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    bootmgr is missing

    A friend gave me a Compaq Presario C700 to fix. He had been attempting to reload the Vista OS and ran into trouble. At this point when I boot from the disk recovery partition I get "boot manager is missing", ctrl/alt/del to restart. If I boot from the recovery DVD, during the "reformatting the windows partition", I get error 0x4001001300001002.
    I have followed various methods to fix/repair/recreate the MBR, there is a very good writeup on Neosmart.net site, but they ultimately fail since there is no OS on the drive. The format portion of the reload apparently worked OK... I also tried the MBR fix on the Wondershare liveboot CD I have.
    Is it possible to save this drive? Or do I just need him to buy another one?

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    Compaq was acquired by HP back in 2001 if my memory serves me correctly, so I checked their site and sure enough, the error you mentioned is documented here: HP forum suggestions to fix error 0x4001001300001002

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    That link seems to follow the path of a user with no problems, even though she posted the same problem I am having. The last suggestion was to download and use recovery disks. I have already used recovery disks. Any other helpers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wcdubois View Post
    "boot manager is missing",
    wcdubois,
    Hello.... You could try to enter "Boot Menu", "Esc" or " F-10", when the PC is Posting ( Power On Self Test) Varies with each manufacturer Once in... locate the Drive or Partition ( use Up \ Down Arrows) and select your OS and hit enter ....sometimes this will boot up the OS ( have done this myself at times).. If this works for you post back and we can figure a way to correct it... Regards Fred
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    Boot Menu is F9 on this PC. If I select the old boot partition I get "BOOTMGR is missing".
    Like I origonally posted, the OS is no longer on this disk.
    How do I reinstall/recover the boot manager?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wcdubois View Post
    Boot Menu is F9 on this PC. If I select the old boot partition I get "BOOTMGR is missing".
    Like I origonally posted, the OS is no longer on this disk.
    How do I reinstall/recover the boot manager?
    Hello... I'm confused ... If there is "no OS on the disk" how are you expecting to boot it, even if there was a Boot manager? Regards Fred
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    I'm not trying to boot the OS, trying to reinstall it!
    Please go back and read my first post.
    Can someone assist me?

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    No need to be rude. We are all volunteers trying to help.

    See if this article helps. There are several possibilities. It appears that possibly #5 will help.
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    My apologies if I sounded rude, I did not mean to be.

    The article points out some good tips. I have already been down the path of step 5 at the excellent Neosmart site: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixthe...or-windows.htm

    I will sure try it again.

    It looks to me like step 6 holds some promise as it discusses not finding the OS.

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    OK, I go to step 6 "rebuild the BCD", on step 5 of that procedure "bcdedit /export c:\bcdbackup" the result I get is "the store export operation has failed" "the system cannot find the file specified"
    Help me understand what I need to do now...

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    To be honest, a quick tour of the HP support forums suggests to me that the drive is beyond repair. All those errors even trying to install a new OS version would lead me to the same conclusion. No write operations seem to succeed, whatever the app you use to do it.
    Last edited by ruirib; 2012-06-27 at 10:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wcdubois View Post
    I'm not trying to boot the OS, trying to reinstall it!
    Please go back and read my first post.
    Can someone assist me?
    Hello... OK... I'm trying to understand ... If your trying to do a install from a Recovery partition ...you don't need a Boot manager ...you need to hit on my OS F-11 to do a system restore , from your recovery partition ... or recovery from a repair disk, using the recovery partition .. I apologize for my confusion....Regards Fred
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    Thanks ruirib, I suspect yoiu are correct.

    Just Plain Fred, I am only reporting on what I am seeing. I don't understand it either and that is why I posted here, to see what other techs think. Honestly, if I try to reinstall the OS from the recovery partition on the disk I get "Boot Manager is Missing". If I attempt to install from the recovery DVD I get an error code 0x4001001300001002, which as near as I can find indicates registry corruption. The drive (boot partition) is formatted and there is nothing in the boot partition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wcdubois View Post

    if I try to reinstall the OS from the recovery partition on the disk I get "Boot Manager is Missing".
    wcdubois,
    Hello... Did you try to use the recovery partition as i suggested, by entering (some F# ) at post time?
    Regards Fred
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    F11, yes I have tried it multiple times. The result is "Boot Manager is Missing"!

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