I normally dual boot win 7 and a version of Linux. Last time i installed a Linux distro I installed Grub to sda 1, my windows system partition. Windows itself is on sda 2, the linux swap was on 3 and the root installed on 4. It caused my BCD or MBR to get fudged ( I dont know which) and I would just either get Grub or if i tried to load windows from Grub pointing to the partition its installed on sda 2, I get no error messages but just a blinking cursor in the upper left hand of the screen. A copy of a win 7 dvd does show it can find windows 7 when it starts its repair tool, but it is unable to fix issues.
I have done this before and was able to fix things. This time, no fix is working.
I have tried tutorials on using: bootrec /fixmbr, bootsect /nt60/ C: and rebuilding the bcd.
Nothing is working. I can install another linux distro and grub I have tried different combinations of these steps and it's possible I broke something worse doing these steps out of order.. don't know.. but i hold out for there being some fix that will fix my system because I know the main part of the OS has to be intact.
Any ideas on what i can try that i have missed, or better instructions on how to fix this?