Black screen with blinking cursor on Windows 7 + Windows 8-1 Dual Boot laptop (Asus N75).
Diagnostics indicate MBR problem.
Have genuine Windows 7 install disk. Boot from Windows 7 install disk with Windows recovery options only shows Windows 8-1 as OS (not Windows 7).
Would like to recover both Windows 7 AND Windows 8-1 partitions -f possible.
Not being very technical how , do i go about doing this fixing the MBR. Procedure with steps please.
Should I hit NEXT on Windows Recovery Options Panel showing only Windows 8-1 > Will this fix my MBR and recover my Windows 7 partition
Should I load and install drivers to get access to hard disk as the Windows Recovery options Panel suggest in case my OS is NOT listed (in my case only Windows 8-1 is shown). In latter case how shoud i go about loading these drivers as I do not have a clue how to go about doing this.
Is it an option to Boot from an genuine Windows 8-1 install disk instead? Would this bring up my Windows 7 OS partition so that i can mix MBR and recover from that?
Thank you very much in advance for your help.
Edited by hamluis, 15 July 2018 - 05:39 AM.
Moved from Crashes/BSODs to Disk Management - Hamluis.