Windows 7 Windows Vista

Fix : “Bootmgr is missing press CTRL + ALT + DEL to restart” error in Windows 7 & Windows Vista

After reading this post you will be able to fix an issue where you get a error while trying to boot into Windows 7 ( start Windows 7 ) saying “ bootmgr is missing, press ctrl + alt + del to restart

The primary cause of this error is some damage or corruption in the Windows boot sector. This might happen due to a virus or any related DNA malicious software. Any normal file corruption in the file system can create this error as well.

Follow the steps below to rectify this error

  • Using Start-up Repair
  • Insert your Windows 7 or Vista Installation DVD at the time of system start-up ( boot from Disc )
  • Press Any key when prompted to “ Press Any key to boot from CD/DVD”
  • Select the appropriate options on the first menu ( language, currency, input ) & press next
  • Click Repair Your Computer
  • Select your operating system ( then one you wish to repair ) & Press Next
  • Within the System Recovery Options, Click Command Prompt
  • In the Command Prompt type Bootrec /Rebuildbcd & Press Enter
Windows 7

Creating Windows 7 Repair Disc

After reading this you will be able to create a system repair disc for Windows 7. There are many possible scenarios where you will need this repair disc. Let’s say your windows fails to boot due to a error with some files or a virus and you need to repair your windows installation yourself. Microsoft has built into Windows 7 a feature under backup and restore that enables you to make a Windows 7 bootable Repair Disc, that can easily fix some of your problems when windows fails to boot.

  • To Create this Windows 7 Repair Disc :
  • Go to Control panel ( Start Menu -> Control Panel )
  • Under System & Security Click on ” Backup your Computer”
  • Now Click on ” Create a System Repair Image” : refer Screenshot


  • After Clicking on ” Create a System Repair Image ” you will be prompted to Insert a Disc to Continue



  • Select the Disc option on this menu and click on create disc.

Now whenever your system fails to boot, you can use this disc to repair your Windows Installation.