I have a Windows 7 32-bit laptop on which I installed Ubuntu alongside Win7. At first the problem was that it would boot directly into Windows without a boot menu as if Ubuntu didn't exist. I successfully used Boot Repair to get a boot menu and everything seemed fine. The next day I restarted the computer and now the computer won't boot at all. When the system is trying to boot I get the following:
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM Operating system not found
The only way I can start the computer is by inserting the USB flash drive with Ubuntu bootable files on it which lets me use Ubuntu but not install it. This is the flash drive I originally used to try Ubuntu and then install it. Using the Boot Repair a second time didn't help. The system doesn't recognize my hard drive at all. I tried using the recovery function of my Windows 7 DVD which gave me a "the partition table does not have a valid system partition" error. Windows CD also doesn't recognize a hard drive or an operating system on my system.
I have been browsing the forums but most other people with similar problems seem to have some sort of access to their hard drive but I haven't found a way yet. Can anyone help please?