Boot manager is important component of your system where Windows is located and booted every time. If you are facing the lose of Windows boot manager, you’re not alone! Using this article, you can easily recover your lost boot manager via setup disc. The major cause of lose of boot manager is corruption of Windows installation.
So without wasting your time, lets see how to restore the lost boot manager using setup disc…
1. Insert the setup disc under the DVD drive (Setup disc of any Windows OS can be used here). For example, let us consider that we’ve entered setup disc of Windows 7.
2. You will see the “Repair your computer” option here. Click this option which results another window named “System Recovery Options“. Locate Windows 7 under operating systems and select Next. Actually the “bootmgr” file is located in the root of setup disc. So it can be copied to system partition using the copy command.
3. Now a new window opens, will ask you to choose the recovery tool. Click on “Startup Repair” and the installation process will automatically repair the system. But this will repair the system files. Our goal is to restore the boot manager, hence type the following copy command to copy the boot manager (continuation of step 2):
copy e:\bootmgr c:\
Here it should be noticed that you may have different drives. Below image illustrates which drive to choose.
4. Finally system will prompt for reboot which should allow it to boot next time. In this way boot manager is restored.
There may be other alternatives to do this but this is the easiest way, hence discussed here.
This article was posted in "How To, Troubleshooting, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP'' section by Kapil Arya.
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