I want to thank you all in advance for helping me out. I have a wedding photo project that I have to finish this week and I am sort of freaking out because Windows 7 is not loading and I can't figure out what's wrong.
I shut-down my computer for a whole week and I never had any issues until now. My BIOS is set-up to boot in CD-ROM first and then to a hard-drive. What's happening now is that it hangs-up in "Boot from CD/DVD" phase. Nothing is happening, no error, it just sits there.
Before this, there's a line that says "Verifying DMI Pool Data", I think that it passed through that because it tries to boot in CD/DVD ROM.
I changed the BIOS so it boots to my OS drive directly but still, nothing is happening after "Verifying DMI Pool Data".
I changed it back to boot in CD ROM and inserted the Windows 7 installation disk. The installation disk fired up and it got me to the "Install Windows 7 screen". I went through the menu's and I saw "load drivers for hard disk" and I am pleased to say that I can see all my hard drives and I can access them. My first impression is that the OS hard-drive is toast but it couldn't be right?
As a side note, I don't see any OS listed in the System Recovery options. Is this bad?
My motherboard is gigabyte EX58-UD3R
I checked BIOS and all my hard-drives are present. I have 4 hard drives total, 1 for OS, 2 for RAID (software) and 1 for back-up of that RAID.
Thanks for your response, I appreciate it a lot. I'm getting "Element Not Found" when I run "BOOTREC.EXE /FIXBOOT". I also noticed that "C" drive is "System Reserved" and the drive that contains my OS is actually in drive letter "G". Am I having a hard-disk problem?
It suggests removing all HDDs except the one with the Windows 7 install, then trying the startup repair options from the installation disk. It ensures that the MBR that it is trying to repair is the right one.