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"BOOTMGR is missing" "press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"...now what?
me ^ | 3-28-14 | TZ

Posted on 03/28/2014 12:10:27 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

I get this now. just happened after downloading Hitman Pro after my free trial expired and then attempting reboot.

Not sure if this is related to that. When I try CTRL+ALT+DEL , I just get the same message.

so how do I reboot?(no, I no longer have the boot disk or program CD)

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1 posted on 03/28/2014 12:10:27 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni
Run your anti virus.
2 posted on 03/28/2014 12:12:27 PM PDT by mountainlion
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To: TurboZamboni
Try this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2622803
3 posted on 03/28/2014 12:13:26 PM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: mountainlion

OK. how do I get to that point.

I can’t start it.


4 posted on 03/28/2014 12:14:19 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Dahoser

“To complete these steps, you must have a Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows Vista installation disc.”

I don’t


5 posted on 03/28/2014 12:15:26 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

Hirens boot.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 12:15:40 PM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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To: TurboZamboni

CNET’s review says it installs and uninstalls without issues.

See:
http://download.cnet.com/HitmanPro-3-32-bit/3000-2239_4-10895604.html

However, you have issues. I would call Hitman Pro’s support number if they have such a thing but since they are in the Netherlands cost and language might be an issue.

I would e-mail them at mailto:support@hitmanpro.com and see if they have handled this before.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 12:16:40 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: Dahoser

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrormessage/a/bootmgr-is-missing.htm


8 posted on 03/28/2014 12:17:34 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: TurboZamboni

Call Bill Gates.


9 posted on 03/28/2014 12:17:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: TurboZamboni; rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Salo; JosephW; Only1choice____Freedom; amigatec; ...

10 posted on 03/28/2014 12:19:07 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: TurboZamboni

Rebuild your boot configuration data.

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ht/rebuild-bcd-store-windows.htm

That should do it.

You can also try a startup repair using your original disc.

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/operatingsystems/f/repair-installation-windows.htm


11 posted on 03/28/2014 12:19:42 PM PDT by apoxonu
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To: apoxonu

Try rebuilding the BCD first. That is done in DOS and should work.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 12:20:31 PM PDT by apoxonu
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To: TurboZamboni

10 responses so far and no one has told you its your fault for running windows and not Apple. No one has told you to run alt-control-delete *.* or format your disk.

Must be Friday.


13 posted on 03/28/2014 12:20:50 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Raycpa

14 posted on 03/28/2014 12:21:53 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: TurboZamboni

If you cant get back to normal, then you will likely have to just re-install everything. If there is still stuff on your computer you need, I would recommend getting Hiren’s BootCD, which is a boot disc with all types of tools. The most important one is a mini version of XP that allows you to get at all of the files on your HD so you can copy them off.

http://www.pcworld.com/product/1253966/hiren-s-bootcd.html

Of course it will have to be downloaded and burned first. But it will become invaluable in the future.


15 posted on 03/28/2014 12:22:26 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: TurboZamboni
You have either damaged or missing boot sectors, or a virus that's making it appear that way. (A virus is my first thought.)

Get on another box and google up "Windows Defender offline". Download and run it (on the box you downloaded it on). It will give you the choice of putting it on a blank cd/dvd, or a thumb drive.

Boot from it on your sick system. You may have to go into the bios and set the boot order so it boots from whatever medium you put it on. Make sure to have your network cable plugged in, so it can go out and grab the latest definitions.

If it declares you clean and virus free, then you need a Windows install disk to do a repair. If it detects anything, just do what the prompts tell you.

Good luck, just be patient and you can do it. It's a lot easier than it sounds.

16 posted on 03/28/2014 12:22:35 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: TurboZamboni

It’s also possible that the hard disk is failing. Sometimes taking the disk out and attaching it to another PC (as a secondary drive) and running chkdsk on it will sort it out.


17 posted on 03/28/2014 12:23:28 PM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: TurboZamboni

Palidin2 and apoxonu at 9 and 11 might be on the right track.

