A mate of mine has just given me his Windows 7 laptop to look at - when he starts it up, it displays the following error message:-
BOOTMGR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
I've tried the following to try and repair it:-
Booted the laptop from Windows 7 DVD and went into Setup and clicked on 'Repair your computer'
System Recovery Options couldn't find an operating system so I click on 'Use recovery tools that can help fix problems....................'
I then clicked on Startup Repair - this ran but said 'Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically' When I clicked on 'View problem details' it showed the following (including other text)
Problem Signature 07: MissingBootManager
OS Version 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
I then tried 'Command Prompt' and then tried the following commands:- (Rebooted after each option)
None of these commands worked and I'm now pulling out my hair....I can't re-install windows because my idiot mate has saved all of his data on drive c!