Hi, I am new to the forum, but not completely new to linux. I seemed to have caused myself all sorts of issues at the moment. Background for my problem: I recently got a new hard drive, put it in my computer and put a fresh install of linux mint on it. Everything is going great, I managed to get almost all of the software I need for college to run. Except....one thing. It will work, but I need the whole license numbers and such and can't get that until Friday. I have my old hard drive, with windows 7 still installed in a mount that allows me to hook it up to my computer via usb (the front got damaged and it will not go directly back into the computer). I seemed to have killed whatever boot loader is used for the windows because when I try to boot from the usb hard drive I get an error saying that grub isn't there. I believe this is from when I installed ubuntu on a flash drive while that old, windows, hard drive was still in my computer and put grub somewhere that turned out to be a poor choice. Basically what I need to know is if there is a way to get my windows, on the external hard drive, to boot so I can go on and use an application I need for class. I don't care how its done and after Friday won't ever need it again. I have searched and searched for a way to do this without the install CD (computer came with it from my college) and have not found anything useful. Any help would be greatly appreciated. BTW I currently have a flash drive available to me to install some type or rescue distro but I do not have any blank CDs.