Friend gave me a laptop that is dual booting Win7 and Mint 14. I want to learn more about Linux so using it would be a good start. Only problem (well somewhat) is that Win7 won't boot. When turning on laptop it takes 4-5 minutes to get to selection screen to choose which partition to boot into. If I select Mint it boots right away. Choose Win7 and once it hits the splash screen it sits and stares. I let it sit 2 hours but nothing happened.
I've been trying to get Windows back but have had no luck.
Tried booting recovery partition.... nothing
Tried booting to Win7 install disc.... nope
Tried restoring image.... nada
Ran diskchecks but still no luck in finding anything.
This issue started about 2 weeks after installing Mint so I was guessing it may have something to do with it???? Also since I can only troubleshoot from Mint I figure I should post this problem here.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance