Hey guy's I wanted to try out Ubuntu so I made a live USB, installed it, but I wasn't paying attention and I installed grub (ubuntu boot loader) over my windows 7 boot loader. Current Setup:
Now I have 2 HDD's in this PC. My 320 GB is my old hard drive and has xp still installed on it. I use XP for things here and there, but I also use the hard drive for storage.
My main HDD is my 750gb which has windows 7 installed on it. It's the one I installed ubuntu on (and messed up the boot loader)
I dont really want to have to reinstall windows, but I guess I will if I have to... (building a new PC) Situation:
So right now, I boot off my 750gb HDD and it will just take me to a black screen, so I used the install CD to try and recover my bootloader but it installed the windows 7 boot loader over my XP boot loader (on my 320 gb hdd)
So now I boot off my 320 gb hard drive and it will boot windows 7 from my 750 gb hard drive(Because of the recovery I did with the install disk). I tried unplugging my 320gb hdd and using the install disk to recover my bootloader, but it didnt do anything to help. Still same issue, boot from my 750gb hdd and I get a black screen, windows doesnt load)
Now what I'm wondering is would I be able to make a small partition say 20gb (I have over 300gb of free space on this hdd...) and install windows 7 on it? Wouldnt that install the boot loader also? Then I could just delete the partition, and I would have my windows 7 boot loader on this hard drive? It would probably try and boot from the 20gb partition, but could I use my recovery disk to fix that?