|That's correct, thanks John!, and sorry for the late reply, Plat. It seems though that might not be able to run from a USB but as Aaflac pointed out, you can try running EasyBCD from your USB drive: http://neosmart.net/blog/2010/welco...|
Another option we can try..Which, might be easier, is using Linux to replace the Windows bootloader (which should allow you to boot from both OSes):
To do this, download the "Linux Mint" Iso file from here to your working computer: http://www.linuxmirrors.com/mirrors...
Then download the LiveUSB creator from this link: http://live.learnfree.eu/download
When you first run the program choose the "Install from ISO image" option, and where it says "Select Linux Distribution" Select "Linux Mint" and version "7".
Under the "Install To" menu choose your USB flash drive then press "Ok".
After the image has been burned. Boot your USB into your non working computer and let it run by itself. It should take you to a login screen where it will automatically log you in as a user named "Mint".
Once at the desktop of Linux Mint, you should see your hard drive icon with an "Install" option. After clicking that, follow the prompts.
When you get to the disk partitioning menu, you should have an option to "Run them side by side choosing between each at startup", make sure that option is ticked, and proceed (if it's not let me know)
It will ask you (or should) to specify the amount of space you want to use for free space. If it does you can use this MB to GB calculator to select the proper amount of space based on how big your drive is. Since you have two OS'es installed already, I recommend using no more than 10GB for the Linux installation: http://www.t1shopper.com/tools/calc...
After that follow the prompts to continue, please let me know if it asks you where to install the "Grub" bootloader, so that I can give you instructions on that step and how to proceed.