I have two drives in my PC. One is an SSD that Windows stopped detecting a while back after a power shortage (no idea why, it works fine), and the other is a regular hard drive on which Windows is installed. Yesterday I installed Kali to my SSD, but I couldn't boot into Windows afterwards. Whenever I try to boot it, the "Starting Windows" message appears for about 2 seconds before it vanishes, and then I'm just left with a black screen. It offers startup repair sometimes, but that doesn't work either.
- Safe Mode
- Last Known Good Configuration
- Fixing the MBR on the HDD that has Windows through Linux (used mbr.bin from syslinux).
What's happening? Why would an installation on a different drive even affect Windows?
So, following some suggestions, I ran some tests. What I found:
- I can boot Windows if I unplug my SSD
- memtest found no issues
- gnome disk utility isn't detecting any issues as well
- Safe mode seems to hang when loading disk.sys(I guess it makes sense)