The main question is : "Are there any utility that can interpret these two binary files:
both of them updated during the Vista/W7 boot process ?
I am in the uncomfortable position whereby my native Windows 7 partition declines to complete the boot process (even in safe mode with prompt).
This happened after having successfully booted it from VirtualBox through raw device access. As a matter of fact, the VB boot works consistently well. However, each time I attempt to boot natively, the boot process attempts to "repair" the configuration. In effect from the outside, it spins the disks for ages and ends up stalled somwehere. Before I use the PQService partition to return to the factory configuration (it's a new machine anyway), I'd like to have a look at these 2 files which I can access without any problem from the Ubuntu disk.
As an aside, if there are other files that could be of any help in diagnosing the root of the problem, please let me know. Does winload.exe produce a log for instance (that's a secondary question) ?
Please note that I am plainly aware that Windows 7 is quite touchy about the HW config it finds after the initial installation. However I'd like to understand in more detail on which snag I stumbled before I decide whether to give up or to carry on experimenting with native/virtual boot.
Thanks for the help.