Solved missing boot manager in Dell Hardware

July 13, 2013 at 17:14:00
Specs: Win 7 Pro, Intel R Core; 2 Duo CPUl 4.0 GN; 64 bits
my diagnostic says I have a missing boot manager or is corrupt. Its true since my computer does not boot up. How do I download a boot manager, where do I go to get that boot manager and how do I plug it in my computer? My computer is down and will not reboot; it is on but the monitor is blank.
Currently using a Mac. My computer is a Dell, OS - Win 7 Pro. Thanks.

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July 13, 2013 at 17:20:38
You should be able to access the recovery partition. However, all files will be lost.

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July 13, 2013 at 17:36:33
I assume that you can see something on your screen before Windows starts to boot. If you don't see anything, not even the Dell Boot logo then there is something more than just the boot manager.

Boot up and before as soon as the BIOS screen shown start tapping F8. You will get a menu prompting for Safe Mede. One of the options should be repair. Select that and follow the prompts.

You may be prompted for a repair disk that you should have created when you got the computer. If that fails and you don;t have a system image then restore to factory defaults will be your only option and you will lose your data..

You cannot download a boot manager. It is something that is created when the OS is installed. It resides on the first sector of the first track on the hard disk and is outside of any file system and is specific to the computer it is running on.


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July 13, 2013 at 19:16:36
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You can boot to your Windows 7 Repair Disk that you should have made when the machine was new. If you did not make one, you can make one from another Windows 7 machine as long as both are 32bit or 64bit. When you boot to the Repair Disk, you chose Start Up Repair and the repair disk will recreate the boot manager that is corrupted or missing. This can also be done with a Windows 7 install disk, but again, it needs to be of the same type (Home, pro, etc, does not matter, but they must be 32bit if your OS is 32bit and must be 64bit is your OS is 64bit).

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July 13, 2013 at 23:41:24
response #3 should work fine for you....

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July 16, 2013 at 22:07:40
Thanks Stuart. I tried to use my repair Disk, Win7, but it did not work. I have not created a disk image so I was not able to reboot, either. I was thinking of getting a Win 8 and
upgrade. It might just solve my problem.

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