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One day you press "Power" on your Windows 7 computer, and you receive the dreaded "BOOTMGR is missing, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" error message, in white text on black screen. So you hit Ctrl+Alt+Del and get the same message again and again, in an infinite and terrible loop. After rocking back and forth, you straighten up, take a deep breath and search on Google, but get dazzled by so much software and service on the market. What a frustrating day!

If this is the case, you come to the right place. In this article we would like to dissect "BOOTMGR is missing" in detail.

What is BOOTMGR is Missing in Windows?

BOOTMGR, short for Windows Boot Manager, is a small piece of software that's loaded from the volume boot code, part of the volume boot record, which helps your Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista operating system start.

The "BOOTMGR is missing" error displays shortly after the computer is turned on, immediately after the Power On Self Test (POST) is complete. Windows has only initially started to load when the BOOTMGR error message appears. Also see how to fix Ntldr is missing error for Windows XP users.

What are Causes of BOOTMGR is Missing Error?

  • 1. Corrupt and misconfigured files, hard drive.
  • 2. Operating system upgrade issues.
  • 3. Corrupt hard drive sectors.
  • 4. An outdated BIOS.
  • 5. Damaged or loss hard drive interface cables.
  • 6. Your computer is attempting to boot from the drive that's not properly configured, such as a non-bootable source.

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How to Fix BOOTMGR is Missing Error in Windows Vista/7/8

Before start to fix BOOTMGR is Missing error, you should make sure if it is necessary to utilize assistant tools. Firstly, reboot your computer. Sometimes, Bootmgr error is just a fluke. Secondly, check your floppy and optical drive to make sure there is no unbootable source that is connected to your computer. If yes, disconnect it. Then go to BIOS to set the drive with Windows installed as the first boot device.

Still having Bootmgr issues? You should use a professional Windows boot fixing program. Windows Boot Genius is highly recommended to repair "Bootmgr is missing" issue or "bootmgr is compressed" error safely and completely. And it fully supports fix bootmgr is missing for Windows 8, bootmgr is missing for Windows 7 and bootmgr is missing error in Vista.

Follow the directions as follows to finish this intimidating and risky task in a super easy way.

Now, follow the steps below to do what you need.

Step 1. Create a bootable CD/USB drive with Liveboot

Create a bootable CD or USB with Windows Boot Genius. Insert a blank CD or USB into a computer which can boot normally and run this software. You only need to perform a click on the "Burn" button in the center.

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Step 2. Boot computer from LiveBoot

Insert the bootable CD or USB your burned just now into your computer, then start the computer and press F12 to get into the Boot Menu. Choose the CD or USB as the first boot device and proceed.

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Step 3. Start repairing the error of "BOOTMGR is missing"

After getting into the system, launch Windows Boot Genius. Choose "Windows Recovery" on the top tab. It shows "Boot Crash Solution" by default. In the part of "Type B error messages", you will see " BOOTMGR is Missing " in No. 4. Try the repair solutions one by one, until the Bootmgr errors are fixed.

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Method1. Run a Boot File Recovery to fix this problem.

Method2. Run a Disk Check to repair the bad sectors affecting the system files loading. Reboot from your hard disk.

Method3. Run bootsect command at Command Prompt to fix boot crash caused by boot sector error. Reboot from your hard disk.

Method4. This is the final solution if all above doesn't work. Run Windows Key Finder and Office Key Finder to retrieve your Windows CD key and Office key, and then reinstall your Windows and Office. It also can help you back up all your data at first here.

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