bootmgr image is corrupt

I just replaced my hard drive with a SSD. I did a brand new install on the SSD and I received the following error after booting

BOOTMGR image is corrupt. The system cannot boot.

A little configuration for your knowledge. The system used to be a dual boot with XP & Windows 7. After replacing the original startup hard drive with my SSD I changed a setting in the BIOS to AHCI (I have tested changing it back but this did not help). When I look at the stats on the drive in the BIOS, it claims that the SSD is in a raid configuration despite the settings not being configured that way.

Related System Information:

  • Intel 320 Series 80 GB SATA II SSD
  • JetWay JPA78VM3-H-LF AM2+/AM2 AMD
  • 780V HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • 7 GB RAM

I have performed 2 fresh installs to no avail. Also, followed this guide and performed option 1 and 2. I have done bootsec/fixmbr and /fixboot.

So.. any suggestions?


As a follow up to the comments I posted, you should keep your system in AHCI mode for better performance. When troubleshooting issues like this, and to maintain the best possible system performance, you should disable all unnecessary integrated hardware on your motherboard. For example, if you have more then one SATA controller on your motherboard, but are only using one, disable it in the BIOS. Not only will this make the computer boot up faster (less hardware to initialize), it will also use less system resources in the operating system, since it is one less driver to load.

It is also worth mentioning that on modern motherboards, you can enable RAID on a per-controller basis. If you have trouble disabling it for some reason, try to revert the BIOS back to the stock settings and see if that fixes it. Do note that if you have disabled anything, it will be re-enabled after you return the settings back to the defaults.

Source : Link , Question Author : bacord , Answer Author : Breakthrough

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