Ok, I'll make this as detailed as possible. Background
I had an HP laptop that I upgraded to Windows 7 as soon as I got my discs in the mail. The laptop is as of now 14 months old (and was purchased refurbished) and last week I went to restart after it froze when I was trying to bridge two network connections and it wouldn't get past the HP screen (can't even access the bios) I'm figuring it eventually just over-heated and I probably fried somethin. Issue
So a friend of mine gave me a Gateway he has that has a broken screen. Naturally the first thing I tried was swapping the HDDs. Of course, said actions did not work and I was given a Blue Screen (0x0000007B, 0x80786b58, 0x00000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) so I hit up google, it seems to be a motherboard controller issue. I have tried the startup repair, it will not fix it. System Restore obviously will not work as the old laptop was 14 months old (and yes I had tried). I have tried a Windows 7 Live Disc also, that just gave me a 0x000000c7 error, no big deal I didn't think it would boot anyway, just thought I'd try... So now I am at a stand still and have signed up on these forums because I am desperate for help! I really need to not lose my documents from that HDD; I'd lose almost a year of school work (including some projects that are due very soon!) I can't think of a way to do an upgrade/repair install thanks to the blue screen... A thought crossed my mind, if I boot into a linux distro via a thumdrive (in particularly Backtrack 3) is there some way I can delete the old motherboard drivers
manually? (as in delete specific .ini files or even .dll files) I am open to any suggestions... Afterthoughts
This is the biggest HDD in the house (and the files I have to keep from losing are bigger than the other HDDs in the house) so even if I got my hands on an external casing I don't exactly have anywhere to move em to, but if I could move em somehow within the HDD so that I can just move em back after the reinstall of Windows 7...