Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
Why would you do those steps? They seem unnecessary.
You don't need to install to a blank drive to boot PW CD to repair SSD MBR. You still need to boot the PW CD, or Windows 7 installer from DVD or Flash stick, to try to repair Windows 7 or wipe the HD to reinstall it.
The problem is that you can't boot the disk so I would work on achieving that. Do these disks boot in another PC so you know they're good? There's a possibility the disks are burned incorrectly and aren't really bootable. Do you get a prompt to "Press any key" when you select them to boot?
The disks are good. I've booted them in my other rig, and they started up just fine. I get the prompt "Press any key" and everything works after that.
I'm actually a little worried right now because I put in my new hard drive and stuck in the Windows CD and it (once again) hangs on "Starting Windows". I'm going to leave it like that and check again after dinner but it looks a little troublesome...
And I would love to wipe the SSD to reinstall, but I can't since Windows 7 or PW CD won't boot =/