Windows error message "Bootmgr is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"


This error indicates that the boot sector is damaged or missing.

Use the following methods to troubleshoot this Windows Start error.

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Note To complete these steps, you must have a Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows Vista installation disc. If you do not have a disc, please contact your computer manufacturer or Microsoft Support to obtain one. If you do not have an installation disc and Startup Repair is a preinstalled recovery option on your computer, try method 4.
Method 1: Run Startup Repair from Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)
Method 2: Rebuild the boot configuration data (BCD) from Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)
Method 3: Run System Restore from Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)
Method 4: Use Startup Repair on a computer that has a preinstalled recovery option on your computer
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Article ID: 2622803 - Last Review: Aug 14, 2015 - Revision: 1

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