was doing some looking into this and have seen some really helpful threads on here and have tried a few of the the things suggested but with no luck.
Have a compaq mini netbook with no optical drive that was working fine up unitl tonight when i turn it on all i get is the bios and boot order screen then
Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
so have succesfully got a thumb drive up and working with xPUD and have saved the most important files and tried the MBR code option to no avail and have read a thread where windows 7 mbr file was used to replace the corrupt one but cant be sure this is whats up with mine
Little bit of background on the lead up this was that I did have golsearch on this netbook until a few days ago where i managed to get shot of it as it was driving me nuts, so im susspecting malware/virus is the root cause here
any advice is greatly appreceated as without the optical drive it will be a nightmare to reinstall