Today I decided to give a try of dual booting windows 7 and windows xp
I've had 7 installed first. When I tried to shrink the windows 7 volume in disk management, I got an error and it could not be done. So I decided to download a third party program called Partition Wizard. I shrank the windows 7 volume down by 10 gigs and Paritition Wizard needed to restart the computer to complete the shrnking. So I let it do it's thing. After partitioning is complete, it automatically restarted the computer again. This time the computer is stuck on the first screen when it boots up.
It has the HP logo and on the bottom left it says press esc for star up menu.
None of the keys work (includes esc and the F keys) except for the ctrl alt del combo
I can't get it past this screen. It won't go to boot management or safe mode page or boot from CD.
I have a windows 7 DVD I am willing to wipe clean and do a reinstall, if needed.
specs: hp laptop pavilion dv5, core 2 duo, 4g of ram, 320g hard drive
running windows 7 professional 64 bit (legit, not pirated)