The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
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Doesn't make any sense why Linux would work and not Windows. It could Windows is trying to install a driver for one of your hardware or hardwares and could be causing the issue due to incompatible drivers.