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how do I repair boot manager on widows xp

by brad67699 / February 22, 2015 8:08 PM PST

windows xp cannot load any operating systems due to the fact allI can get on my screen is BOOT MGR missing

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fixboot
by renegade600 / February 22, 2015 8:15 PM PST

if you have a xp disk you can boot to the recovery console.

Boot with the XP installation CD.
When prompted, press R to repair a Windows XP installation.
If repairing a host with multiple operating systems, select the appropriate one (XP) from the menu. If you have only one operating system, enter 1 to select it.
Enter the administrator password if prompted - if no password leave blank.
To fix the MBR, use the following command: fixmbr

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(NT) can't get into DOS to try :fixmbr
by brad67699 / February 22, 2015 9:21 PM PST
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Re: DOS
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 22, 2015 9:46 PM PST

There is no DOS in XP, so that's fully OK. And renegade600 didn't mention DOS either, and that's OK also. This is what he wrote:
"Boot with the XP installation CD.
When prompted, press R to repair a Windows XP installation."

That's not DOS, that's what MS calls the recovery console.
Then type fixmbr + enter.

Kees

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There are malwares that do this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2015 1:16 AM PST

For example and mind you may get other than the NTLDR message:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/522327/uninstalling-conduit-searchprotect-deletes-ntldr-making-windows-xp-unbootable/

BEFORE REPAIR, BACKUP WHAT YOU CAN'T LOSE.

That done, read http://www.techradar.com/us/news/software/applications/10-free-tools-to-get-an-unbootable-pc-working-691545

https://neosmart.net/wiki/xp-boot-problems/ covers something I find annoying but correct. If you boot and get a BSOD you did solve the XP boot problem.
Bob

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repair boot manager on widows xp
by advertinfo07 / March 9, 2015 8:31 PM PDT

To repair boot manager on widows xp you have to format the disk

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Re: boot manager in XP
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 9, 2015 8:37 PM PDT
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Not always true.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2015 12:22 AM PDT

For years I've used the native tools (fixboot, fixmbr) but lately I've used EasyBCD for it's ease of use and because I don't see many XP machines today.
Bob

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