I have Vista basic installed on my laptop. Suddenly now when I try to boot up, I get "Error loading operating system"
I have the original vista recovery disk but when it runs, it gets as far as the windows green bar at the bottom, then wont go no further.
I have tried UBCD, Hirens Boot CD,Spotmau 2012 Golden Edition and not one will boot or give me options to repair. The computer just freezes at a certain point.
I was thinking that the MBR would need repairing but now I have no way of getting into it to repair it. I just cant understand why the computer wont fully boot ANY repair disks
Also I dont have the F8 recovery console option on this computer so cant use that either.
Is there a way of repairing the MBR any other way? Can it be done by removing the hard drive, putting it in a caddy, plug it into another computer by USB and actually repairing the MBR by putting the file in the windows folder somewhere?
Help needed urgently