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Old 24-04-18, 07:55
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Tried to turn my desktop on this morning, and got a message saying...
BOOTMGR is missing
Press Ctrl+alt+del to restart

I do this but it just goes back to the notice again.
I don't know why or how this has happened.
Any help gratefully received please?
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Old 24-04-18, 08:17
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This could mean that your hard drive is about to pack up or has packed up.

There is a lot of stuff on Google, and other search engines, about this.

https://www.partitionwizard.com/part...s-missing.html

A reboot might restore it but as you have found out that is not always the case. I would try to restore boot manager, it was NTLDR is missing in the old days, but usually that entails a format or a low level format and that will wipe your hard drive.

You will get lots of suggestions for this and hopefully one of them will work for you but in my experience this problem can be fatal at least for your personal files if you haven't backed them up. At the very least I would think that your hard drive is about to die. I don't mess about trying to repair these sorts of errors I just replace the hard drive but that's just me. Bit likes viri and malware. If it's stubborn I don't bother. It's far far quicker to reinstall than muck about trying to get rid them.

Hopefully, as I say, someone can come up with a solution for you.
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Old 24-04-18, 08:31
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Have you left any DVDs in the disk drive or do you have an external HDD connected - either of these can cause confusion.

Otherwise, for the bootmgr is missing error, you will need to boot up into the advanced boot options, usually by tapping F8 as you switch on and select Repair your computer to navigate to the Recovery Environment (RE) and select Command Prompt.

If you have created a System Repair disk, then boot up with that, as you are then outside of Windows.

At the prompt enter bcdedit |find "osdevice" and using that partition letter, enter chkdsk x: /f where x is your partition letter.

For clarity, that is a Pipe symbol before find and is the uppercase of \

You are looking for reported KBs in bad sectors.

If it reports any then run another chkdsk changing the parameter to /r

If it doesn't report any bad sectors then you can try the Startup Repair option and it's been advocated running this up to 3 times to resolve this error.

If that fails, then go back to the cmd prompt and enter -

bcdedit /rebuildbcd

Providing you only have the one OS installed that should produce -

Scanning all disks for Windows installations.
Please wait, since this may take a while...
Successfully scanned Windows installations.
Total identified Windows installations: 0

The operation completed successfully

Then enter -

boorec /fixmbr

bootrec /fixboot

exit

and reboot to see if it has been fixed.

You could also try the Restore Point option from the RE.

You can also access the restore points from the cmd prompt with this cmd -

rstrui.exe

and ensure you have restore points to restore from.

This is MS's take on that error - https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...when-you-start
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Default Re: Bootmgr missing?

Thank you guys.
I managed to get it going again.

Just went into Boot manager (F8) and found it was trying to boot from my portible HHD, not sure why?
So I changed it to boot from my normal (C) drive.

When I got it back running, thought I'd do a system Restore.
That was a problem also
it couldn't complete the restore. possibly due to a security software prog running, so it said.
I have.......Avast (free) & Malwrebytes (paid for)
So i uninstalled them both

Seems OK now (fingers crossed)
Not sure why this has happened, but just glad it wasn't worse.

Thanks for the Pete & Cantrel
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Glad to see it was just a simple problem.

If you have boot problems then it's best to first check the DVD drive and disconnect any ext. HDDs.

It isn't convenient for me to access my Win 7 at the moment but I think there's a setting in the BIOS for USB Legacy which should be enabled - which may have been the cause.
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". . . Avast (free) & Malwrebytes (paid for) . . . . i uninstalled them both".
Out of interest, did you try to disable them via the Notification Area Icons first before before trying the System Restore?



Have you reinstalled them again?
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[QUOTE=Moonshine;1199916]". . . Avast (free) & Malwrebytes (paid for) . . . . i uninstalled them both".
Out of interest, did you try to disable them via the Notification Area Icons first before before trying the System Restore?



Have you reinstalled them again?[/QUOTe

I looked to see how to disable them, but couldn't find how (probably me showing my age) So uninstalled.
I meant to add in my last post....
How can i get the premium Malwarebytes back?
I can't remember the I/D number.
Didn't matter with Avast, I've already downloaded again.
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Check through your emails for purchase confirmation and relevant keys required.

Have a look at this page: Purchase Lookup:

https://www.cleverbridge.com/342/?scope=cusecolp

Create a support ticket, or try the ‘Live Chat’ option here:



https://support.malwarebytes.com/com...ges/contact-us
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Quote:
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Check through your emails for purchase confirmation and relevant keys required.

Have a look at this page: Purchase Lookup:

https://www.cleverbridge.com/342/?scope=cusecolp

Create a support ticket, or try the ‘Live Chat’ option here:



https://support.malwarebytes.com/com...ges/contact-us


thanks for that moonshine.
this is a weird one....
I can't find any proof of payment etc.
I had a chat on their chat line, nad they couldn't find anything to do with my details, which is odd, as I've been using M/bytes premium for some time now.
I'll probably pay again as I think it's the best, or one of the best, malware programs out there.
someone will no doubt inform me otherwise
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Just a tip - when a restore point fails in normal mode, then it is safer to try again in Safe Mode where all 3rd party programs are isolated rather than leaving your machine vulnerable by disabling or uninstalling your AV program.
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