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Bootmgr missing

I have a Optiplex 745 that when I turn it on, it says that the Bootmgr is missing and to press Ctrl, Alt, Delete to restart. I restart and it still says the same thing. My hard drive is first in the boot order priority. I ran a BIOS diagnostic and it passed. I have a Windows 7 install disk and it seems to work but halfway through the install I got a blue screen (IRQL not less or equal). How can I get this "bootmgr" back?

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The drive and the burned copy of windows 7 are physically bad.

 


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If you already tried/failed to re-install Windows, these are probably not going to work, but have a read and try the options offered, especially if the hard drive crashed, as Speedstep suggested.

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I tried installing Windows again and it finished, but then I got two more blue screens. The first one was "bad pool caller" and the second was "page fault in nonpaged area".

I ran some bootrec commands and although they say they were successful, it still says bootmgr is missing.

I ran a startup repair and it says that Windows cannot automatically repair. It says the same thing after rebooting.

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Did you completely wipe the hard drive before reinstalling? Could you have a boot sector virus?

If you have it, boot from Dell Resources CD and run the extended hard drive tests to see if your drive is failing. Or read this <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell> about creating your own bootable CD with the hard drive tests on it.

Ron

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