Help on Dual boot Windows 7/Ubuntu 10.04 Using Windows Bootloader

Definitely not laughing. Crying is more like it!

I ran into this issue last month when upgrading the hard drives in a PC, but in that case *nothing* saw the disk. Not the disk manager, not the Windows setup, or anything else. As you described, the problem was that the disk was disabled in the BIOS - so it sounds like a stupid BIOS more than anything else.

Glad it worked, though...