I have a laptop, dell inspion 15 series, that has 3 bootable partitions. One is Windows 7 (main), another is Windows Server 2008 R2 (for replicating problems on a server), and windows 7 setup (didnt feel like usb installing).
Currently, the usb ports have nothing other than a mouse plugged in. It had windows 7 for multiple years and server 2008 for just under a year. While i was gone, the computer turned off. When i got back it was trying to boot from what seemed to be a linux thing. I have absolutely 0 linux partitions in my drive and checked again with partition managers. Right after the boot screen it gives this message:
SYSLinux 4.07 EDD 2013-07-25 Copyright (C) 1994-2013 H. Peter Anvin et al No child mode, aborting... EDD: Error 1024 reading sector 17295016 Boot:
I can type in the "Boot" line.