I have an ASUS computer bought in January running Windows 7 and a Linux Ubuntu (using grub).
When I start Windows (since today), the screen just remains black, and the only thing I can do is switching it off (the computer doesn't wait for the 5 seconds of the hard switch off, it immediately switches off when I press the button).
Grub also presents a partition called Vista, but which doesn't work much more (it still displays the windows logo, but in the end reboots).
I have nothing like "restore last working configuration", or "safe mode", neither from the BIOS nor from another menu. Anyway, I doubt it would work, since I downloaded and burnt what I think is "Win RE", and when booting from the CD, I get the following message (after a long delay):
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
[...] (basically to insert a Windows CD and click repair)
If you do not have this CD, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
A few more things:
- I do not have a Windows 7 CD since the laptop was bought with Windows directly installed
- I mounted the Windows partition on Linux and it looks ok; I could launch "ls -R" with success and the file winload.exe exists and is recognized as a windows executable
Is my only solution to buy a windows CD to repair that?
Thanks in advance,