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I have two OSes installed in my computer. - Windows XP Professional - Windows 7 Ultimate (Release Candidate 1/Build 7100)

I used the Windows 7 boot loader by default to choose between OSes.

When I was using my WinXP, my computer gets lagged suddenly and continuously, and the only way to fix it is by repair-installing it (because I've experienced this many times before, but without W7 installed).

Everything goes OK. But when my XP was successfully reinstalled, I cannot boot my Windows 7 anymore. Every time I tried to boot the harddisk that contains W7, an error appeared. "TMGR is Missing".

Now I have no idea how can I get back to my Windows 7.

Any kind of help would be appreciated! :)

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The file TMGR is not part of Windows. It is a third-party file used to customize/extend Windows 7's bootmanager functionality, and it can go by different, randomly generated names (for example on another system it may be QZMGR or XNLMGR).

I have seen two main sources for this sort of file. One is EasyBCD which installs a copy of GRUB if you add certain operating systems to the boot loader. The other is DAZ's Windows 7 Loader which allows an unlicensed copy og Vista/7 to be validated as genuine (so of course it needs to use randomly generated filenames to avoid detection).

In either case, the fix should be the same. Reboot, and press F8 to access the boot options, and select Repair Your Computer:

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In the System Recovery Options dialog, select Startup Repair:

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It should do some scanning and then reinstall the boot sector, record, and loader. Reboot and check if it is fixed. If not, go back and return to the System Recovery Options and open a command prompt.

Now type the following commands, (you may want to reboot after each to test if it is fixed yet to avoid using unnecessary steps):

bootsect /nt60 SYS

bootrec  /fixmbr

bootrec  /fixboot

bootrec  /rebuildbcd
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Sounds like the BootLoader from Win7 is gone. I haven't used Win7 but, does it have a Recovery Console (from DVD) like XP? If so, you could try to fix the MBR from there (Keyword: fixmbr). At least that would give you Win7 back, but you'll most likely will still have to restore the bootloader yourself.

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In 7, there is no recovery console, instead there is a WinPE (a stripped-down copy of Win7) that provides a GUI dialog with some repair options (though there is a normal Windows command-prompt available—which is much better than the command-prompt of XP's recovery console). –  Synetech Jun 4 '12 at 21:35

Per this guide, boot from the Windows 7 DVD, then select Repair Your Computer and use the command "bootsect /nt60 C:/" at the command-prompt.

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Link-only answers are frowned upon. Next time you should copy the steps or something in addition to the link. ;-) –  Synetech Jun 4 '12 at 21:38

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