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Windows 7: can't get to the system Recovery options screen, need hacker

16 Aug 2012   #1
cmoretti

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can't get to the system Recovery options screen, need hacker

First I ask you not to laugh at the VERY stupid thing I did!

At work we have a computer that uses the Internet to show us security cameras in real time. My boss wanted to keep people from surfing the net on the job. I blocked access, from the start menu, to IE, mail and any other program that allows downloads from the Internet. So far so good.

Then my brain got ahead of me and I said to myself, "any idiot that knows basics of computers can launch these programs from their respective files on the C drive." I tried blocking them at that point and was unable to so I did what I thought would just keep them from crawling through the files......and I blocked access to the C drive. I thought It was specific to that user but it blocked all access to C, even program access.

It boots fine, but does nothing else. F8 is no longer an option and does nothing. The recovery Disk boots it but doesn't get me to the recovery options page. I tried a command prompt to restore and I couldn't access C. I'm thinking that C is where the partition is for the recovery media so finding it on another drive isn't going to happen unless it is hidden. I'm all out of options but would love it if I didn't have to go out and purchase a new copy of windows. Any suggestions would be awesome and welcomed. Serious suggestions only please. I have already called myself everything you are thinking so restating it is redundant.


Oh, and the guys that installed it didn't make a disk image and there isn't a disk provided by the manufacturer.


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16 Aug 2012   #2
cmoretti

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I found somewhere on this forum that F5 works on some computers and It did in my case! Thank you soooooo much.
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