Dear forum. I have a problem booting my pc. I have win 7 on 500gb and win xp on 1tb hdd installed and another 1tb hdd. Neither o/s will boot up.
Running 8800 gtx 2.4ghz quad core pentium 6600. When I boot I get the mobo (ASUS PK7) flash up and can access the bios. If I try to boot straight
from win 7 I get a cursor that flashes eternally. I don't get a choice to boot from either o/s. My first guess was that I had fried my pentium chip
but as I seem to be prompted to install windows or repair it with the dvd I now think it is ok.
When I tried to repair win 7 o/s using the dvd the disc promted me to choose an o/s to repair but no o/s appeared in the window to choose from.
I removed each hdd and tested them on my laptop with a dock and the xp and win 7 hdd seemed ok. I could not see the apps on the other hdd so maybe
I have a problem with that hdd. I have tried to boot from both o/s 1 at a time and still have no o/s to boot from.
can any one give some advice as to what might be wrong.
I have recovered win 7 installation now thanks to a post I found about going to full install option and then going back a step to repair option to get a hdd option in system recovery window. I then just did a normal recovery and all ran OK. thank you for every bit of help offered.
I now have a new problem concerning my win xp installation.
When I had no O/S system booting I made a new partition using a laptop and dock on win xp hdd to try to install a new win 7 O/S if needed. As it happened I recovered the win 7 O/S before needing to do that. After booting in to win 7 and exploring my hdd I no longer had the win xp O/S as an option and the hdd is only showing as being 64GB in size instead of 1Tb. So can you please tell me how I can recover the win xp installation?
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