If you had this program set in a flash drive so that it could do a virus/trojan recovery from a USB flash drive, the computer might now be looking for that flash drive prior to going to your hard disc and booting from there.

If you can do the key stoke command needed by your computer to open the bios immediately after power is on, your bios should allow you to change to boot order back to boot from your /C drive which might fix the issue.


18 posted on 03/28/2014 12:25:07 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: TurboZamboni

Check you CMOS setup. It might be pointing at a non-bootable device.


19 posted on 03/28/2014 12:27:23 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: mountainlion

Popcorn and LOLZies. That’s your problem, right there.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 12:40:05 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Doh! You should have had PC-Matic installed —now with “SuperShield”


21 posted on 03/28/2014 12:43:12 PM PDT by RBStealth (--raised by wolves, disciplined and educated by nuns.)
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To: TurboZamboni

I feel ya bro. I spent 4 hours yesterday working on my youngest daughter’s Dell Inspiron...and, I had the boot disk. I was ready to take it to the shop when, after probably 25-30 restarts, it finally accepted the disc. After the diagnosis/repair function kicked in, it did a check disc and fixed it. Whew.

Going out to look for a backup drive this weekend...and considering a new laptop for the kid.

Good luck.


22 posted on 03/28/2014 12:45:37 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Dahoser

pressing f8 or rapidly tapping f8( to try to do “method 4” doesn’t work.)


23 posted on 03/28/2014 12:46:23 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: gura

Cheese webcam? Are their moose involved?


24 posted on 03/28/2014 12:46:49 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: moovova

I have a 2104 AVG rescue disk . I wonder if that would work(if I could ever get to the screen to be able to use it)


25 posted on 03/28/2014 12:48:25 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

Reboot in safe mode then select an earlier backup.


26 posted on 03/28/2014 12:49:15 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: RedMDer

pressing f8 or rapidly tapping f8 on startup does not work


27 posted on 03/28/2014 12:54:11 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

beat it to death with a hammer


28 posted on 03/28/2014 12:54:24 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: RedMDer
Hi.

Reboot in safe mode then select an earlier backup.

We got hit yesterday. Somehow Norton got turned off.

We rebooted in safe mode, took the previous days system restore, and it worked...one other thing, rerun Norton, quite a few updates. Finally killed the thing. Oh, and reset all of your passwords.

5.56mm

29 posted on 03/28/2014 12:55:27 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: TurboZamboni
Sounds like you need a new one of these:

30 posted on 03/28/2014 12:55:39 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: TurboZamboni

Hit F8 when system is restarting and do a restore from an earlier restore point. You’ll lose the program but no files you’ve created or changed.


31 posted on 03/28/2014 1:04:44 PM PDT by dmz
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To: TurboZamboni

Does the F2 and F12 function show up at the top of the screen as the cpu attempts to boot up?

At least, those are the 2 F functions I was offered as I attempted to boot up. F2 for Setup, F12 for Boot Menu. In the top right of screen, but only there for a few seconds.


32 posted on 03/28/2014 1:07:26 PM PDT by moovova
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To: moovova

yes. those do show up.

where to go after picking one?


33 posted on 03/28/2014 1:12:29 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni
If you don't have the boot loader on your hard drive, you've gotta boot from another source.

Windows Vista Official Setup Files (Digital River)

This is an ISO (or image) file that can be burned as a DVD install disk. Choose "repair" when you boot with it.

34 posted on 03/28/2014 1:14:06 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: TurboZamboni

f8 fix restore


35 posted on 03/28/2014 1:21:23 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: TurboZamboni

I would see if one of the choices after you get to that screen is to check the boot order of bootable devices.

Usually, you boot from a hard drive /C and then a disc drive /D or a usb drive. See if /c is the first boot drive.


36 posted on 03/28/2014 1:22:31 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: TurboZamboni

f8 fix restore


37 posted on 03/28/2014 1:22:49 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: bunkerhill7

He tried f8,

I think he can’t even get to the bootable section of his bios to get to his hard drive bootable section.


