The “BOOTMGR is missing” error occurs on both Windows XP and Windows 7, at the initial boot. If you are getting this error, do not worry, because you can fix it. This error happens to many Windows users; regardless of they use their computer. Depending on the extent of the problem, you can fix the issue. If the problem has affected your hardware, you may have to send it in for repair. To begin with the repair, you will need your Windows recovery disk. You may have had to make your own recovery disk, or you may have received it with the purchase of your computer.
Steps to Fix the BOOTMGR is Missing Error in Windows Vista
If you are using Windows Vista, input the Vista recovery DVD, and boot the computer. Once the first menu comes up, you should select the language and keyboard settings. If the settings are all good, simply click on next. On the next screen, you will see a link that is put under the title “repair your computer”. Click on it, and your computer will instantly try to locate the right files for the installation of Windows. You also have the system recovery options come up, and if you do select on Microsoft Windows Vista and click on next. The next screen will prompt you for the recovery tool. Select start-up repair and wait until the system asks you to restart your PC. Your computer should boot just fine, and you can now remove the recovery DVD.
Steps to Fix the BOOTMGR is Missing Error in Windows 7
For Windows 7 users, when you turn on the computer, the boot screen may remain still for longer than usual. It will then automatically ask you whether you want to launch directly or if you want to go for the recommended settings. Select recommended settings and wait until the computer checks for possible fixing options. Once it is done, it will ask you to do a system restore. Accept this option and wait till the computer is done checking and fixing the problems. Doing a system restore will not affect your files and folders, but just your applications. If you installed a program last night, it may not be available after the system restore. This is because the computer brings your system back to its state from a week ago for example. Once everything is done, you should reboot your computer and everything will work fine.