Originally Posted by berry120
Just to confirm it's an issue with booting from external media and nothing to do with windows, can you download / burn something like the ultimate boot CD and try and boot from that?
OK here is an update. I dont know if this had anything to do with it but previously i had a dual boot windows and linux (opensuse) and my computer usually boots up to GRUB. I never use linux so i deleted the partition from windows. Once i restarted i was left with the error 22 and couldnt boot to windows because there was no grub. I got my windows xp install dvd to boot up and get to the recovery console to do the fixmbr. Now when I tried to boot from the windows 7 DVD i created it saw it but wouldn't boot gave me an error, and trying from the USB stick still freezes. I just don't get it because the USB and DVD are clones of each other and the USB worked the first time i tried.