Hi - please help!
Laptop stopped working last week. It won't startup windows 7. I created a recovery disc, changed the BIOS to boot from the cd drive and it entered the startup repair dialogue. Initially it took about 10 hours to ask for a re-start, but didn't fix the issue...
Now the "searching for windows installations" thing searches for a few mins and then says no windows can be found. At one point a message said the hard drive was missing! I've tried everything I can (with no knowledge of what I'm doing). I thing Bootmgr is broken. I've managed to get some data off the disc, but it's no longer available to search (through the 'load drivers' back door).
Last night a removed, cleaned and re-installed the drive. Now it goes to black screen. HELP!!!