?
Posted on 2014-09-25
My home computer is configured with a RAID 5 array. I'm just using the basic motherboard RAID configuration... I don't have a dedicated RAID controller. (I know this is not a good practice.) Well, one of the SSD's in the RAID failed and last time this happened, I replaced the drive and everything went back to normal. Well this time, I replaced the drive and tried booting and it is giving me a black screen saying, "bootmgr is missing". I tried using the Windows 7 disc to repair windows, but any option that I try, it says there is no operating system detected so using the Windows disc is useless so far... Is there anything else I can try to do? I REALLY don't want to reinstall windows because I have a lot of stuff installed. I'm not too worried about files because most of them are on external drives, but I have a crap load of programs installed that I really don't want to have to reinstall all over again. Is there anything else I can try before having to do that?