I have a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 running Windows Home Premium x64. I recently tried a key my friend gave me to upgrade to Ultimate. When I found out it was blocked, I resorted to Windows Loader and this happened. I know I shouldn't have done that and I'd like to revert back to the out of box state.
My problem is that my OS disk is now on D. My recovery disc(which is hidden) is now set as primary on C. My laptop keeps on restarting and I couldn't even get the menu to come up by pressing F8. Any ideas how I can fix this? I've tried settings on BIOS and there's nothing I can do to solve it. I think it's booting C drive but C contains my hidden recovery partition.
C - OS
C - Hidden Recovery Disk
D - OS
I checked by running my WinXP disc and getting to the point where you have to format and partition drives. It says C is set as Primary but it contains my recovery disk.
EDIT: I then recently performed this tutorial: http://www.sevenforu...ark-active.html. I marked the recovery disk as inactive as well. Then when I restarted, it said bootmgr was missing. press ctrl alt del. Then I performed this tut: http://www.sevenforu...issing-fix.html
Edited by Cashes, 10 January 2013 - 06:47 AM.