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ERROR 'BOOTMGR MISSING. PRESS CTRL, ALT, DEL TO RESTART', keyboard is not working, CD or USB won't boot sys repair.

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  • Keyboards
  • Boot
  • Boot Failure
  • Windows 7
  • SSD
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April 1, 2014 3:47:08 PM

Hi there, first time posting since I always managed to find the information I needed usually, but not this time.

My problem began when I received my first SSD today in the post. I installed Windows 7 on it whilst booted into my current drive and 2tb storage drive connected (stupid I know, but I forgot that's not good).

I was booted into the SSD, doing updates etc when I accessed Disk Management and noticed the word 'System' (usually in the string of words going 'Boot, System, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition etc) was on my old HDD but not my new SSD.

I was searching for a way to correct this. Then restarted my pc to finish the updates just to get them out of the way. When I encountered the error 'BOOTMGR MISSING. PRESS CTRL, ALT, DEL TO RESTART'. I did restart it by doing what it said but it happened again. So I went into my BIOS and changed it from IDE to AHCI, to no avail.

Now the major problem with trying to fix this is that the keyboard now doesn't want to work on boot, so I am stuck between first turning on the PC and the screen with the error.

I can't boot from my USB with Windows 7 on it because I can't press F10 to choose what to boot from.


Can anyone please help me with this situation, I can't think of what on earth I should do.

Thank you,



SYSTEM SPECS:

Gigabyte x58a-ud3r CPU
10GB Corsair XMS 3 RAM
Geforce GTX 460 GPU
Antec 620w High Current Gamer PSU

HDD's:

Seagate Barracuda (original OS drive)
Western Digital Green Caviar (Storage)

SSD:

Crucial M500 240GB

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April 1, 2014 3:58:25 PM

You seem to be in a bad way... Here's what I would do next.

You can't access the BIOS because your keyboard doesn't work...
Step 1. Unplug the power and remove the battery from the MB. It's a small watch battery sitting on the MB somewhere. Leave it removed for a while so that the BIOS defaults to its original settings (most forums suggest at least 30 minutes).
Step 2. Remove all HDD from the computer except the 1 you want to install Win7 on.
Step 3. Boot up the computer and instantly enter the BIOS (Delete Key on Gigabyte boards)
Step 4. Setup the BIOS as needed, basically it's a good idea to choose "Optimized Default Settings" and then make sure AHCI is enabled. Leave everything else alone.
Step 5. Install Win7 to the new HDD using the "wipe the HDD" option (format, new partition, whatever it's called).
Step 6. Assuming this has worked and you get to this step, after Windows is installed and you're happy with it, feel free to add the other HDDs back in and set them up as needed.

Good luck, hopefully removing the battery will default your BIOS and you can get back in. It should, but you never know.
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April 7, 2014 4:46:11 PM

Thank you for your response, I fixed the problem in the end, part of what I did is what you told me so thank you for that :) 

If anyone comes across this with the same problem feel free to message me and I shall tell you my resolution.
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October 5, 2014 9:04:11 PM

blackergracer said:
Thank you for your response, I fixed the problem in the end, part of what I did is what you told me so thank you for that :) 

If anyone comes across this with the same problem feel free to message me and I shall tell you my resolution.


Receiving the error "bootmgr missing", but now have no keyboard input. had a working Win7 Pro 64bit system with a 1 TB hard drive, until I installed a program that left my machine unbootable from system, but could access through CD/DVD. Found out that the C drive had been switched, but when i changed it and marked the correct partition as active, I lost access through the keyboard.

What was your solution?
Thanks

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November 24, 2014 5:04:26 PM

blackergracer said:
Thank you for your response, I fixed the problem in the end, part of what I did is what you told me so thank you for that :) 

If anyone comes across this with the same problem feel free to message me and I shall tell you my resolution.


WHAT DID YOU EVENTUALLY DO THAT WORKED?? F8 does not work and trying to boot off the recovery CD does not work...keep getting the same BOOTMGR error
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December 10, 2014 12:28:23 PM

blackergracer said:
Thank you for your response, I fixed the problem in the end, part of what I did is what you told me so thank you for that :) 

I have encountered this problem too first time I've built a computer. I partitioned my hard drive. It worked fine but when I restarted it came up with BOOTMNG missing. Usb were but not working now. Need help please

If anyone comes across this with the same problem feel free to message me and I shall tell you my resolution.


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May 14, 2015 1:07:58 PM

blackergracer said:
Thank you for your response, I fixed the problem in the end, part of what I did is what you told me so thank you for that :)  Hello, I have been trying to move some memory between my C and D drives today (with no luck) and after restarting my Toshiba satellite 660 Laptop I'm getting the same error message...

If anyone comes across this with the same problem feel free to message me and I shall tell you my resolution.


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