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bootmgr missing

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Keyser Soze, Jan 20, 2007.

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  1. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze Thread Starter

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    After I installed vista and deleted windows xp I get a message that says "bootmgr missing". The bootmanager was problibly on the disc where xp was installed. How can I get rid of this and let vista boot properly? I only have vista installed so i dont need any bootmanager.
     
  2. thomas55

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    Try booting from vista DVD, go to repair and i think theres a option to repair boot.
     
  3. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze Thread Starter

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    Have already tried that. Doesnt help
     
  4. jake0718

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    You may have to go to a command prompt from the start up repair and run bootrec.exe. If you do a help from there you can figure out the commands to rebuild the MBR.
     
  5. techy689

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    delete all the partitions.. recreate them and do a clean install.
     
  6. jake0718

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    I posted that at work in a kind of hurried fashion. Please explain how you got rid of XP. There are a few things you can do to repair the boot manager in Vista but I would need some more background on how you did the install. The real question here is Data preservation, what do you have that you wanna keep or do you just want to wipe and reinstall?
     
  7. Keyser Soze

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    On my harddrive I have 4 partitions. lets call two of them c: where vista is installed and d: where xp was installed. I installed first vista on c: and after I had finish the installation I formatted d: in vista. I got something wrong in vista and decided to go back to xp to sort the problem so I installed xp on d: again. When I had sort the problem I formatted c: and d: in vista installation program and installed vista on c:. When I came in to vista I saw that another harddrive was d: and that harddrive had got some bootfiles, bootmgr etc. I suppose that one way to solve the problem is to go back to xp and delete all those files and fix so it boots ok. And then format xp before I go in to the vista installationprogram and then install vista again? But do everyone need a bootmanager? why? I just have vista installed cant I delete the bootmanager so vista boots with the orginal boot thing. And I would like not to delete my vista for now. Any ideas?
     
  8. uhaligani

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    Have you tried booting into Vista with the installation DVD.? Then you could download, for example, EasyBcd and rewrite the boot manager.
     
  9. jake0718

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    Get into your command prompt from the DVD. To do this you need to run the repair and run through until you see the recover/repair options. You can always hit Shift+F10 during installation to get to cmd prompt also. Anyway, what you should do then is type in "bcdedit" to see how your computer is booting. Here is how mine looks, I am running two vista's on seperate partitions so I can crash one and keep the other up and running and I also have XP on another partition. Do me a favor and paste a copy of yours here and we can see where the bootmgr is pointing.

    C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit

    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier {bootmgr}
    device partition=D:
    description Windows Boot Manager
    locale en-US
    inherit {globalsettings}
    default {default}
    resumeobject {default}
    displayorder {current}
    {ae617fb0-a727-11db-a98b-f4e417acf683}
    {ntldr}
    toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    timeout 30

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {current}
    device partition=C:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Vista Main
    locale en-US
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    osdevice partition=C:
    systemroot \Windows
    resumeobject {default}
    nx OptIn

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {ae617fb0-a727-11db-a98b-f4e417acf683}
    device partition=E:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Vista Crash
    locale en-US
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    osdevice partition=E:
    systemroot \Windows
    resumeobject {ae617fb1-a727-11db-a98b-f4e417acf683}
    nx OptIn

    Windows Legacy OS Loader
    ------------------------
    identifier {ntldr}
    device partition=D:
    path \ntldr
    description Earlier Version of Windows
     
  10. gertjangoossens

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    Same problem. Here's what I get when I do bcdedit:


    Windows-opstartbeheer
    ---------------------
    id {bootmgr}
    device partition=E:
    default {default}
    displayorder {default}
    timeout 30

    Windows-opstartlaadprogramma
    ----------------------------
    id {default}
    device partition=C:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (hersteld)
    osdevice partition=C:
    systemroot \Windows
     
  11. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze Thread Starter

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    I can come in to vista if i boot with the dvd. Here is all info i got from vistabootpro.

    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier {bootmgr}
    device partition=D:
    description Windows Boot Manager
    locale sv-SE
    inherit {globalsettings}
    default {current}
    displayorder {current}
    toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    timeout 0

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {current}
    device partition=C:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Microsoft Windows Vista
    locale sv-SE
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    osdevice partition=C:
    systemroot \Windows
    resumeobject {16e4717d-a701-11db-b3a3-f4fcca262627}
    nx OptIn
    custom:47000005 301989892
    3

    Resume from Hibernate
    ---------------------
    identifier {16e4717d-a701-11db-b3a3-f4fcca262627}
    device partition=C:
    path \Windows\system32\winresume.exe
    description Windows Resume Application
    locale sv-SE
    inherit {resumeloadersettings}
    filepath \hiberfil.sys
    debugoptionenabled No

    Resume from Hibernate
    ---------------------
    identifier {3bb620b7-a703-11db-84af-e49225db6227}
    device partition=G:
    path \Windows\system32\winresume.exe
    description Windows Resume Application
    locale sv-SE
    inherit {resumeloadersettings}
    filepath \hiberfil.sys
    debugoptionenabled No

    Windows Memory Tester
    ---------------------
    identifier {memdiag}
    device partition=D:
    path \boot\memtest.exe
    description Windows Minnesdiagnostik
    locale sv-SE
    inherit {globalsettings}
    badmemoryaccess Yes
    custom:47000005 301989892
    2

    EMS Settings
    ------------
    identifier {emssettings}
    bootems Yes

    Debugger Settings
    -----------------
    identifier {dbgsettings}
    debugtype Serial
    debugport 1
    baudrate 115200

    RAM Defects
    -----------
    identifier {badmemory}

    Global Settings
    ---------------
    identifier {globalsettings}
    inherit {dbgsettings}
    {emssettings}
    {badmemory}

    Boot Loader Settings
    --------------------
    identifier {bootloadersettings}
    inherit {globalsettings}

    Resume Loader Settings
    ----------------------
    identifier {resumeloadersettings}
    inherit {globalsettings}
     
  12. jake0718

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    Try this first....

    Boot to the repair utlities from the dvd and go to the Cmmand Prompt.

    From there direct your self to the dvd drive (we will use D: as an example).

    From there type in D:\boot\ Bootsect.exe –NT60 All

    Let that run and restart.

    If by chance that does not work then take the space out from between \ and Bootsect.exe. Run the Boot Repair tool and see if that works. Let me know if it does or doesn't and we can rebuild the bootmgr manually.
     
  13. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze Thread Starter

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    That did not work Jake.. Or.. It did work but the bootmgr wasnt changed. So I think we have to fix it manually. Is it possible to remove it? I dont want a bootmanager.. especially not a bootmanager that have some files on other partitions, so If I take a harddrive away it will stop working again.
     
  14. jake0718

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    You must have a boot manager. That is how it boots and knows what to boot into. I will post a fix along with the KB article tomorrrow after work. Sorry but it is late and I need to be up in a few hours.
     
  15. blademonkey

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    Jake,
    I have been having the same issue. my error was a little worse, i was getting the BOOTMGR is Missing message. This is what I did to fix it.

    copy c:\boot\bcd c:\boot\bcd_backup
    c:
    d:\boot\bootsect.exe -NT60 SYS c: /force


    Reboot
    Run the Vista Boot CD.
    Click on the startup recovery option at the top.
    Reboot.

    should work.
     
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