I don’t know how prevalent the problem is of Vista displaying the error message “BOOTMGR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart”, but I wish I’d seen this fix from Cybernet a few weeks ago. The way I temporarily solved the problem was to boot my machine with the Vista DVD inserted EVERY TIME. I decided this was a bad idea as my DVD drive is temperamental and prone to chewing up discs, so I ended up doing a full rebuild as I didn’t want to risk my Vista Disk.
To fix the problem the sensible way, do the following:
- Pick your language and continue onto the next screen.
- Choose the option in the bottom left corner entitled Repair Your Computer
- Choose the Windows installation you want to repair.
- Choose the Startup Repair option and the problem will be solved!