What To Do If Your Computer Can’t Find Bootmgr

How To Fix Bootmgr Is Missing

Windows Boot Problems

When you get an error on your PC saying it cannot boot, things are looking south. But this is not the apocalypse; it can be worked around. Oftentimes, a simple restart will suffice to make the problem stop bothering you, but that is not guaranteed to work in every instance. So how to fix Bootmgr is missing issues in Windows 8?

There is a native Automatic Repair tool you could use, for starters. This is part of the installation disk you used to set up the OS. Here is how to go about it.

Instructions

  • While the machine is still powered on, use the Ctrl + Alt + Delete combo and do a restart. As it was mentioned above, this might do enough repairs. If not, move on to the next step.
  • Put the Windows 8 installation disk in the optical drive, and use the Ctrl + Alt + Delete combo once more. If you got a USB stick instead of a DVD, then plug that in before restarting.
  • You will be asked to press any key to boot from the connected drive – DVD or USB. Detection of either is done automatically in Windows 8.
  • If asked, select the settings for language, time, currency, and input method. For now, choose the keyboard as the input method.
  • Choose the Repair your computer option and then choose Advanced options from the Troubleshoot
  • From this screen, choose Automatic Repair, so the PC runs a diagnostic to see what is causing the Bootmgr issue.
  • Wait while the repair process is over. Over the course of this, the PC might restart a few times, so sit through that.

If Automatic Repair doesn’t work

  • Plug in the installation media and restart the computer. Go through the same steps, as before until you get to Advanced Options where you need to choose Command Prompt this time.
  • Type in Bootrec /RebuildBcd and hit Enter. This will hopefully rebuild the boot config data. If that does not solve happen, then a System Restore is the only viable option left.
Bootmgr Issue

Windows Boot Issues

System Restore

Boot once more with the installation media plugged in. Choose System Restore when you get to Advanced Options. Select a usable restore point from the list shown after the prompts, and hit Finish to roll back into it.

That was on hot to how to fix Bootmgr is missing error in Windows 8. If you did not have System Restore set up before that, and neither of the other methods worked, you might need to call tech support to help you out.

Fixing The Bootmgr Error In Windows

How To Fix Bootmgr Is Missing

Bootmgr File Error

How many of you have faced the alarming bootmgr is missing message when trying to boot a Windows system? This is hard to stomach, especially when there’s serious work you want to do on the machine. There’s no way you can bypass the problem without finding the missing file. So how to how to fix bootmgr is missing when you see it?

First of all stay your hand if you get thoughts about punching through the monitor, like in one of those videos. This is something you can likely get past, as long as you keep a cool head and follow the instruction outline here. Understand that bootmgr being absent doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve lost data; maybe it simply got moved to another location. The first order of business is to check that no peripherals are connected to the computer; and yes, that includes your iPod. Unplug everything you don’t absolutely need, and then proceed as follows.

Repair Boot Records

The first thing you should try is the repair your computer option, which will probably come up before the OS loads. Keep your Windows DVD at hand, but if you can’t find this it can be done without.

  • Press and hold F8 when the machine powers up, to get to the startup options. Hit Repair your computer.
  • Take a look at the list of OSs you have in the computer. Choose the one that you want to boot into.
  • Hit Next and at the following screen you’ll see a list of System Recovery

Using Command Prompt

  • Choose Command Prompt, which will be the one at the bottom of the list.
  • When the command screen comes up, and if you’re in the System32 directory, simply type in C: and hit Enter. If this doesn’t work, type in chkdsk c: /f /r, and that will repair the partition.

    Bootmgr File Is Broken

    Broken Bootmgr File

  • After that, run these commands in succession: /fixboot, and /fixmbr.

Using Startup Repair

This is the option in Windows 7 where the OS automatically figures out what’s wrong with the booting, and fixes this for you. Your system is checked for common errors, and if the bootmgr file is broken, that gets fixed as well.

That was on how to fix bootmgr is missing errors in a Windows PC. The easiest way is to use the System Repair, but that needs to have been set up beforehand.

