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Bootmgr is missing

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July 9, 2012 7:31:21 PM

I just upgraded from a 60gb ssd to a 120gb ssd. I used acronis true image to clone the drive. Now when I try booting into windows I get the message bootmgr is missing. I have tried startup repair with my installation disc. Funny thing is that if I put in the cd and boot from it now and ignore the click any key to boot from cd it puts me into windows fully working and cloned. If I do not have the cd in the drive it just tells me bootmgr is missing. My boot order is correct with my new drive first. Any help would be appreciated.

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a b $ Windows 7
July 9, 2012 8:15:18 PM

Win7 creates a hidden partition for the system files. I bet you did not copy it when you cloned (C drive only I am betting). Try the following:
1. Using the win7 cd start the System Recovery Options and select to open a command prompt option.
2. At the command prompt type bootrec /fixboot (there is a space between bootrec and the /).
3. Press enter and you should get a notice the operation was successful. Remove the cd and reboot.
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July 9, 2012 8:18:53 PM

Dogsnake said:
Win7 creates a hidden partition for the system files. I bet you did not copy it when you cloned (C drive only I am betting). Try the following:
1. Using the win7 cd start the System Recovery Options and select to open a command prompt option.
2. At the command prompt type bootrec /fixboot (there is a space between bootrec and the /).
3. Press enter and you should get a notice the operation was successful. Remove the cd and reboot.


I tried this. It told me the operation was successful but when I rebooted I still got the bootmgr is missing message.
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July 9, 2012 8:24:21 PM

I went into the windows install and checked the drives. There's is a 111gb partition along with a 0mb partition if that matters.
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a b $ Windows 7
July 9, 2012 8:38:04 PM

If you go to your administrative tools (old drive) and look at the disc management section, you should see 2 partitions one of them should be 100mb simple partition. That is the one that is missing. If you can boot into windows (you said you can with the cd in) then you can select the install disk from My Computer, and choose an upgrade installation. This will re-install windows without changing any settings or requiring re installation of programs.
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a b $ Windows 7
July 9, 2012 9:00:31 PM

best thing to do is

go to acronis true image


do a sector by sector copy


then put that on new drive



otherwise you can use the windows disk to open cmd to fix the problem but i cant remember comands off the top of my head
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July 9, 2012 9:46:07 PM

Thanks for your help, but before I saw the last two responses I just decided to do a fresh install.
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