How to Fix BootMGR Image Corrupt Problem

Jul 15, 2020 • Filed to: Windows Computer Solutions • Proven solutions

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I started up my computer one afternoon and a black screen appeared with the message "BOOTMGR image is corrupt. The system cannot boot." I don't have Windows Vista installation disc.

My Windows computer information is below:

Is there anything I can do besides finding a repair shop? Thank you - Lucas May from Chicago

Computers are extremely private and filled with personal documents. So it is better to solve problems by ourselves rather than send them to a shop to avoid privacy exposure. BootMGR is a bootloader that allows multiple operating systems to be booted from the same computer. So, missing BootMGR or corrupt BootMGR file can affect startup of the computer. If you receive the error message and Windows fails to start, these issues are mostly caused by the corrupt bootMGR image. To fix the "BootMGR image is corrupt" error, you need to find your Windows installation disc and follow the instructions below. In this article, we will discuss what to do when your bootMGR image corrupt. There are two essential solutions you can consider: fix the corrupt bootMGR image with Windows installation disc or with bootable CD/USB.

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Part 1: Fix the BootMGR Image corrupt Problem with Your Windows installation disc

  1. Insert the Windows Vista (or Windows 7, if you are using that version) installation disc and restart your computer.
  2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
  3. Click "Repair your computer".

Note: If you meet some failure issues while you insert system disk, check our article to find how to fix disk boot failure. If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Part 2: Fix BootMGR Image corrupt Problem with a bootable CD/USB

If you don't have a Windows disk and don't want to spend money to buy one, or if it didn’t fix the problem, you can use a third-party program to help boot your system and repair it, such as Wondershare LiveBoot. This program solves BootMGR problems and other problems that make your computer fail to boot up into Windows. It can start systems from CD, DVD and USB drive (This is very important. When the computer cannot boot up, the program installed on the computer can do nothing to help).

    1. Insert the CD, DVD or usb drive, and start your computer.
    2. Start your computer by choosing "Boot from LiveBoot" on the Boot Menu.
    3. When the file loading is completed, Windows starts, and then the LiveBoot menu is displayed.
    4. Click "Windows Recovery" on the top and hit "Boot Files Recovery" on the left.
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  1. According to the instruction on "Boot Files Recovery", choose the target Windows and begin the scanning work. If there is only one Windows on your computer, you can ignore this step.
  2. If the scan reports the file is missing or corrupt, start the recovery. If there is no file is missing or corrupt, press "Cancel" to close the program.
  3. Then, you only need to remove the disk from your computer and restart it, and the computer should return to normal.

Besides Windows Recovery, this program also provides Data Recovery, Disk Management, Password Recovery, and Network Connection for users to search for information online. The point has to be kept in mind is that all the data you recovered or created under this WinPE environment are not suggested to store on the X drive (Boot drive). You can store data on other hard drives in the computer or external hard drives connected to the computer.

Know more about Wondershare LiveBoot Boot CD

Part 3: Recover Data from Unbootable Computer When the Above Solutions Fails

The BootMGR Image corrupt problem will cause failure of booting the system. In most cases, you can fix the issue with the solutions the above mentioned. However, what if the above methods fails to fix the issue? How can we recover the data from the unbootable system? Don't worry, you can resort to Recoverit Data Recovery. It helps you to create a bootable media with simple steps. Then you can recover all your data with the bootable media easily.

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    1. Open Recoverit, and then proceed to choose a data recovery mode. If your Windows 10 is unable to boot, click the option “Recover from crash computer”. Tap the "Start" button to continue.

    1. Choose one of the modes to create a bootable drive. Pick a CD/DVD bootable drive or USB to create a bootable drive. Select the “Create” tab to proceed.

    1. Afterwards a pop up will request that you format the USB drive and ensure that you back up vital information. Tap the “Format” button to continue.

    1. Don’t attempt to remove the USB flash drive as soon as it starts creating a bootable drive. The next steps will be displayed on your screen. Alternatively, you can select an option to see the whole guide before you begin.

    1. Be patient because the process of creating a bootable drive will take some time. Once the bootable USB flash drive has been completed, 3 steps of how to recover data will pop up.

    1. You must adjust your computer boot sequence before you proceed to with the data recovery process from your unbootable Windows 10. Similarly, you will have to set to boot your data recovery from the bootable media you just created.

Reboot your PC and insert the BIOS while taping the “F12” key. Note that the BIOS entry key will not be the same with multiple systems. Find out other vital information about “How to set the computer to boot from USB drive

    1. Recoverit software will automatically start working as soon as you are done booting from the bootable drive. At this point, you have the option of recovering your lost data from Windows 10 or duplicate your data from the hard disk.

The process of recovering data from unbootable Windows 10 has been solved; therefore you don’t need to bother anymore. Now you can resolve issues that concern lost data on Windows 10 with our assistance.

David Darlington

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