bootmgr missing

robtmcrobtmc Member Posts: 13

Acer aspire 5742. installed new hdd. bought recovery disk. inserted recovery disk selected top option, inserted dsk1 when asked then dsk 2 when asked. dsk did not run error bootmgr missing ctrt/alt del to restart.    does nothing same error comes up. removed dsk tried again same thing. removed dsk shut down inserted recovery dsk to try to start over. same error.

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  • robtmcrobtmc Member Posts: 13
    Accepted Answer

    Xmas company is gone. Went to mini xp on Hirens cd. HDD checked okay. Decided to make copy of recovery dsk 1 since that is where the problems began. Appears Acer sent me a bad dsk.  Install coplete!!!! cross my fingers Ironfly you are the man 

FAQ & Answers

  • IronFlyIronFly ACE Posts: 18,415 Trailblazer
    On BIOS check boot priority, is HDD or DVD the first boot device?
    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • IronFlyIronFly ACE Posts: 18,415 Trailblazer
    Give also a try to press ALT+F10 at boot, after the bootmgr error.
    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • robtmcrobtmc Member Posts: 13

    [email protected] in set up hdd was first changed to cdrom. same thing

  • robtmcrobtmc Member Posts: 13

    alt+f10 nothing

  • IronFlyIronFly ACE Posts: 18,415 Trailblazer
    Did you wiped the HDD to unallocated space?
    This means no partitions and data?
    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • robtmcrobtmc Member Posts: 13

    I do not know. The recovery dsk ran and #1 dsk ran Put #2 in and this is what came up.

  • IronFlyIronFly ACE Posts: 18,415 Trailblazer

    Download Hiren's boot cd iso and burn it on a CD or bootable USB pen:

    http://www.hirensbootcd.org/files/Hirens.BootCD.15.2.zip

     

    boot from Hiren's CD and choose boot from mini linux, once in linux choose Gparted and delete/wipe the HDD.

     

    now reboot and use the recovery CDs.

     

    please check CD 2 for any scratches or fingerprints or dust.

    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • robtmcrobtmc Member Posts: 13

    sorry I am so slow to respond. Company visiting. Copied zipped file to cd from other laptop. Put in same responce. does not boot

  • IronFlyIronFly ACE Posts: 18,415 Trailblazer

    have you unzipped and burned the .iso file to a CD/USB?

     

    at boot press F2 to enter BIOS and disable secure boot if enabled, remember to set administrative password to enable secure boot option editing.

     

    then press F10, save and exit, reboot and boot from CD.

    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • robtmcrobtmc Member Posts: 13

    Starting to feel a little dumber!! Went to cd where I cppied the files. it was zipped so I extracted all from d to d. password boot is disabled. Now when I look at administrator password it is clear. I do not see anything to set administrative password to enable secure boot option editing. confused here. tried to boot with cd no change.

  • robtmcrobtmc Member Posts: 13

    finnaly got to boot off Hirens. Do not see mini linux so opened linux based rescue enviroment. do not see gparted???

  • IronFlyIronFly ACE Posts: 18,415 Trailblazer

    yes, linux based recue is ok, then select "live with default settings" (then press return on the first choice), once in the desktop, choose "partition editor" or "disk eraser" to wipe you HDD.

    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • robtmcrobtmc Member Posts: 13

    Merry Xmas

    You got it to boot off recovery!!!

    Made it to 97% on dsk 1 and then       restore failed-Error code=0x17(Data error (cyclic redundancy check) . )

    Put disk in hit ok and we are back to bootmgr missing

    I have a feeling we got a bad dsk 1. Last time it made it through dsk 1 asked for dsk 2 and then came up with bootmgr missing.

  • IronFlyIronFly ACE Posts: 18,415 Trailblazer
    On Hirens boot cd, there are some tools to check HDD integrity, can't remember the name.

    Merry Christmas to you too.
    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • robtmcrobtmc Member Posts: 13
    Accepted Answer

    Xmas company is gone. Went to mini xp on Hirens cd. HDD checked okay. Decided to make copy of recovery dsk 1 since that is where the problems began. Appears Acer sent me a bad dsk.  Install coplete!!!! cross my fingers Ironfly you are the man 

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