I have a desktop that I was running vista ultimate on, I used partition magic 9 to make another partition (an NTFS partition, should it be FAT32? or does that matter) and then I booted from the Windows 7 install disk and installed in on the new partition. Everything seemed to go just fine. I rebooted the computer after the installation was complete and now I just get a black screen with a cursor in the top left corner. Nothing else. I expected it to ask me which OS to boot from, it didn't. I tried rebooting a couple times in different ways. I've used the Partition boot CD to hide the new partition hoping it would boot from vista so I could try and figure out what I did wrong. So far no luck. I can't get vista to boot or windows 7. I tried using the repair function on the W7 install disk, that didn't work either. I am at a loss at this point. Anyone have any ideas for me? I would really really appreciate it! Thanks. Update: I tried the steps under section H: repair startup issues. The steps didn't work, I am still not able to load windows. I received two errors, when I typed - /fixboot - it says "The Volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted." then when I go to the next step and type - /RebuildBcd - it says "Total identified Windows installations: 0" Which I find odd because when I used the W7 startup disk it recognized both installations and asked me which I wanted to repair. Also I tried the Bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force and then restarted. Still nothing but the cursor. Help pls. Update 2: I also just tried to re-install the W7 on its partition (the same one I tried on before) and I am not sure if this occurred the first time, but after it expanded windows files and installed features it tried to restart, but after the restart it didn't continue with the installation...I am assuming it wasn't completed yet, why wouldn't it resume the installation? My boot sequence was setup for the HD first and CD ROM second, I tried switching and restarting to see if the CD ROM needed to be first, that didn't work either.