My pc is a Chillblast Fusion Whisper about 3 years old. It runs W7 Home Premium 64 bit. 8Gb RAM. Intel i7 2600K Processor Overclocked to up to 4.3 Ghz. Asus P8Z68-V-LE Motherboard. Gainward GeForce GTX 560Ti 1024Mb Phantom Edition. SSD Caching Configuration. 40Gb Corsair Force Solid State Drive.
My Knowledge of computers is not great. I was persuaded to buy this spec by a family friend, pc expert who has since left the country and is un-contactable. I was encouraged to buy this machine because the SSD and Intel SMART Response SSD caching configuration were offered free.
I have had some great help from one of your colleagues, JSntgRVR, as I found an error message "missing operating system" on my W7 machine, even though I had not introduced any new hardware or software. The topic can be found under "Missing Operating System" in Security>Virus, Spyware, Malware Removal.
JSntgRVR's efforts led to this conclusion:
"the OS partition seems corrupted. Someone or something change the partition to type 06, which it is a partition used for DOS and FAT partitions, and that seems to have corrupted the partition. Despite changing it back to 07, which is the right type for an NT file system, the issue persisted. the partition cannot be read, nor we can write to it".
I now have Linux Puppy Live CD running. I can simply(?!) reinstall W7, as I have all my data (as far as I remember) backed up, but it seems better to try to fix the problem, especially since I am learning new things, starting from a low point where my knowledge is limited.
I would appreciate any advice from this forum.
Link to "missing operating system" > http://www.geekstogo...-2#entry2415738