Hello loved ones,
I clicked on an .exe which made my Windows version not genuine and somehow changed my boot. Now, when I turn on my computer it will boot to bios, restart and boot to bios, on and on again.
I have tried fixing it thought startup repair with the Windows CD, but it will not work because since windows says not genuine I get the message that the Startup Repair version does not work with my OS.
I need to know a way in which I can fix this issue without the CDs and reinstalling the OS.
I can access the files on my OS (through Ubuntu), everything is regular and there, just the booting is messed up. I have a Ubuntu CD which I use to access my harddrive where i can delete files and change things. So, I am thinking that if I know which files were changed I can go there and delete and put in the proper file. I have a seperate harddrive which I have installed on the same computer which works, the OS is the same as is on my unbootable drive. So, maybe I can copy the correct files from that drive to my unbootable drives, I just need to know which. I have tried some files, but I have yet to solve the program.
It is not a problem wih my motherboard -- I can run my other harddrive on my laptop just fine.
I have tried Ubuntu TestDisk and it says that the bootable status is OK.
OS is Windows 7 Ultimate
Memory is 8GB
I have tried fixing the Master Boot Record with lilo through ubuntu (sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr) but the boot issue still exists.
Edited by RyanRes, 07 August 2013 - 12:41 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.