I backed up my laptop months ago. Today i repartition the drive and used sysresccd with partimage to restore the HDD. I got a success msg after restoring however when booting i get a bootmgr missing error. How do i fix this?
You need to put grub back in the MBR, and the "no-man's land" between the MBR and the first partition. Usually this is done with
However, this installs whatever version of grub is on the live CD, rather than the one that's in the restored partition. You can use this to get your system booted and then run grub-install again from the booted system.
Alternatively, since your
Then you don't need to re-run
Neil's instructions will get you GRUB back on the MBR. If it's the Windows bootloader that you want, you'll need these steps.
This site has complete instructions on the repair of the Windows Vista/7 bootloader. http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/how-to-repair-the-windows-vista-bootloader/