Q: Error: Bootmgr is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart when starting Windows This thread is locked from future replies


I receive the error “Bootmgr is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart” when I start Windows. I have found the issue but I don’t see a good solution. What’s the best way to fix this issue?







Hello LD,


This message usually indicates that the boot sector is damaged or missing. The boot sector is a region of your hard disk that contains information that is used to load your operating system. If a boot failure is detected when your PC is starting, you may receive this error message.

To resolve this issue, use the steps in the following KB article:


You receive Error message: “Bootmgr is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart” when starting Windows  


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