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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎12-12-2012
Location: Slovakia
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Lenovo TP e420s boot problem


I have a problem. I ve installed Fedora 17 on my Laptop, then I wanted to reinstall my computer to delete Fedora so I ve decided to format my C: and D: disks and restore my windows from Lenovo Recovery disk. And that leads to the problem...when I press F12 to select temporary boot device, there is no Lenovo Recovery partition and when I just select hard drive, it shows me message: BOOTMGR is missing

But when I ve installed other windows, Lenovo Recovery partition is still there, but in Disk manager its not listed as bootable (same in msconfig).

So how can I add that disk to the bootable devices, so I can restore my system from Lenovo Recovery again?


Thanks for every respond ;-)

Retired Support Specialist
Posts: 1,291
Registered: ‎12-06-2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Re: Lenovo TP e420s boot problem

Hi, Roggi


Sorry to hear you’re having this issue. I did some research on the error and found this document from Microsoft. Unfortunately, “BOOTMGR is missing” is an error that appears when the boot sector of the hard disk is damaged or missing, but the Microsoft document has four possible solutions for the issue. Three of the solutions require a Windows disc for the version you are trying to fix. But the last solution gives step-by-step instructions to boot from a recovery option. And from your post, that is what it sounds like you are trying to do.


Hope it helps,


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