I've read heaps of suggestions from this forum and elsewhere for this issue but none have helped.
I made a bit of a mistake* and hit the reset key on the computer shortly after Win 7 had booted to the login screen. I wanted to boot from Linux on the other drive. This resulted in blue screens during boot. Windows Drive recovery then attempted to fix it and apprears to have only been partially successful. Windows now gets as far as a black screen and a cursor when starting normally and in safe mode.
So the general suggestions of smashing shift to get the sticky keys dialog didn't work, nor did Ctrl-Alt-Del for the task manager. I then attempted swf /SCANNOW and it said said there was a pending repair but iv no idea what it is or how to activate it.
I have a Win 7 repair disk but for some reason the computer won't boot from it so i'm not sure what it actually is. I also have a Win 7 install disk which i'm thinking will be needed when I give up and try in re-install but for whatever reason when the computer boots from that, input from mouse and keyboard ceases and I can't get past the language select to see if theres any repair utilities on there.
I'm completely at a loss as to what to do next. Does anyone have any suggestions?
A further complication is that I have two hard disks setup in Software as RAID 1. In hindsight, another mistake. Thus, these are inaccessible without Windows and i'm curious to know if I get over the 'mouse and keyboard not working when booting from CD' issue, whether I'll still be able to access them and their existing data when If I do a fresh install.
Ideal outcome would be recovering the existing install but I won't be holding my breath over that.
Any help/suggestions on the matter are very much appreciated.
Edited by Tawidl, 27 July 2018 - 04:21 PM.