Background Information: Was upgrading to windows 10, encountered an error that lead me to believe my boot sector didn't have enough free memory to complete the upgrade. I downloaded minitool and 'extended' the boot sector from 100mb to 450 MB. Restarted and have been unable to boot back into windows since.
What I have already tried: I put in a windows repair disk and booted from that into system recovery options. I have run startup repair 3 times, restating after each attempt. Did not solve anything, although now when I boot without the repair disk I get past the bios and immediately into a startup repair session. "Windows could not identify the problem", it says after a couple seconds and shut down.
I have also booted into safe mode w/command prompt, ran the commands: >bootrrec /fixmbr >bootrec /fixboot
>bootrec /rebuildbcd . This did not help.
Afterwards I tried making the MBR partition inactive and making the main partition active, and ran startup repair (3 times, restarting after each time) so that it might create the boot files on my main partition, this did not work either.
I should also mention that at one point I had Ubuntu installed on this computer but later removed it, also the drive windows 7 is installed on is an SSD with data that was migrated over from a standard hard drive using Samsung's provided software(Samsung magician i think??).
I don't have a backup disk, and can't restore to any restore points from the repair tools screen.
I would just erase the drive and reinstall a fresh windows 7 copy but the software key has been long rubbed off, and I don't think Sager provided the key in any other documentation with the laptop. I contacted sager and Microsoft and neither is willing to send me another key, and both are putting responsibility for customer support on the other company.
EDIT: Clarification, I never booted into safe mode just the recovery tools off the recovery disk.
Edited by auris3, 22 January 2016 - 03:04 PM.