|WHAT DOES THIS MEAN> BOOTMGR is missing?|
Computer is emachines ET1810-03r, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Intel Pentium processor E2210 @ 2.20GHz, Systems BIOS version P01-A1-C
Bought it 12-14-2009 - at that time I burned 3 recovery discs #s 1-2-3. Used them last spring successfully so I know they work.
Two days ago I installed new version of Norton Symantec 360 v4.0. Computer crashed not long after. RD discs #1 & 2 worked fine copying files, but halfway through RD #3, computer stopped suddenly and message came up: There is not enough memory on the disk to continue (or some such ****) ... Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart your computer. I did that.
Next comes up a black screen with msg: BOOTMGR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart your computer. I did that ... like 6 times. Same thing. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? I called ACER/emachines Tech support and sales guy told me it was a software glitch and referred me to here: http://www.answersby.com/tech/ for online tech support AFTER I paid $129.99 for 90 minutes ...
I'm bummed... they basically charged me half of that ($65.00) just to tell me how to go to http://www.imgburn.com/ and download the Burn Image app, so I could then have access to ISO and download or burn a HD test called GWTest from another website. BTW, I DID ALL THAT USING MY BROTHER'S COMPUTER WHICH I'M ON NOW. Anyway, the test started and the first thing I noticed was it said STARTING Windows 98 ... isn't that a little old?
I ran an extended version of test which told me nothing was wrong ... that was a useless waste of time and $$$. All it said was NO ERRORS! It didn't fix anything, didn't troubleshoot ... nothing. That is not right. I don't know if I should call them back and waste the rest my $129 now or later, after I ask for help online from some nice intelligent experienced techie out there~ Hopefully someone who MAYBE had a similiar prob and fixed it>? PLEASE AND THANK YOU! I'm a girl who loves computer tech stuff, but am just not YET very experienced or knowledgable with the kind of expertise to do it on my own ... so need HELP pretty badly here. THANKS :-)