38 posted on 03/28/2014 1:23:42 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: KC Burke

that is true.
F8 does not work.


39 posted on 03/28/2014 1:26:27 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: bunkerhill7

Title of the thread: “BOOTMGR is missing”


40 posted on 03/28/2014 1:27:35 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: TurboZamboni

What version of Windows are you using?

What has changed? You said you downloaded HM pro after the free trial expired, did you install it or just download it?

Please explain exactly what you see when you power up.

Write every message you see in order until it stops booting.

Does it give you the option to press F8 to boot into safe mode?

Once we know what you’re seeing and what O/S you have and what exactly has changed, we should be able to help although it might require reinstalling Windows and it sounds like you don’t have the disks. You might have an emergency partition Toshiba put on there with the O/S on it and you might be able to recover that way as well.


41 posted on 03/28/2014 1:30:49 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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vista home premium service pack 2

yes.downloaded hitman pro paid version and rebooted after scanning.

f8 is not an option.


42 posted on 03/28/2014 1:32:58 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: VanDeKoik

Mark for later when I have time to jack around with this.


43 posted on 03/28/2014 1:43:36 PM PDT by PLMerite
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To: TurboZamboni

Sometimes, F8 doesn’t show up. As soon as the Toshiba splash screen shows up, hit F8 several times and it should bring up the boot menu. If there isn’t an initial splash screen, as soon as it starts to power up, press F8 several times. Eventually it’ll beep meaning the kbd buffer is full but that means the O/S will recognize the F8 and give you the boot option if the boot loader is still there.

Try that and then we’ll go from there.


44 posted on 03/28/2014 1:47:20 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: TurboZamboni

unplug computer,
take out battery,
re-insert battery,
plug back in


45 posted on 03/28/2014 1:53:11 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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That is a great idea.


46 posted on 03/28/2014 2:16:57 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: TurboZamboni

Pressing F2 at that point stops the boot process and gives you an opportunity to change many items in your cpu’s setup including a permanent change to the Boot Sequence...whether via HDD, the CD/DVD drive, or other methods...before continuing with the boot sequence and starting Windows.

You probably don’t want to change anything in that function.

Pressing F12 allows you a one-off, temporary chance to boot up from the cd/dvd/cd-rw drive (and a couple other methods). If you change to cd/dvd/cd-rw drive...the next time you attempt to start the cpu, it will boot from that drive just the one time.

That’s where/when you would want your original boot disc in the CD drive. The process will pull info from that disc instead of the hdd. The second time you start your computer, it reverts back to the original setup unless you stop the process again with the F12.

There’s even a diagnostics tool in the F12 area. Not sure how much that would help.

I’m not familiar with that program you mentioned.


47 posted on 03/28/2014 2:28:03 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Dalberg-Acton

“file not found’


48 posted on 03/28/2014 2:38:48 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: TurboZamboni

Pull any and all camera flash drives/thumb drives/cds/dvds. Reboot. Joy?

Enter BIOS (usually DEL or F2), make sure BIOS can see the drive, and check boot order, make sure boot order includes your hard drive (set it to the TOP priority for this purpose). Reboot. Joy?

**If BIOS does not see the drive, major hdd fail. ALL stop./

If no joy, the boot sector of your hdd is corrupted, either by a virus, or Win pooped the bed on last shutdown. A win7 Recovery CD will have an option to fix the boot, if you have a Win7 box to make a boot CD from.

Other options (if BIOS sees the drive):

Bootable antivirus disc to check for bugs.

MiniWinXP or MiniWin7 to boot and run chkdsk and get data off...

Sling it in another machine as a secondary drive to do AV and chkdsk routines and get data off.


49 posted on 03/28/2014 3:36:42 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: hoosierham

I apologize for the bad info. I’ll try to check the links next time.


50 posted on 03/28/2014 4:17:54 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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