Bootmgr missing (Win2K8R2)

Time for a server reboot, Microsoft updates, ah, that figures…. reboot.
Black screen saying it it missing it’s Boot Manager… right.. ueh…

This happened on a Windows Server 2008 R2 server that was updated.

Resolution as follows,

  • Input Windows Server 2008 R2 CD.
  • Restart server, and startup from CD.
  • Select language, next.
  • Choose system restore and open a command prompt.
  • navigate to CDDRIVE:\support\recovery\
  • Run StartRep.exe
  • Reboot Server.

No more BootMgr nagging… but nice Windows Logo showing up.