The erorr i am getting is BOOTMGR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del -- the funny thing is i can boot from the cd. What i have done to try fix this problem is: Go into the windows 7 installation and go to the repair option and did a start up repair( didn't work) Also did the BootBCD.exe cmd prompt method i found on this site and still didn't work. I have two hard drives First one has 320gb has Windows vista and Ubuntu installed on it Second one is 500gb that has just windows 7 installed on it( this one is the one i reformatted and tried to do a fresh install of windows 7) I found something really odd when i booted off my 320gb i had a boot menu that i should have on the 500gb it had windows 7 and vista for options to boot. I picked the windows 7 and it booted the windows i freshly installed. Both hard drives are SATA. I am wonder where ubuntu is tho on the 320gb hard drive. Is there easy way just to download boot manger that can load up every time to choose what os i want to boot from because i find these boot mangers like to overlap each other all the time. HOpe you can help me out.