When you turn on your PC, you expect to see the Windows startup screen shortly afterward, followed by your familiar Windows login screen. You don’t expect to encounter a boot error instead—but when it happens, it happens. In this data recovery case study, our client ran into a BOOTMGR image error in which Windows informed them that “the BOOTMGR image is corrupt”. In most cases, an error like this can be fixed and you can have your computer up and running before you know it. But in this client’s case, the error was a much grimmer portent of a severe and catastrophic hard drive crash.
Read on to see how our data recovery experts salvaged their data—but first, here are some tips on what you can do to solve this BOOTMGR image error on your own (assuming your hard drive doesn’t need a trip to our data recovery lab):