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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

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

I would like to help. Please share your computer type/ configuration for starters. Also, please share the steps that you took to rectify this error ?

Hi!…I have this problem too with win 7…I tryed to resize my partitions and when I restarted the computer this problem have appeared..I tryed to repair the sistem using a windows installation CD..but I accidentally formatted the harddisk so I have no operating sistem on my computer.
I tryed a lot of way to make it work but it doen’t so I don’t know what to do any more…could you help me please!!!

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