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BOOTMGR Missing - bcdedit won't work

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October 13, 2010 6:34:32 PM

I changed the front panel on my case and restarted with BOOTMGR missing

Booted up Win 7 disk, it cannot find my installation of windows, I tried the automatic startup fix, no luck.

I used the command prompt to try to manually fix the mbr, but I am having trouble.

I am using the information on this page:

http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Recovering+the+Vi...

Upon trying to run the command

del C:\boot\bcd

it says it cannot find the file specified. C drive is what I had vista installed on. E:\ is my dvd drive as well. It won't let me run any of these commands either:

bcdedit /createstore c:\boot\bcd.temp
bcdedit.exe /store c:\boot\bcd.temp /create {bootmgr} /d "Windows Boot Manager"
bcdedit.exe /import c:\boot\bcd.temp
bcdedit.exe /set {bootmgr} device partition=C:
bcdedit.exe /timeout 10
del c:\boot\bcd.temp

I have no idea what the problem is. Can anyone help? All I did was change the front panel on my computer and now the entire thing is screwed!
a b $ Windows 7
October 13, 2010 6:54:41 PM

I would check to make sure that your connect from the motherboard to your hard drive is not loose.
October 13, 2010 7:01:09 PM

It's connected via SATA and yes, I made sure they were all in there snugly.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 13, 2010 8:10:16 PM

does the drive show up in BIOS?
October 13, 2010 8:17:40 PM

I fixed it now, I traced it back to a loose power cord to the drive, which explains maybe why it was in bois before and now it wasn't
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