installation and bootmgr issues

Peterc95

Member
So, I posted here a few days ago to get help with a Bootmgr is missing error. I had also discovered that when I pop in the recovery disk, it cannot detect an OS despite Vista used to be on the comp. I found out the only way to fix it is to reinstall.windows Vista.


Today I obtained the Windows Vista installation disk, popped it into my PC and booted from the cd drive. It tried reading the cd before giving me another bootmgr is missing error. I really need help here, I have been unable to use my computer in weeks and am getting desperate for help.

Thanks
 

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americancritic

Vista Guru
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    a6530f Desktop
    CPU
    HP-PAVILION
    Motherboard
    M2N68-LA (Narra3)
    Memory
    8 Gigs of Ram/DDR2 PC2-6400 MB/sec
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Sound Card
    Intergrated Realtex ALC888S Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG W40 series widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    1 640 GB Sata transfer rating: 3.0 Gb/sec speed: 7200 RPM
    PSU
    300W
    Case
    Mid-Size ATX
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000
    Keyboard
    HP Multimedia Keyboard
    Other Info
    Processor: AMD Phenom X3 8450 Operating speed: Up to 2.1 GHz, Number of cores: 3, Socket: AM2+, Bus speed: 3600 MHz HT3 (clocked down to 2000 MHz)

    Modem: 56K WinModem/

    Supermulti: 16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X Ram (+/-)R DL Lightscribe SATA Drive

    Menory Card Reader: 15-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader

    Media Drive

Peterc95

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Actually a bit of a chabge. When it asked to load drivers it said there was something wrong and to restart.. same old story after reset though
 

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americancritic

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hi I need some more info on your system...

1. Manufacture name...
2. Model Number...
3. About how old is your computer...
4. Have you made any changes to your system at all, hardware, software, ram etc...
5. Name of your computers Anti-Virus...
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    a6530f Desktop
    CPU
    HP-PAVILION
    Motherboard
    M2N68-LA (Narra3)
    Memory
    8 Gigs of Ram/DDR2 PC2-6400 MB/sec
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Sound Card
    Intergrated Realtex ALC888S Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG W40 series widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    1 640 GB Sata transfer rating: 3.0 Gb/sec speed: 7200 RPM
    PSU
    300W
    Case
    Mid-Size ATX
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000
    Keyboard
    HP Multimedia Keyboard
    Other Info
    Processor: AMD Phenom X3 8450 Operating speed: Up to 2.1 GHz, Number of cores: 3, Socket: AM2+, Bus speed: 3600 MHz HT3 (clocked down to 2000 MHz)

    Modem: 56K WinModem/

    Supermulti: 16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X Ram (+/-)R DL Lightscribe SATA Drive

    Menory Card Reader: 15-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader

    Media Drive

Peterc95

Member
Hi I need some more info on your system...

1. Manufacture name...
2. Model Number...
3. About how old is your computer...
4. Have you made any changes to your system at all, hardware, software, ram etc...
5. Name of your computers Anti-Virus...

1.Gateway
2.It's a gateway fx7020
3.3years but still pretty good specs
4. No, But I go have a messed up video card that led to this..NVIDIA 8800gt
5.Microsoft home Security I believe

More info on the problem:

I had a messed up video card and after countless attempts to get it working fine, I finally decided to see if a system restore would do the trick.

Bad luck hit me and my comp crashed during the system restore and when I turned it back on, I got the bootmgr is missing error.

I downloaded the recover Cd and unfortunately the system recovery screen could not detect an OS so I figured my Vista was corrupt and the only way to fix would be by getting the install disk, which I did.

However, the Install disk will not boot even when I boot from CD and I just get the bootmgr is missing screen. But the recovery disk does load.

Hope that clarifyss and I really hope I can get some help
 

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americancritic

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hello

Do you have a family member or a friend close by that you can use there system to make some disks on. If so do the following.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/141820-create-recovery-disc.html

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/194765-system-recovery-options.html

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66971-system-restore.html

Without having your computer right in front of me it is hard for me or anyone on the forum to diagnose, This is why we ask so many questions, so please tell me if you are able to log onto your system desktop at all or can you get into safe mode.

You might need to change the way you computer boots so read this and see if it will help you boot from your disk.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/205005-boot-priority-change.html
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    a6530f Desktop
    CPU
    HP-PAVILION
    Motherboard
    M2N68-LA (Narra3)
    Memory
    8 Gigs of Ram/DDR2 PC2-6400 MB/sec
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Sound Card
    Intergrated Realtex ALC888S Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG W40 series widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    1 640 GB Sata transfer rating: 3.0 Gb/sec speed: 7200 RPM
    PSU
    300W
    Case
    Mid-Size ATX
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000
    Keyboard
    HP Multimedia Keyboard
    Other Info
    Processor: AMD Phenom X3 8450 Operating speed: Up to 2.1 GHz, Number of cores: 3, Socket: AM2+, Bus speed: 3600 MHz HT3 (clocked down to 2000 MHz)

    Modem: 56K WinModem/

    Supermulti: 16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X Ram (+/-)R DL Lightscribe SATA Drive

    Menory Card Reader: 15-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader

    Media Drive

Peterc95

Member
I cannot even access my OS so those steps sadly will not work.

However, I have the repair disk and a flash drive really I hope I can get on my computer.. so fustrating but i appreciate the help.
 

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