Hey everyone. First off, Happy New Year! Feels good to be done with 2009 and have a fresh start :]
That being said, I'm havig trouble with my operating system and was hoping someone here could help me out.
I received a Missing Operating System error message upon boot and have unsuccessfully tried to change the hd0 setting in the BIOS. However, maybe my problem lies somewhere else...
Lemme explain the situation, and I'm going to try and be as descriptive as possible:
I have a Windows Vista computer by default and upgraded to Windows 7.
I then installed Fedora 11 as a dual-boot and eventually ran out of space, so I wanted to delete it. Problem is, I knew that deleting the Linux partition would have mixed up the MBR order so I burned an ISO of Windows 7 Recovery Disk in preparation of fixing the MBR. I decided to test it out and explore before actually deleting the partition.
So this is where I screwed up:
-Booted to CD, Windows loads files.
-System Recovery Options window pops up > Next
-Two options appear:
(1) Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows. Select an operating system to repair. (there is nothing listed)
(2) Restore your computer using a system image that you created (which doesn't really apply to me)
-Then two buttons: Load Drivers and Next>
-I selected the first option "Use recovery tools.." and click Next
-The following options appear:
System Image Recovery
Windows Memory Diagnostic
-I click Command Prompt and type: bootrec.exe/FixMBR, then Enter
-It says complete and I reboot. This is where the error message comes in and I am totally lost as to how I should approach this. I am guessing the error happened when I did not choose an operating system and executed a command, leaving the computer unable to find Windows 7.
Please help if you can! Thanks :]