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Solved: BOOTMGR is missing

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dr. Phil, Oct 12, 2008.

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  1. Dr. Phil

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    Hi I had my 120 GB laptop HDD in an external casing for USB and formatted it. I want to load XP back onto it now and use in my laptop again. HP Compaq NX6110. I have the original OS CD that came with my laptop.I have checked that the laptop boots from CD first then HDD second but keep on getting the message "BOOTMGR is missing,Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. Please help.Thanks
     
  2. Mosquito555

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    Hi mate!

    There is a chance that your BIOS doesn't identify the external HDD as a real HDD but as a usb device so....

    Check again! maybe the priority comes as usb device/ cd rom/ hdd!
     
  3. Dr. Phil

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    Hi there

    Yes thanks! In the BIOS, I clicked on the option "reset default settings" or something along those lines and on she goes! Thanks again.
     
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