Boot Sector and Cordless MX700 Duo
Recently my boyfriend and I (the linux user out of the two of us) upgraded his system. He had Linux and Windows 2000 Pro on two different harddrives and was able to choose, on startup, which one to log into. We put in a new mobo and processor, and then Windows could no longer boot. It would give us a blue screen with a message that explicitly stated something about his boot sector... and then we'd have ot reboot.
Linux worked fine, but now it doesn't. He did something (lol) and now when he boots even from his slackware floppy disk it can't find any of the boot sector information.
We were going to burn a copy of Knoppix to disc and then try and run that straight from CD ROM and repair the boot sector or something somehow... but we're not sure if it will work. Reformatting is an option, but certainly an undesireable one. We're already worried it will have hurt his harddrive partitions on the Windows drive, on top of the fact it now lacks a boot sector.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do to save his information? Windows won't read Linux files, so we can't just put his harddrive in my computer and move the info over...
Also, does anyone have any experience with the Logitech MX700 Duo cordless keyboard/mouse set and Slackware? He was going to buy one but neither of us knew how well the drivers for it worked on Linux (which he uses far more than windows).
Thank you all for any help!