How to solve the “Bootmgr is missing” problem on Windows 7 machine?
I've just bought a shiny SSD to add to my Dell Studio 1747 laptop. This has been installed as a second drive .
Since Dell don't ship their laptops with Windows 7 discs, a year ago when I bought the PC I used Norton Ghost 12 to create a recovery point. I have now restored that recovery point to the SSD and set it as Active.
When I restart the laptop, setting the SSD to primary boot drive, I get the message "BootMGR is missing". A google search and I find out that I am missing the 100MB "System Reserved" partition on the SSD to make it bootable.
How can I fix this? I've googled it and most solutions say to use the Windows 7 disc to re-intall or repair. I don't have this.
Alternatively I can use bcdboot.exe from the command line but how?
- C: Windows 7 (old installation, currently boots from here)
- F: SSD Drive with Windows 7 but missing BootMGR
- H: Secondary drive with files/folders