My laptop HD has Win 7 on it and it has failed to boot. I've tried the usual recovery options from the WIn 7 DVD and managed to get to a CMD prompt and did a /FixMBR.
However, now the MBR must point to the C:\Windows.old folder on the drive and when Windows does eventally boot it says it is a non-genuine Windows copy and eventually just hangs up.
I know I have a C:\Windows folder and I'm trying to get the MBR to point to it but I cannot seem to do that.
How can I get the MBR to point to that 'good' windows folder and not the windows.old folder?
Lastly, if I cannot resurrect the OS, is there a way I can interrogate the hard drive's Windows registry in order to grab the orginal Windows S/N in case I need to rebuild/reinstall the OS?