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Windows 7: Uh-Oh!

12 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate

I made a big mistake. I was trying to clean out some files from my hard drive, and I deleted my windows.old folder. (Previous os was vista ultimate). Immediately after deleting, my computer blue-screened, and now I can not get into windows, It just goes to the windows recovery.

Any ideas? When I was deleting the folder a message came up that said deleting a certain file may affect the computer but I said yes anyway, I'm guessing that was it. I was just thinking that I could get away with deleting all my "old" files from windows vista. On a differnt note, before It was deleted I did transfer the windows.old file to an external hard drive, but I still do not know where to go from here.

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12 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

If you have a copy on an external HD hook both up to another pc and move it back.
It probably has your drivers inside it.
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12 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ulti. x64

Have you tried Start Up Repair
Startup Repair
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12 Dec 2009   #4


Try booting with the F8 key to select safe mode with networking, then try a system restore to a date before you made the changes...
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