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boot manager is missing cannot get to setup screen

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Win 7/8

    boot manager is missing cannot get to setup screen


    Hi,

    I have looked around a bit and all solutions to this problem require me to get into the startup screen when booting from the installation disk upon startup. The problem is I cannot get to that screen!!

    I am a uni student and can download windows 8 OS for free at msdnaa, I have done that and made an image file
    on a dvd and usb stick. I then put both of those into my dell N5010 (which is running win 7 now) and try to access them upon startup, (I go into the boot menu and try booting from booth DVD and USB) and both times I just get the error "boot manager is missing press ctr, alt, del to restart) so I cannot even get into the installation screen to do the repair that is says I need to do on all the other solutions I have seen. Can anyone help me out here? thank you.

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    How did you create the DVD and bootable thumb drive?
    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
    ]USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums < works for Windows ISO files too.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Win 7/8


    great thanks!! nice software there, just annoys me that I was not told about the problem and possible fixes by MS to begin with. thank you alot !!!
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  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I do all my installs from thumb drives these days. It so much faster than doing it from optical media. Easy to carry around and no worries about scratching your DVD. The only thing I use an optical drive for these days is playing a game that uses DRM tied to the install disk. What won't fit on a thumb drive I have on an external hard drive.
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