I have a windows 7 hard drive crash laptop. When turned on it says Lauch startup repair(recommended) or Start windows Normally. When I chose start up repair it gets stuck with mouse on the desktop. Mouse moves but it does not go any where , no activity on the hard drive.
If I choose start windows normally. Staring windows screen comes up. in less than a minute it turns off and reboots. Same screen again with 2 options.
I took the hard drive out and connected externally to another Windows XP and Windows 7 Pcs. I can see the hard drive. It has 2 partitions. 1 reserve partition 100 mb accessible. Rest of the hard drive with the operating system, says not accessible and says needs to be formatted. I want to take out the data and then reload Windows 7. Can some one hlep me to fix the boot sector on this hard drive? Whatever I needed to do I want to be able to access the data.
I also booted the laptop withe windows 7 cd and chose repair option. That gets stuck with the mouse on the screen. It does not go all the way to repair options.
I really appreciate if any one help.