I stupidly experimented with using a different OS on my netbook (linux) but was sensible enough to create am ISO image of the pre installed windows 7 that came with the machine using windows usb downloader and following Microsofts instructions.
I've decided Windows 7 is far superior to lighter OS's, even if it is a bit chunkier than I'd like for very fast net access (linux had it beat there easily) its still a million times easier to operate and customize for performance.
I thought it'd be a simple case of inserting the bootable USB flash with my old windows 7 on it and going through the set up process of a clean install.
This was very naive of me...
Everytime I boot from the USB (I have no DVD drive on the netbook), I'm greeted with this message ->
The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt
Not good for the health this business.
I've nuked my hard drive to all 0's using a bootable hard drive cleaner and tested the USB on another machine, it loads up past the winload.exe screen everytime, so I can assume that ther iso file isnt the issue.
Sadly the few solutions I've found online state that removing USB devices solves the problem, it aint an option as its the only vehicle I have to re-install Windows 7.
Have I just built myself a new doorstop or is there any hope?