model# vgn-cr240e with Toshiba hard drive model# mk2035gss s1. Boot up stops at windows boot manager with winload.exe failing to load. Upon reboot and pressing f2 bios reads: "200 gb hard drive" and in "Configure Boot Order" bios reads: "Toshiba mk2035gss s1". So I am guessing that the computer has found the drive. Then pressing f10 to continue and boot up the windows has failed to start page comes back up with black screen, white text,(same as previous boot attempt) and reads:
Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the
application is missing or corrupt.
Then by pressing esc key computer reboots and I press f10 on boot up and windows boot manager reads:
[ /DETECTATHAL /MININT /REDIRECT RDIMAGEOFFSET=8192 RDIMAGELENGTH=3161088 R DPATH=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\sources\boot.wim
which I am pretty sure is my corrupt winload.exe file. The file shows no c: anywhere and using a windows 7 upgrade disk to boot with eventually gets me to the "Repair computer"" screen and asks me to load drivers for my hard disk because there is no drive to load files to. No c: is listed to repair. Do I need to load drivers? Where do I find them? I have looked for weeks and have come up empty.
I am all ears and need help on this one. I appreciate all input as this has been a problem for about 3 weeks now without my laptop.
also: I have no recovery disks for this computer and the recovery partition seems to be gone.
Thank you to all who makes time to answer. Again,it is very much appreciated.