No mention of saving Windows, why not wipe the drive and clean install your OS?
I tried to install Linux on my laptop earlier today and it went wrong somehow...after the part of the installation where I selsct the partitions to choose for Linux installation, I got an error that said that the kernel could not be read because they were still in use and that rebbot was recommended. Admittedly, I hit ignore for each of the partitions and I return i got another series of errors saying that the partitions could not be created. So, I closed out the installation and restarted. However, my laptop hung on a blank screen for a few minutes so i manually powered off the laptop by holding down the power button. After powering back on I immediately was greeted by an unfriendly Status: 0x0000225 error which reads that "boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible." I tried to boot directly from my Windows 7 x64 repair disk and reordering the boot order but to no avail. It simply brings me back to the same error screen. I get the same error when I try to boot from the Linux disk as well. Idk what to do anymore, please help!