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Windows 7: Deleted Partion D


21 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Deleted Partion D

So I've been having problems, and from my limited experience, it seems like a rootkit virus.

I know the AVG toolbar was downloaded, and I accidentally downloaded something I shouldn't have accidentally.

So I decided to do a system restore. But eventually the later dates were deleted. When I tried to restore to a date before the download it wasn't working.

So today I was so sure I knew where the boot disc was and it turns out I lost it.

So I found out that there is a recovery tool for my computer, I tried to use it to factory restore my computer, but when I tried it told me that it didn't have anything to boot from. I hit enter and it went to the (recovered) windows 7. And I ended up in the same spot I was in before.

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit.

I have an HP p6230y (desktop)

After all of my issues. I thought I saw the problem. The partition had to be corrupt. So I decided to delete the partition. Bad idea.

Now I'm in the worst situation. I can't buy recovery discs and use them because it won't even let me do that now.

So I'm so confused. All I want is my compute restored to factory condition.

Can anyone please please help me???

I have a USB hard drive with plenty of space. just not sure what to do

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21 Aug 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums,

OK, you're in a bit of a pickle - it sounds like you deleted the recovery partition, so you cannot do a factory restore from that. If you are desperate for a factory restore, you will need to contact HP to order some discs (it might cost you).

However, a better option is for you to simply follow the suggestions below which have been recommended and successfully performed here for many users on thousands of situations like yours:

1. Download the correct Windows 7 ISO here
2. Make a bootable USB thumb drive of that ISO using this
3. Install a fresh Windows to your PC from the bootable USB thumb drive
4. Activate this install using the 25 character key on the OEM sticker stuck to the side of your PC.

This tutorial gives you all the detail you need, but post back if you need to check anything:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Make sure you backup any user data/files before doing this. The clean OEM install really is very easy to do, and we will be happy to guide you through this.

Regards,
Golden
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21 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I already have all of my files backed up. I had a virus on my computer back in the day, did a factory reset a few times, and started getting blue screens,

a guy went way deep into it, and took care of it, but I had to pay like $400 bucks to do it.

So I started to download that first file. The Windows Home Premium.

But I'm confused. First off I don't have any windows dvd's to make recovery dvd's and again, with my partition being corrupted anyway, I'm not sure that would work.

I'm also confused as to what to install and when to do what.

And the tutorial isn't as in depth as I probably need. For example, getting a windows image is something I could probably figure out, but wouldn't it get my entire system image? My system is corrupted so I'm trying to avoid all of that.

Any help and walkthroughs through this process would be awesome.
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21 Aug 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zomboromano View Post
pay like $400 bucks to do it.
Yikes! Don't do that!!! We will sort you out for free.........

The first place to start is to download the Windows 7 ISO (which you started), then use that USB tool to "burn" it to a USB drive.

Then, you boot from the USB drive and install Windows as if fresh out the box.

When you install, the first screen you get is the language screen. From that screen you can run a utility called DISKPART that will allow you to clean and completely eradicate any traces of malware/rootkits:

Command Prompt at Startup
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Then you just install as normal.

You will never be able to get your recovery partition back, but we have a very easy technique for making your own using Macrium Reflect once you have installed your Windows from fresh - more about that later. This is the imaging side you refer to, but don't worry about that for now.

Get the ISO downloaded and the bootable USB made up, and then post back here.

Regards,
Golden
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21 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

It will be downloaded in six minutes. So I need to install the USB tool on my desktop? What would I do on the tool to get it moved over? That's about the only part as of now that I'm confused with.

Thanks for helping a noob, I'll be sure to be on the forums after this. You all seem very helpful from all of the posts I've seen.
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21 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

okay. my device is not displayed, my device is "F" and g-j are listed and refreshing doesn't help.

my device is a portable hard drive, so maybe that's why it's not displaying?
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21 Aug 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

No worries mate!

When you fire up the USB tool (Yes, just save it to your desktop) it will look like this:

Name:  Capture.JPG
Views: 11
Size:  30.6 KB

Simply browse to the ISO and click Next (as shown above).

Note : a minimum of 4GB is needed, and the entire USB WILL be be formatted first. Use a separate USB thumb drive/flash drive - do NOT use your backup USB drive!

Regards,
Golden


My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Okay, now here's the problem! Everything I have backed up is backed up to the portable hard drive! Any way around all this?
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21 Aug 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Nope! You need a separate USB drive as it WILL be completely formatted. If you have a blank DVD - you can use that too.

Regards,
Golden
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

only have cd-r's here. I guess I'll be running to get a usb drive tomorrow. I'll be back!
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