BOOTMGR image is corrupt. The system cannot boot.

Toshiba Stalellite L355: MODEL NO:PSLD0U-00800X

Started the computer, Black screen with wording of "BOOTMGR image is corrupt.  The system cannot boot."

Use the Toshiba Recovery and Applications/Drivers, satellite L350 series windows vista Home Premium 32-Bit SP 1 which shipped with the laptop into the DVD driver and you will see the window loading.  After a while.  Windows Boot Manager screen pop up as below:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."
If you do not have this disc, contact your system adminstrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
info: This selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

It didn't show the factory image of all instructions on the screen(system recovery option).  How do I do the diagnosis without system recovery option to find the laptop component failure?  First impression of the BOOTMGR image is corrupt is the hard-drive failure, but I replaced the new hard-drive(SATA 2.5" MOMENTUS") and tried used the discovery disk.  The result show the same window boot manager screen as described above.

What's the suggestion except to send to repair shop?  Thank you

Didn't your Toshiba come with two disks? One allows Startup Repair - start a boot and press F12 to
Select DVD as boot device.

Try Startup Repair -

This tells you how to access the System Recovery Options and/or use a Vista Disk

Try StartUp Repair from Recovery Options

How to do a Startup Repair

Unable to boot in windows vista- windows boot configuration data file is missing required information -
Repair Corrupt Boot Manager

How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair
startup issues in Windows Vista

How to fix "BOOTMGR is missing" in Windows Vista

Error message when you start Windows Vista: "The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing
required information"

Vista Tip: Repair "BOOTMGR is missing" error - a quick how to

See this section here - To repair/rebuild the Boot Config Data Use the Bootrec.exe Tool

If needed :

Toshiba Support - click Communicate and contact support and/or forums

Hope these help.

Rob - Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current
Microsoft MVP Windows and Devices for IT 2009 - 2020

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Last updated December 21, 2019 Views 106,412 Applies to: