I have Windows 7 RC installed on my computer. It's been running fine since I installed it soon after it was released.
Now, it won't boot up anymore. I've done some testing and it seems that the MBR is corrupt. Windows Startup Repair can't fix it, and when I use the command prompt to restore the MBR (E:\boot>bootsect /nt60 c: /mbr) it gives an I/O device error.
When I run Parted Magic, it reads the HDD just fine. Worst case scenario, I transfer all of my music, pictures, and movies to a new drive, then reformat and reinstall.
However, I would like to fix it if possible. Any suggestions?
btw, it's a fairly new 500GB Seagate HDD. I don't think there's anything physically wrong with the drive.
Thanks, I appreciate any help you can give me.