Would be nice to know if your partner has a 32bit version of Win 7 installed or a 64 bit version.
Since you have her Win 7 DVD, however, we can proceed.
- Boot from the win 7 DVD
- At the very first dialog, use the SHIFT+F10 key combo which will put you at a x:> command prompt.
- you can now remove the DVD
- try DIR C:
- if not the "windows" drive,then keep going until you get the correct letter
I'm going to use C: in the following example.
- CD /D C:
- SFC /SCANNOW /OFFBOOTDIR=C:\ /OFFWINDIR=C:\WINDOWS
RUN THAT ABOVE COMMAND LINE 3 TIMES!
let me know what message you get after the third time.
You can go ahead and reboot the system or shutdown as you desire.