Biometrics Might Figure In Windows 10

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Microsoft Windows Security

Biometrics is one of the things that the new Windows 10 will feature. With the use of a worded password being increasingly thought of as unsafe, the company has decided that its impending OS should offer more security to users. They have reportedly joined the FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance online, and are actively working to achieve support for the biometrics technology in the next entrant in the Windows family. We might see the upcoming OS from Microsoft support chat or voice recognition in place of passwords.

In a blog post, Dustin Ingalls stated that moving away from the use of passwords is one of the main challenges the company is facing in the online computing area. “We believe FIDO authentication, which is the subject of great discussion here at the White House [cybersecurity] summit, is the pathway to success,” he wrote.

When Windows 10 comes out, access to Microsoft-owned and partner SaaS services will be regulated using enterprise-grade two-factor authentication, which means there will not be the use of a password. The OS will bring Active Directory integration for on-site scenarios, while the for consumer services such as Outlook and OneDrive, Microsoft Account integration would be used. The company has contributed their inputs to the design process to the FIDO Alliance. These will join the changes made to the FIDO 2.0 specification.

If this is set up successfully, security devices and browsers will allow interfacing between a website or cloud application on one side, and FIDO-enabled devices on the other. The experience does away with the use of a password, and makes maximum use of public key cryptography and anti-phishing measures. We might even see the future OS from Microsoft support chat or voice recognition for access.

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Microsoft Biometrics Support

A recent White House summit panel discussion focused on the subject of the passwords, and the event also saw the discussion of pertinent research, by Carnegie Mellon University faculty, Lorrie Cranor. CMU has found that the proposed authentication methodologies face many obstacles. She mentioned that frequent password changes by the user would make the passwords weaker. Apparently to get the point across, the dress saw wore at the event, was marked with the 500 most-common passwords, including “tinkerbell”.

CMU researched the smartphone biometrics, for security setups including facial recognition. Cranor said that they found many issues with the latter, one of them being that this would not be in the dark.

Windows 10 Will Come Integrated With FIDO 2.0

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The latest report from the tech world is that Microsoft’s upcoming operating system Windows 10 will come integrated with the FIDO 2.0 tech specifications. It is believed that the integration of FIDO 2.0 will make Windows 10 all the more acceptable among the Enterprise users.

About FIDO 2.0

FIDO stands for Fast IDentity Online. The FIDO Alliance came into being in 2013 as an industry consortium. Its primary goal was to help users with strong authentication devices to address interoperability issues. It also looked at helping users remember their usernames and passwords of the online accounts. Lenovo and PayPal were behind the launching of FIDO.

Since its launch, FIDO has been undergoing substantial changes in its structure and nature, appealing to many other companies to integrate it into their various services to enable faster delivery of their services. Microsoft is among the latest companies to decide to integrate FIDO into their products.

In a recent blog post, Microsoft live chat support desk said that that they were integrating the latest version of FIDO (FIDO 2.0) in their upcoming Windows 10 operating system. The purpose of this integration is to help users of the new operating system manage their online accounts effectively on their computer devices.

Microsoft to improve FIDO 2.0 for Windows 10

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Interestingly, it was reported that the tech giant Microsoft was going to make FIDO 2.0 work more effectively on the new operating system. Microsoft’s contributions will mostly come in the form of design inputs. Of late, it was heard that Microsoft is joining hands with a number of other top firms in the tech industry to transform the way authentication in devices work.

Microsoft hopes that their efforts will make FIDO more scalable, open and interoperable. The tech giant will also emphasize on improving the online security. When asked about Microsoft’s special interest to integrate FIDO with Windows 10 and improve it by adding extra design inputs, Dustin Ingalls, the Microsoft Group program manager, said that “Moving the world away from passwords is an enormous task, and FIDO will succeed where others have failed.”

Apparently, the FIDO 2.0 integration will help people see Windows 10 from a new perspective. The Microsoft live chat support is expected to provide users with more clarification about it in the next few months. Hope you found the information provided in this article useful.

Dealing With Computer Issues When You Are Short On Time

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According to Murphy’s law, “anything that can go wrong will go wrong”. An even popular variation of this rule is, “anything that can go wrong will go wrong at the worst possible time.” This law holds true for computer applications as well. There is an unusually high percent chance of coming across an issue with your computer when you are hard pressed for time.

