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quietman
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BOOTMGR is missing on my SSD

Hi

 

Ive used Ghost to copy from my new laptops HDD running win764  (C:) to a new installed SSD (F:) . I followed the instructions and selected 'set drive active' and 'copy mbr'.

 

But, when I select the drive in the BIOS to boot the SSD, I get BOOTMGR is missing. Does the drive letter need to be changed in Disk Managment?

 

Thanks  

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Brian_K
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Re: BOOTMGR is missing on my SSD

quietman,

 

Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management with both drives attached?

 

http://community.norton.com/t5/Forum-Feedback/Forum-Tip-How-to-post-screenshots-in-the-forum/td-p/25...

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quietman
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Re: BOOTMGR is missing on my SSD

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Brian_K
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Re: BOOTMGR is missing on my SSD

You didn't copy the System Reserved Partition. It contains the booting files including bootmgr.

 

Rather than doing the whole project again, I suggest creating booting files in the new Win7 partition.

 

http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=411

 

Your section ceases just before "Technical Notes".

 

Make sure the new drive is the only drive connected for this proceedure and the first boot.

 

Success?

 

 

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quietman
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Re: BOOTMGR is missing on my SSD

this assumes I have DVD to re-instllal which I dont as its an OEM win7 install... when i first started this I think a 100mb was created... so how do I copy a system partition for the new ssd? without having to have a CD/DVD?

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quietman
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Re: BOOTMGR is missing on my SSD

ive managed to create a system reserved partition on my ssd and doing another copy to the ssd F drive again to see if that will work

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quietman
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Re: BOOTMGR is missing on my SSD

still same error... I dont understand as some instructions state there should be a c:\boot directory but there is none

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Brian_K
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Re: BOOTMGR is missing on my SSD

quietman,

 

Can you post another screenshot of Disk Management with both drives attached?

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Gadget_Freak
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Re: BOOTMGR is missing on my SSD

My personal solution for new drives is to actually load Windows 7 on the new drive. This formats the drive correctly and you do not even have configure the new install. I use a USB thumb drive that I made bootable (much faster than loading from disc). Install the new ssd, load windows 7 (any version), and then do a ghost recovery as normal. Once the Ghost image is restored, Windows will say that bootmgr is missing and you pop your Windows disc back in and do a repair my computer (might have to do this two times while it recreates your bootmgr partition. Has worked for me every time.

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Brian_K
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Re: BOOTMGR is missing on my SSD


Gadget_Freak wrote:

Once the Ghost image is restored, Windows will say that bootmgr is missing


That error means you have made a mistake. Not Ghost or Win7. You should never see that error message.