Wow, has there been a lot of persons trying to help here, I'm impressed
And you said you have NO recovery or installation CDs for Windows? You should have at least received a recovery CD.
No sir, it's the Recovery partition on the HD. If I select it upon bootup, it will put the machine back to the state when purchased. I did create a Windows 7 repair disk which should work to repair the bootmgr, but it didn't pick up a problem when I ran it. -Ron
. I will add my to cents, but feel lesser than some here...
I'm thinking you need to get rid of the dual-boot menu, and start fresh.
I too made a win7 restore-disk, but it doesn't always do what you/I would like it to. It needs it's head to be given a shake...
When I want to get rid of the dual-boot menu because of similar issues, I do the following.... I put in a cd that emulates a dos A:\ prompt. Made it when I still had a floppy drive. You can still download these iso's or zip's today. Burn it to a cd, and reboot with it, and it gives you a fake a:\ prompt.
It let's you run various dos commands. The one worth mentioning here is... from the a:\ drive (emulated), I type "fdisk mbr". This re-writes the M
ecord back to windows.
Then and only then, do I use the win7-recovery-disk. It will then recover your boot-up to win7.
Then I put in my PCLinuxOS live-cd and let it boot. Click on install, click on advanced, making sure it sees my "OS" folder, my swap folder, and my /home folder. Let it format the OS folder but not the home folder, unless I'm doing a major upgrade.
This is the way I do it, but others may have another way
. My way has worked everytime.
As I said prior in this thread, I do all my partitioning and formatting with a PCLOS live-cd.