wayne128 wrote:I had this kind of thing on one computer a friend brought to me for helping.
Win7 crash after boot from Hard disk.
cannot boot from USB
cannot boot from DVD.!!
so what I did was:
unplug the cables to Hard disk and cables to DVD.
plug in a known working , bootable USB flash drive with Linux OS
it booted up and so it is OK.
Then I power down computer
add back the DVD cables
boot again, this time it can boot from DVD
so I power down and put back hard disk cable
now it still can boot from DVD and from USB
I run Live from USB, try to check hard disk, it was so corrupted that, at the end, I decided to reformat the whole hard disk, reinstall Win7 and since then it has been working quite well in Win7..
thought it might help you to try out. no guaranteed
I do however have an external hard drive.
Do you know any way I could fix this with it?
I know how to remove the internal hard drive.
that's the problem. windows 7 store the boot needed stuffs on that place. you need to restore the content of that partition and reinstall windows native bootloader to get your windows7 back.I've delleted all the partitions on my brother's laptop including the 200mb System partitionth through recover CD called Boot-Repair-Disk from ubuntu website. The thing is I was going to clean install Windows 7 on unallocated space as it would make a System Partition automatically.
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