In such circumstances, it is best to troubleshoot your computer using third party tech support services. Sure you will be able to take care of the issue yourself, provided you have the time to play with it and look into various methods of solving the issue. However, when time is of the essence and you really need your data back in time, you will need to be practical and hire third party Microsoft chat support and let them do the job for you. They will be able to take care of the task with relative ease.

The expert technicians of the tech support service will be able to look into the issue and diagnose the root cause of the issue in relatively short time. At times, finding what system or program is causing the fault means half the battle is won. Another reason why support service is extremely successful is that the employees are experienced in handling most troubleshooting methods and will be able to solve even the most complex issues with your Windows system without any hassles and in the minimum time duration achievable.

Another reason when third party Microsoft Chat support becomes handy is when sensitive data is concerned. When amateur users try to troubleshoot issues, there is a high chance that the issue may become worse and will result in some data loss. In contrast, these support technicians will be able to use advanced troubleshooting tools so that they can solve issues with your computer.

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However, when you are hiring third party tech support, it is up to you to find out genuine support services and hire them. If you end up with the wrong service, apart from risking poor service, there is a minor risk of you coming across malicious support services that will try to gain access to your sensitive data.

Certain rip offs even manage to extort large sums from unsuspecting users by illegal means. They may twist your arm into paying up or even threaten you into coughing up, by making use of viruses, fake programs and alike.

Microsoft Releases Sway Office App With Many Coveted Features

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After months of uncertainty, Microsoft has finally decided to make the availability of Sway public. Sway is an online utility that helps one formulate presentation documentations. Reports from the tech world indicate that Sway has been made publicly available and hundreds of users are signing up for the service every day. However, the software giant has implemented certain metrics for the availability. In fact, most users find these metrics quite unexpected as they were expecting a totally unrestricted availability.

Huge number of users wish to join Sway

According to the reports, a large number of users are waiting to join Sway. Since the launch of the service, more than 175,000 users have sent requests for joining the service.  Interestingly, it is not even 10 weeks since the service has been launched.

New features

According to experts, a slew of new features have been added to Sway. Microsoft integrated these new features with Sway to make it more appealing to the users.

Undo and redo option

Among the new features added to Sway, the Undo and redo option is quite interesting. Many users find that this option has made the online tool quite appealing and practical.

Direct text editing on the canvas

Another new feature added to Sway is the ability for direct text editing on the canvas. Using this feature, you can edit the text directly from the convenience of the canvas integrated on the tool.

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PDF import

Sway allows you to import PDF files from your storage devices or drives and edit them as you wish. According to experts, Sway offers the best PDF editing service. On top of these remarkable features, there are many more features like easier reordering, bulleted lists, etc.

According to Microsoft chat support desk, Sway is one of the best online tools offered by the software giant at the moment. The company said that it was seeking the suggestions of its customers to improve the tool. As per the records of Microsoft chat support, more than a million people have visited Sway site to sign up for the service in the last 70 days. This is a large number.

Sway offers an entirely different style of working experience while helping users create presentation documents in it. It works on the cloud platform. So, the scope of Sway is sure to get expanded in future. The software giant has plans to transform its Microsoft Office suite into a cloud based service. Techies believe that the introduction of Sway is perhaps the first step towards this.

Microsoft Planning To Bring In Many Enhanced Features To File Explorer In Windows 10

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After Microsoft released the technical preview of Windows 10, Windows users are eagerly waiting to find out the features that would be included in the new operating system. Many features are included in this operating system to make it more user-friendly. As Windows 8, the previous operating system from Microsoft, was a big flop, Microsoft does not want the same thing to happen to Windows 10.

According to Microsoft live chat, there are many new features that users can expect in this operating system when it will be released by the mid of this year. The operating system comes with an enhanced File Explorer icon. However, the functionality of this program is similar to the File Explorer program in Windows 8.1.

File Explorer is the program in Microsoft operating systems that helps users to manage the files stored in the operating system. With the latest operating system, Microsoft hopes to make big changes to this program. Users will have a novel experience with the new File Explorer program included in the operating system.

