Thursday, 25 November 2010

Windows 7 Repair Procedure

Windows 7 Repair Install

If Bootmgr is missing error message is displayed see other procedure below

1) Set your BIOS to make the CD/DVD drive the first boot device. Exit and "Save" your BIOS. Quickly insert the Windows 7 DVD.

2) When you reboot your PC and see "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD", press the space bar to start the Repair install.

3) Windows 7 will begin to loading files. (White progress bar).

4) The "Starting Windows" logo is displayed.

5) Next you need to enter your Language, Time/Currency format and Keyboard input method. Then click on the 'Next' button.

6) The "Install Windows 7" screen will appear.
Warning: DO NOT click on the "Install now" arrow.
Continue by clicking on "Repair your Computer" option located in the bottom left of the window.

7) The "System Recovery Options" window pops up. You will see a "Search" process begin. Next select the correct OS to repair (if more than one OS is listed), and click 'Next'.
Note: You may need to select the "Load Drivers" option if your Operating System is not listed.

8) From the "Choose a recovery tool" list, select "Startup Repair".

9) Next the "Startup Repair" window is displayed, with a message "Startup Repair is checking your system for problems" along with a "Searching for problems" progress bar.

10) You may now be prompted with a "Do you want to restore your computer using System Restore?" message.Warning: Do not click the "Restore" button. Continue by clicking the "Cancel" button.

11) If "Startup Repair" did not find any problems, click the "Finish" button and "Restart" the computer. If repairs are necessary skip step #12 and go to step #13 otherwise after you clicked "Restart" go to step #12.

12) DO NOT "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD", just wait and let Windows 7 startup.
If you are lucky Windows 7 will reboot and after logging on Windows will start the process of searching and installing drivers.

You have the option to view the progress in detail as each driver is found and installed.
If and after all the drivers are installed, you’re done except for removing the DVD and restarting the PC as some drivers require a restart!

13) Windows 7 will now attempt repairs.

Bootmgr is missing

“BOOTMGR is missing”
error message Windows 7

If your computer will not even start up and displays the above error message this is the recovery procedure.
Imaging and Backup software will probably not help in this instance.
The option on the Installation Repair my Computer wil not work either

Luckily a copy of the missing system file “Bootgmgr” is on the Windows 7 installation disk but just inserting the disc and selecting repair will not work you need to physically copy the file across to the hard drive where you C:\Windows is installed.

1 Before you start try to remember the drive letter of your DVD drive
2 Try to remember if you need to interrupt the boot sequence to boot up from the DVD drive. (You usually press F12 or ENTER as the computer starts up).
3 Insert the Windows 7 installation DVD
4 Restart the computer to execute the boot sequence
5 Once the DVD has started loading you will need to set the language gor your keyboard when this menu comes up.
6 From the next option menu of “Install Windows” or “Repair my Computer” accept the repair option but do not bother to run it as it will not correct this fault.
7 At this point you will now need to exit or if a menu displays select the option Command Prompt
8 If your DVD drive letter was E then type E:\ ( or the correct letter for the drive)
9 On the black screen there will be amongst the list of files one named bootmgr
10 If Windows is installed on Drive C:\ (the normal option) you now need to type the following including the spaces.
11 Lower case is OK so …..copy bootmgr c:\ the Enter key
12 After message “file copied” type exit then press the Enter key
13 Eject the installation disc. Reboot the computer
14 Restart your computer and select “Start Windows Normally” if this option displays.

This should now start up Windows

If not succesful Google for alternative command prompt action
if succesful click startup repair and boout up automatically