This is why wise people back systems up
by wpgwpg - 2/2/13 3:12 PM
In Reply to: BOOTMGR is missing. vista preinstalled on computer. by fireblade42
I take it you have no backup? If you press F8 during bootup, do you get the advanced boot menu? If so, there're commands you can enter to recover.
When you've gotten your system back like you want it, I urge you to get yourself an external hard drive and a good 3rd party backup program. You can set it up to do everything automagically at the time and frequency of your choice. 1 TB external hard drives are about $70 these days and a really good FREE backup program is the Easeus todo backup free which you can download from
http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm . That can save you a lot of time and frustration the next time something like this happens. Sooner or later it happens to all computers for one reason or another.