According to Gabriel Aul of Microsoft, the company is working on making some major improvements to the program and some of the features that users can expect with the program will be revealed during this quarter. Microsoft live chat support says that the company would release the January Technical Preview this month and this preview will be more customer-centric. However, we do not have more details on this release now.

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Earlier, Aul had said that the company is focusing more on the touch features of the operating system. That is, the company is developing the operating system in such a way that it develops the icons at the right sizes and there is enough spacing between different elements. However, the company will make sure that it works well for both types of customers, those who use touch centric devices or mouse and keyboard.

Now, you may follow the below mentioned steps to set the File Explorer program to come up with details for a folder by default. Launch the File Explorer program in the operating system and change the view to Details. Next, launch Folder Options in the Control Panel and select the tab View. Choose the option Apply to Folders and select the button OK.

With the above steps, you can start viewing the folder details by default with the file Explorer program. For further assistance, you may contact our technical support wing.

Office 2010 SP2 Shipped By Microsoft

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Microsoft Office 2010

Recently, Microsoft rolled out Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office 2010. This service pack will be a collective release of all the bug fixes for reliability and stability including numerous performance improvements that were developed for the Office suite. Moreover, keeping the release of SP2 for Office 2010 in mind, the countdown timer for Office 2010 SP1 has been switched on. SP1 for Office 2010 will be retiring in a few months. Hence, it is high time for the users to install SP2 for Microsoft Office 2010. Only then will users continue receiving the required updates and service packs for Office 2010.

Earlier a beta version of Office 2010 SP2 was rolled out by Microsoft for the users. And as per the timetable for various releases, SP2 was planned not to be shipped anytime before November. Microsoft claims that SharePoint 2010 SP2 and Microsoft Office 2010 SP2 would both be compatible with some of the latest programs such as Internet Explorer 10, Office 2012, Windows 8 and more. Get to know more on this from the Microsoft chat support desk available for users in the official website.

The entire concept of Service Packs is changing day by day. They have adapted to a faster release of these service packs. Microsoft Office 365 will be receiving updates continuously, which is a subscription based Office suite. Once the service pack is available for users to install, Microsoft will wait for 90 days until they start urging users. But otherwise, people who have the original software installed will automatically get the update with the Click-To-Run streaming technology introduced by the company.

The best thing is, users have time until same time next year. Until then, they can work with Office 2010 without any interruption in receiving security updates. By October 2015, Office 2010 SP1 will quit its mainstream support and would enter the extended

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Microsoft Office SP2

support phase. Currently Office 2010 in the mainstream support phase receives bug patches, improvements and such. Office 2010 will retire by the end of October 2015.

Several copies of the Office 2010 suite are available with most of the leading online stores like amazon.com, in spite of Microsoft discontinuing retail sales for Microsoft Office 2010. Some of the online stores have priced the software at 175 dollars for Home and Student editions with a three-license pack. Microsoft Office 2010 along with the associated files can be downloaded from the official site. Microsoft chat support is available for any assistance regarding installation or bug fixes.

Steps To Record A Microsoft Office Live Meeting

Microsoft Office Live Meeting allows the users to take part or conduct conferences in real time and this can be conducted from locations out of your office. This is an online meeting service that is a Windows program. This program allows the users to share files, do presentations and communicate without the need to buy any extra hardware. This program from Microsoft even allows the users to interact with Linux and Mac computers. This service also allows the users to record Office Live Meetings. This feature of the program made it very much popular among the users. The feature allows the users to have a permanent account of the meeting and this can be shared with others through the Internet. The Microsoft Live chat tips that are shared below will help you to know more on the steps to record an Office Live meeting without encountering any errors. Instructions  •Turn on your computer and then open the web browser that you use. You may then navigate to the Microsoft Live Meeting service website. Type in your Live Meeting Username and Password when you are asked to do so. After that, you can click on Login to Live Meeting to log into the service. •	Now you may click on the Recording pane that is situated within the interface of Windows Live Meeting. If you wish to save the meeting on your PC, you will need to select the To My Computer tab, else you may click on To Service tab to record the meeting on your Live Meeting Service space online.  •	Now, you will need to click on the Options button situated in the Personal Recording Options or Shared Recording Options box. From here, you will be able to choose what you need to record, Video, Audio or Panoramic video. After making your choice, you can click on the OK button to save your selection. If you are recording the meeting on Shared Recording space, you can just skip to the fifth step. •	Click on the Change button that is located in the Personal Recording Options dialog box and then move to that location on your PC where you need to save the recordings, if you are planning to save the meeting on your PC.  •	To start the recording, you can click on the Record button.  These are the simple steps to record a Microsoft Office live meeting. To know more, you can contact the Microsoft Live chat team.

