I have an HP Envy m7-n109dx notebook running Windows 7. Originally it came with W8.1 but I did a clean install of W7. Used PC Mover to move files from old laptop to new notebook. Updated the drivers, reinstalled necessary software....whole nine yards. Machine was running fine and I was almost done. Happy as a pig in mud. Turned the machine off one day and...it wouldn't boot.
Originally I had a black screen with a winload.exe error message. So I copied winload from my desktop (also running Windows 7) to the notebook.
Then I had a bootmgr error message. I tried to use the bootrec command prompt with switches to fix the problem. Maybe that's when I screwed everything up.
Only other possibility is that after doing a backup (which I cannot access) I unplugged my external drive too soon.
The notebook won't boot. It has a black screen with error message "0xc000000f" and "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible"
I tried fixing the notebook with Windows 7 version of NeoSmart's Easy Recovery Essentials. No go
Using ER Essential's Partition Manager it says:
Partition - unallocated
File System - unallocated
Size - 931.51 GB
I'm afraid to use the Winows Installation disk Disk Commander in case I screw up anything else.
I'm hoping someone can help me repartition (?) the drive without losing my data. This is now my primary machine and my whole life is on there.
Please help and thanks for any assist.