I used rickatnight11.com's guide to installing windows 7 about 5 months ago, and used up all the suggestions on saving space posted here on these forums.
So my Mini's still got the 8gb dell SSD
and today in class, my battery got too low that it went into hibernate. I got home and tried to power up my Mini, and at first i got error messages that asked me to insert the Windows install disk and try to repair. But in the process of preparing my flash drive and rebooting to try to boot from the drive, a new error came up, something about a disk read error, and to press ctrl alt del to restart. Now this is all i get after the system POST's (loads up w/ dell logo and has boot options and system settings). I tried to boot from the flash drive to install windows 7, but it only gets as far as loading the windows files, then a blank screen with the cursor.
any suggestions/ideas on what happened and what i should do?
I've contacted dell already and the online CSR said he's gonna send me a box to ship my system, but i'm looking for a quicker fix because I have finals coming up real soon and need the files on my mini as well as the mini itself. please help!