OS appears to be seriously corrupted; PC will not boot properly at all. Error messages vary:
"no bootable device"
"no operating system"
Recovery Screen, but none of the options work...
I have installed Win 7 on many PCs, including computers that appeared to be hopelessly fried. But this one has me kinda stumped...
The bios is set to boot from a CD as the first choice.
Once or twice I have managed to get it to boot from a Windows 7 disk, and even get into the installation process. But then at some point it seems to freeze. I have tried <Install Now>, and I have also tried <Repair Your Computer>. Same results.
What I find interesting is that it boots successfully from a live Linux disk. So this doesn't appear to be a hardware failure...
The PC is a Gateway notebook model NV53A; it appears to be an Acer computer wrapped in a Gateway cow print. Win 7 Home Premium x64.
I am not trying to save or recover files. I'd love to just do a clean install.