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Registered: ‎07-29-2009
Location: UK
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BOOTMGR is missing - rescue & recovery partition

I have a 3000 V200 running Vista that I want to return to factory state. I can boot into Vista OK but can't boot into Resuce & recovery with the maintenance button. I get the dreaded  'BOOTMGR is missing' message. This after installing Windows 7 (which may not have been relevant).

Initially, I couldn't get any response from the R&R partition and had an error when I tried to create recovery disks (I can't remember the actual words).  So I downloaded the latest version of R&R (v 4.2.1)  and used it to create a new CD & DVD and used them to rebuild and all seemed to go well. As I said above, I can boot into Vista but not into R&R.

 

I found the item below on the Lenovo site here.  However, I  can't do the second (it's too late) and I have tried the first to no avail.


Any suggestions as to what I can try next?

 

Rgrds

 

Peter

 

Symptom

Starting the computer and pressing the ThinkVantage, LenovoCare, or F11 button results in the error message "BOOTMGR is missing, Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart."

In order to avoid upgrade incompatibilities, Rescue and Recovery disables the install modules used in a Factory Restore operating during the Rescue and Recovery upgrade process. If the computer is shipped with Windows Vista installed, and the user upgrades Rescue and Recovery, creates recovery discs for Factory Restore, and then restores from those recovery discs, an error message is displayed stating "BOOTMGR is missing, Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart."
Solution

Performing one of the following will result in a working Rescue and Recovery workspace:

    * Install the latest version of Rescue and Recovery.
    * Create recovery discs before upgrading Rescue and Recovery.

CMVC Defect #: 399031

Long time ThinkPad user: 770, 600, T40, X300, now X301 240gb SSD, 8 GB ram (love it! :-)) Windows 7 64 bit.
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Re: BOOTMGR is missing - rescue & recovery partition - solved

Well, I have solved my own problem. I downloaded the R&R package again and reinstalled it. After a reboot, eureka - I can boot into the R&R partition again.

Hope this might help someone else!

Rgrds

Peter
Long time ThinkPad user: 770, 600, T40, X300, now X301 240gb SSD, 8 GB ram (love it! :-)) Windows 7 64 bit.
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Re: BOOTMGR is missing - rescue & recovery partition

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The discs that were sent so I would be able to recover and restore  my computer after installing a new hard drive after the other one crashed. The new one was installed, and got to the third disc and need the new version of application and driver recovery disc for R61 type 8935.

 Please text or call me and leave a message so I can make arrangements to get the proper disc.

 Linda **********

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**************@gmail.com

 

 

Mod's Edit: Removed all personal information from public view for owner's protection.

 

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Re: BOOTMGR is missing - rescue & recovery partition


Adnil wrote:

The discs that were sent so I would be able to recover and restore  my computer after installing a new hard drive after the other one crashed. The new one was installed, and got to the third disc and need the new version of application and driver recovery disc for R61 type 8935.

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Welcome to the Lenovo Community Linda !

 

By your posting I am not quite sure if you are posing your request to Lenovo or the author of the message you replied to?  If it was Lenovo then I would suggest you re-contact Lenovo Support and have them send the correct 3rd disc to you. 

 

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