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Microsoft Office Live Meeting allows the users to take part or conduct conferences in real time and this can be conducted from locations out of your office. This is an online meeting service that is a Windows program. This program allows the users to share files, do presentations and communicate without the need to buy any extra hardware. This program from Microsoft even allows the users to interact with Linux and Mac computers. This service also allows the users to record Office Live Meetings. This feature of the program made it very much popular among the users. The feature allows the users to have a permanent account of the meeting and this can be shared with others through the Internet.

The Microsoft Live chat tips that are shared below will help you to know more on the steps to record an Office Live meeting without encountering any errors.

Instructions

  • Turn on your computer and then open the web browser that you use. You may then navigate to the Microsoft Live Meeting service website. Type in your Live Meeting Username and Password when you are asked to do so. After that, you can click on Login to Live Meeting to log into the service.
  • Now you may click on the Recording pane that is situated within the interface of Windows Live Meeting. If you wish to save the meeting on your PC, you will need to select the To My Computer tab, else you may click on To Service tab to record the meeting on your Live Meeting Service space online.

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            Microsoft Office Live Meeting

  • Now, you will need to click on the Options button situated in the Personal Recording Options or Shared Recording Options box. From here, you will be able to choose what you need to record, Video, Audio or Panoramic video. After making your choice, you can click on the OK button to save your selection. If you are recording the meeting on Shared Recording space, you can just skip to the fifth step.
  • Click on the Change button that is located in the Personal Recording Options dialog box and then move to that location on your PC where you need to save the recordings, if you are planning to save the meeting on your PC.
  • To start the recording, you can click on the Record button.

These are the simple steps to record a Microsoft Office live meeting. To know more, you can contact the Microsoft Live chat team.

Microsoft Takes Off Wait List For Sway Preview

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The preview for Microsoft’s new Office app, Microsoft Sway, has been expanded. They’ve taken off the long wait list which had formed by now. So people can start getting access to the preview by simply signing into their Microsoft Accounts. The preview version of this new Office suite app was launched in the beginning of October.

The app’s main use is that it lets the user make their own presentations with the media that they manage to gather, and this can be done on whichever device they happen to be using at the time. Sway.com has had over a million new visitors in the time it’s been up, and then over 175,000 requests to sign on. Microsoft is saying that these numbers are going up by the thousands each day, and that’s why they got rid of the wait list.

An update came out recently, which brings in the following new features.

  • Undo and redo: this is one of the most commonly requested feature additions on most Microsoft chat support forums, and is much the same as the option in most Office applications. It also works on operations done using the Remix! button.
  • Bullets and numbering: These are now seen at the top of the text card storyline. If you’ve used something makeshift instead for the markup, Sway automatically goes back and changes these into proper bullets for you.
  • Editing text on the canvas: you can change the headings and captions right on the canvas, as well as change the contact in the paragraphs using a new tap option.
  • Easier section layout: the separate sections can be organized by grabbing and dragging each at the top where it says Section. While you’re dragging the section collapses, making it easier to move around.

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    Microsoft Extends Sway Preview

  • PDF import option: you can now bring PDF files directly into the Sway using the import option. The upload button lets you choose a PDF file if you happen to be working on a separate Sway at the time.
  • Refined color picker: the color palette options have been upgraded, especially under the Curated option. You’ll have more choices come up depending on the way you’ve customized the usage.

But the best feature has to be the provision to create and edit your Sway even if you don’t have an internet connection at the time. This is one of the features most commonly asked after on Microsoft chat support forums.