In short: I can't boot my laptop.
It will ONLY boot when I insert a RescueLiveBootUSB, it then shows the normal bootmenu.
Longer description of the problem: After moving/resizing the partitions, I got booting problems. Setup is four partitions:
- Vista (original partition when I bought it)
- Recovery partition for Vista, doesn't work now. Never tested it when thing ran smoothly, actually.
Goal: I wanted to switch from vista to w7, but i mucked about with the partitions and I guess I damaged the bootloader and/or the mbr??? (what's the difference between these 2?)
Situation Before: It was a triple boot system.
Each OS was installed on it's own partition.
Situation After: I can only boot with the RescueLiveBootUSB inserted.
Then, I get the same bootmenu with 3 OSes as I always did.
Funny thing: The RescueLiveBootUSB does NOT offer it's own extensive boot options (it's the well-known H?????15.2.iso) AT ALL. (not promoting anything here, hence the "?????"). It just shows me the old bootmenu.
It almost seems as if it repaired my boot menu, but on the usb, not on the HDD. [b]I did too, muck about with the Vista Rescue ISO too.[/b]
Question: How do I get my normal boot menu back, without having to use an USB??
Hardware: HP Pavilion DV2, 298 GB HDD
And sure, sure, sure, it's an entirely workable situation but I still like to get things back to normal. EDIT: Getting a new HDD, going to some repairshop or formatting my drives aren't options for me. Thank you.