I just acquired an Asus laptop. It came with windows 7, which I replaced with Mint 15. The problem began after I decided to re-install my own Windows 7 license. The installation froze at the partitioner when I clicked 'Delete' for my linux partition, so I did a hard reboot and here is where I am at:
-When the hard drive is plugged in, the laptop will not will not boot past the first "Asus" screen. I cannot even access the BIOS, it just hangs there and gives no messages.
-If I remove the hard drive, I can boot from a LiveCD or other media fine.
-The laptop will boot with the hard drive from my other laptop in it and recognize the new one in the BIOS.
-If I plug the Asus drive into my other laptop, the computer will boot and the drive recognized in the bios. (I can also hear/feel it spinning.)
-The Asus has an efi option: I have tried enabling and disabling it both (I think I may have accidently changed it once before the win 7 install and I'm not sure what the original setting was).
- The Asus model # is UL80J. The drive is a Seagate 5400.6 (500gb)
I'm really stumped with this. I can't think of any reason for this behavior.
Thanks in advance!