Get bootmgr missing error in VB

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Get bootmgr missing error in VB

Postby phantom21 » 2. Apr 2014, 04:03

Under Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit, on an Acer Aspire X1301 system with 4GB RAM have installed Windows 7 64 bit, but keep getting the "Bootmgr is Missing " error. Have created a windows 7 repair disk and tried, in the VM, at the command line for the repair software, "bootrec /fixboot" and this comes back as successful, but it still does not boot.

If anyone has a fix for this I'd be grateful.

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Virtualbox version is 4.1.12
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Re: Get bootmgr missing error in VB

Postby dsherer » 4. Apr 2014, 03:25

try setting your storage controller to

VBoxManage storagectl <VM> --controller PIIX4

Windows 7 should work with AHCI But I have seen it bomb out trying to boot with an AHCI controller
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Re: Get bootmgr missing error in VB

Postby phantom21 » 10. Apr 2014, 07:26

Tried the command as you've put it, did it as follows:

sudo VBoxManage storagectl Win7 --controller PIIX4

where Win7 is the name of the vm.

It came back wih
Syntax error: Too few parameters

What is my issue here?
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Re: Get bootmgr missing error in VB

Postby socratis » 10. Apr 2014, 09:42

You're missing the "--name" parameter. Look in the manual, Ch. 8.19: VBoxManage storagectl for more info. But, don't do it.

dsherer's advice is not something that you can do. AHCI is for SATA controllers, PIIX4 is for IDE ones. You can't switch them.

You're running a way too old version of VBox. Try to update to the latest one. And take a look at this: Minimum information needed for assistance.
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Re: Get bootmgr missing error in VB

Postby dsherer » 11. Apr 2014, 05:43

Thanks for the tip Socratis, I though the command was valid for all of version 4
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Re: Get bootmgr missing error in VB

Postby phantom21 » 15. Apr 2014, 07:29

None of this has helped. To try to emulate the system (Acer system) I've been trying to create a virtualbox vm on a different system, with the same results.

I'm using virtualbox 4.3.0 (the latest one that will work on Linux Mint 15), fr which I've installed win7, ad I still get the BOOTMGR is missing message, even though I booted with a win7 repair disk, went into command line, and entered bootrec /fixboot.

This returned the message it was successful.

So, the windows boot manager is not somehow being installed.

What if I installed grub, and tried to start win7 from there?

Oh, and changing back and forth between ICH9 and PIIX3, which are my only options, does nothing.

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Re: Get bootmgr missing error in VB

Postby dsherer » 17. Apr 2014, 04:52

Need to see if the boot partition is active. Download Bare Metal Boot It and boot the VM to that. BM Boot It will allow you to edit your partition and make your Boot partition active. It can also fix MBR problems.
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Re: Get bootmgr missing error in VB

Postby phantom21 » 17. Apr 2014, 16:04

If I red the docs on this correctly, loading this in the VM may work, but only for the 30 day trial period, after which I would need to buy the product to keep it going. Is this correct?
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Re: Get bootmgr missing error in VB

Postby dsherer » 18. Apr 2014, 05:00

don't install it just use it of the disk
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