I have a hp G72-B66US that will not start. It does show the hp logo and to press escape to start the hp starup options screen. If I press nothing the screen goes to a glow with the cursor flashing in the upper right corner, but nothing else ever happens. I have used all the hp start options available to me including system recovery, but after selecting that The screen does the same thing as a normal start ie:cursor flashing in the upper right corner. I do not have the recovery disks for this machine, and I know for sure that the hard drive is fine. I know this because I can put in a win 7 install disk, and select repair instead of install. I have used all the options available to me there as well ,but to no avail. I have used the command prompt part of the repair options and I can see the all the directories in the c,d,and e drives. The d drive is where the user, windows, and programs partition is, not in the c partition. That has the according to the directory info holds system. This is probably the system files windows requires in another partition at the onset of a clean install. The E drive is the recovery partition however I cannot perform a recovery it only does what I have mentioned before. I have 2 thoughts The first xp repair used to let you write a new master boot record via fixmbr. Can I do this in win 7 64 bit, and if so how. I have attempted it while in dos mode.
The other thought is should'nt the windows o/s be the first drive and not the middle drive partition, and if so how do I fix this. I am sure there is a way of correcting this problem without a complete recovery if I break down and order disks.