Like a lot of people, I upgraded to Mountain Lion 10.8.2 (or .1 for somepeople) and had my Windows 7 Boot-camp-made partition corrupted, scrambled, messed up... i don't know the technical term. I read somewhere that after upgrading, if you looked in Disk Utility at your Windows partition, that if it was unmounted, mounting it would fix it. I didn't know this then so I re-installed Windows 7.
After about 5-6 re-installs, using a handful of different guides ranging from the official to the Apple Employee recommendations on these forums, I would get an error message after finalizing the installation.
This happened every install. I tried googling it and could not find much information about it. Regardless if I click 'Try Again' or 'Continue', it continues on with the installation (briefly). 'Cancel' will cancel the installation, obviously. Once I click either one of the above mentioned, the installation window goes away and a "Starting..." message comes up. Followed up a "Windows is updating system files" message or something to that effect. Very, very, very, very quickly and error message pops up and goes away as quick as it came up. "Shutting Down..." shows up and the computer reboots.
More research on this message has turned up nothing.
If I attempt to boot from the Windows partition, it will instead want to boot from the DVD, "Press any key to blah blah..." If I don't hit a key, it freezes after 5 periods. No HD spinning, no optical drive, it freezes. If I remove the DVD, and boot from the Windows partition, I get a blinking _ in the top left corner.
Any suggestions? Anyone else having this issue?