Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Reinstall Windows 7 without original install discs

16 Oct 2011   #1
mcbudday

Windows 7 64
 
 
Reinstall Windows 7 without original install discs

I bought an HP Pavilion laptop on Craig's list a few months ago for gaming purposes. It's nothing fancy, but what I could afford that would be able to handle world of warcraft. A few weeks ago, I got a very hard crash that made a loud noise and totally threw me off (this is my first PC in many years, usually buy macs). I'm told that it blue screened and after talking to some of my PC buddies it seems I need to reinstall Windows 7 because I'm having major registry errors that keep occurring (friends suggested using CCleaner to fix the registry and I"ve done it a few times and the problems keep returning. I don't have anything on this computer that I need to save (literally only use it for gaming) so I just want to do a clean install, but I"m unsure how to go about this without the original CDs (which I never got when i bought the machine). Is there something I can do? Any suggestions are welcome and I fully appreciate the help
Thanks

PS I saved the error message, pasted below

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C000001D
BCP2: FFFFF80002F8AFF3
BCP3: FFFFF880031A7E90
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\101211-55473-01.dmp
C:\Users\Tanavung\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-66419297-0.sysdata.xml

Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
16 Oct 2011   #2
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The HP laptop should have a recovery partition, there should be a HP tool to "create recovery disks". Once you have done that you can boot from them and restore your system to an as-new state. You will need blank disks for this.

it may be worth running check disk first.

Type cmd into the start menu then right click it and choose run as admin,

then type chkdsk /f into the command prompt it will say it cant, do you want to schedule it for boot time, press y then restart your computer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2011   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If I had a crash that made a loud noise, I'd probably want to run the hard drive manufacturer's utility to make sure the hard drive was in good working order.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

17 Oct 2011   #4
mcbudday

Windows 7 64
 
 

Substyler, I cannot figure out how to make these "recovery disks" that you speak of. Can you explain how I might do that? Thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Oct 2011   #5
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This explains it for you:
HP Recovery CDs | How to Create HP Recovery Disk

Craigslist is private ads is it not? Was the item bought "as new" because often people remove the recovery partition and HP tools to gain hard drive space, if this has been done, you will need to find another source for your installation media.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Reinstall Windows 7 without original install discs




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows Reinstall, wont take SP1 media refresh with original key
Hello. Its that time of year where I would like to reinstall windows and reformat the SSD. I would like to save myself some time by getting a Win7 SP1 media refresh disc, but last time I tried that, it would not take the product key from my original disk. Any ideas? Or do I have a long day ahead of...
General Discussion
reinstall without discs
Iíve bought a PC with Win 7 Pro pre-loaded; so I have the activation code but it came without disks I want to upgrade the hard drive but how do I reinstall the Win 7 without these disks; or even can I? I do have a copy of Win 7 Home Premium which came with my old now ďdeadĒ PC, but Iím...
Backup and Restore
Clean reinstall - original Vista system now on W7 pro - cannot activat
I originally bought a system with Vista. Then I upgraded it to W7 home premium. Then a few years later I did anytime upgrade to W7 pro. I just had to clean reinstall, but realized that my anytime upgrade key for W7 pro won't work to activate. Do I have to go all the way back to Vista (I'd...
Installation & Setup
Cannot Reinstall W7 OPS with recovery discs on new HD HP Laptop
Hello, I have a HP Pavillion dv6t CTO 3200, Intel i3, 320GB, 7200rpm, Hitachi HD that was giving me Smart Error 303,301. Still working but close to end. Bought Exact same Hitatchi HD and cannot seem to install OPS from self made recovery discs. I put new drive in and loaded all 7 discs and seemed...
Backup and Restore
I need to reinstall but I lost my discs
I'm not sure if this is the right area to post this in, if its not hopefully someone can point me in the right direction My laptop is running Windows 7, I'm not entirely sure which version but I've printed off my recovery discs before and reinstalled in the past, my girlfriend and I moved a few...
Installation & Setup
ISO win 7 - ultimate steal- original product key - complete reinstall?
I have a Windows 7 Pro 32bit ISO that I used to reinstall Windows 7 on my cousin's laptop, he bought his key from the Ultimate Steal and downloaded it through Digital River. I also have Windows 7 Pro 32bit on my laptop from a different ISO purchased through the Ultimate Steal and downloaded through...
Windows Updates & Activation


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:45.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App