I have a 3yr old PC that was healthy and in need of a format for cleaning purposes so that it could get back up to speed again but the other day it just stopped working. Switched it on one morning and the boot loader no longer appeared (dual-boot used to offer Ubuntu options before). Instead an error screen appears with the following message:
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM.
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.
I do not have any Setup CD-ROMs as the PC came pre-installed and the only option I have to reformat it is from a partition on the hard drive which is an option offered before the system loads. However if I do this it will wipe my hard drive and I will lose all my data. I have since unplugged the affected hard drive and my Ubuntu installation does successfully run from the secondary HDD.
Can you help me fix it?
Thanks in advance.
Edited by benny269, 14 January 2008 - 03:59 PM.