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fresh build issue: bootmgr is missing

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Hey folks.

Helping a friend build a new system, and I've made sure everything is hooked up and running smoothly. I started the process for his windows 7 installation and left him to complete it. Figured, easy task just follow prompts. However an hour later he calls me up and tells me he got a installation error, and whenever he reboots he gets the bootmgr is missing error directly after post.

I've built around 40 PC's in the last 6 years, and I've never seen this issue on a FRESH install on all new components. I've tried booting from the disk, and I still get this error. Well, to be honest I don't "see" the drive showing. I made sure it's connected, and it's showing it's reading the data on the disk, but I'm just not able to "boot" from the disk.

At a lose for how to correct this, as I've done everything by the book, and can't find any hardware faults..

Thanks for any help and suggestions!
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Make sure the HDD is the first boot device, then retry the installation and see what installation error it is he speaks of. If the installation failed to complete that could be the problem since it means a complete windows installation wasn't actually written to disk.
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Originally Posted by LemonSlice View Post

Make sure the HDD is the first boot device, then retry the installation and see what installation error it is he speaks of. If the installation failed to complete that could be the problem since it means a complete windows installation wasn't actually written to disk.

How would we correct it if the windows didn't install completely? I've made sure the SSD is the primary boot device, but soon as the system posts it goes right onto a black screen saying bootmgr is missing (CRT ALT DEL to reboot) We've rebooted a few dozen times. Cannot figure out how to even clean off the install without taking his SSD installing it on my system and reformatting it.
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If I have my phone plugged in to charge or whatnot, even though my SSD is set to be the first thing to boot from, it boots from my phone and I get the bootmgr issue. There's another setting having to due with booting from USB on my board I believe. Try pressing F12 or DEL or whatever the button might be to just select the boot drive (not BIOS setup) and make sure you select the SSD to see if it's the case with that mobo too.

edit for clarification
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If I have my phone plugged in to charge or whatnot, even though my SSD is set to be the first thing to boot from, it boots from my phone and I get the bootmgr issue. There's another setting having to due with booting from USB on my board I believe. Try pressing F12 or DEL or whatever the button might be to just select the boot drive (not BIOS setup) and make sure you select the SSD to see if it's the case with that mobo too.

edit for clarification

That could be it. We are using a wireless mouse/keyboard. It might be trying to boot from that. I don't believe the first boot he had it hooked up at the time it was booting. Good call! I'll try that!
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