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I have Windows Vista Ultimate 64. I installed a game earlier this evening and had to reboot after the game and patches where installed. During the boot I now get this message:

BOOTMGR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

I restarted multiple times, so I decided just to format the drive and reinstall Vista since I don't know how to fix it. Vista has successfully installed now 2 times, However everytime I begin to install device drivers, ie. MB and video the system reboots. It then boots to the same message. Whats going on and what does that mean? How to I fix it? Please help!
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Sounds like you have some problems with not only your drivers, but the HDD itself.

If it's constantly giving you a BOOTMGR error, then there is something causing your Boot Manager to become corrupt.

Is the Windows your installing a legit copy? It sounds almost like a pirated version that has a problem with your hardware.
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Find yourself receiving "BOOTMGR is missing, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" message? Don't stress! Its easier to fix than you think. Here's how:

SOLUTION 1

- Get your Vista installation DVD and pop it into your drive.
- Then restart your computer.
- Set your computer to boot from DVD or CD in your BIOS.

Vista will ask you for language and keyboard layout information, after which you will be asked if you want to re-install Vista or repair your existing installation.
Select Repair. After which Vista's System Recovery Tool
will start.



Select Startup Repair and let Vista do its thing! That really is all there is to it!


If that doesn't work try this:


SOLUTION 2

If the previous method does not resolve the problem, you can rebuild the BCD store by using the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment. To do this, follow these steps:

- Get your Vista installation DVD and pop it into your drive.
- Then restart your computer.
- Press a key when you are prompted.
- Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next
- Click Repair your computer
- Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next
- In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt
- Type bootrec /rebuildbcd and then press ENTER

• If Bootrec runs successfully, it will present you with the installation path of a Windows directory. To add the entry to the BCD store, type Yes . A confirmation message appears that indicates the entry was added successfully.

• If Bootrec cannot locate any missing Windows installations, you must remove the BCD store, and then you must re-create it. To do this, type the following commands in the order shown below: (Remember to press ENTER after each command)

bcdedit /export C:\\BCD_Backup

ren c:\\boot\\bcd bcd.old

bootrec /rebuildbcd

- Restart the computer.
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SORRY, I just figured it out. It's legit. I have 3 HD's running in the system as individual drives. Some how the HD that has Vista installed isn't even listed on the boot priority manager in the BIOS. I unpluged the power and sata cable and replug them in and rebooted. Went to the BIOS, it was then listed there but as a different priority and slave. So moved it to primary and it boots up fine now....... Damn computers, more headaches. Thanks for the help and quick reply.
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Glad you got it fixed buddy.
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