Posted 06 September 2010 - 02:35 AM
"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware. Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information."
After getting this message i attempted to abandon the project and on a different machine deleted the recent Windows XP partition. Up until this point I have had no luck getting my Windows 7 OS to boot. I have tried resetting the BIOS, performing a system recovery, and I have even called HP (the manufacturer) whose only answer was to send me a set restore discs. I know all the data is still there because i used my Linux live cd and checked. If there is anyone out there who can help I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks for all your help in advance.
Posted 06 September 2010 - 07:26 AM
- the MBR CODE
- the bootsector CODE
You shuld be able to fix it easily by using the 7 Install CD.
What you want to do is to run BOOTREC:
An earlier Windows operating system has been installed after Windows Vista or Windows 7 was installed. In this scenario, the computer starts by using Windows NT Loader (NTLDR) instead of Windows Boot Manager (Bootmgr.exe).
To make sure you should run it two times, once like this:
which should already be enough to make you boot 7 and - if not enough - also as:
Posted 06 September 2010 - 01:18 PM
Posted 12 September 2010 - 05:50 AM
Is there any way to run Bootrec.exe without buying a whole new installation of Windows 7?