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Windows 7: no OS found - limited options to restore

11 Oct 2013   #1
SLeah

Windows 7 ultimate x86 32bit
 
 
no OS found - limited options to restore

firstly, can i apologise in advance for anything dumb i say as my knowledge of computers is basic.

When i start up my laptop it says no os found. Now, i could try describing how i got into this mess but the truth is i dont really know, i think it will be easier at this stage to just say that i have been a complete idiot trying to create a partition and have done something wrong.
I have a system repair disk and a system image disk but the problem is my dvd drive doesn't work(not as result of current problems, just doesn't work).
My question is, if i buy an external drive and connect it to usb, can i use my backup discs from that?

My computer is - packard bell TJ67, windows 7 ultimate x86 32bit
Thanks


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11 Oct 2013   #2
vpwin7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Some computers allow you to boot from a USB but you will have to use software to encode the usb device to be recognized as bootable. Go into your bios and see if USB is one of the options in the boot order; if so, you should be able to boot from USB and yes, load a repair disk.

Another option is to pull your laptops hard drive and plug it into another computer to ensure all your Windows files are still there. You should see any partitions as well. If this appears to be the case you can potentially fix this hard drive using another computer and undo whatever it was you did.
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11 Oct 2013   #3
SLeah

Windows 7 ultimate x86 32bit
 
 

Hi thanks for replying.
In my bios it shows usb hdd, usb fdd, usb key, usb cd/dvd rom.
Does that mean i can just change the order and it will work? This is my only computer so using software or your other suggestion about removing drive is not possible at the moment
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11 Oct 2013   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SLeah View Post
Hi thanks for replying.
In my bios it shows usb hdd, usb fdd, usb key, usb cd/dvd rom.
Does that mean i can just change the order and it will work? This is my only computer so using software or your other suggestion about removing drive is not possible at the moment
Your Recovery DVD should boot from the USB CD/DVD rom option.
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11 Oct 2013   #5
vpwin7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yeah, given those options I would try to boot from your external.
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11 Oct 2013   #6
SLeah

Windows 7 ultimate x86 32bit
 
 

Thanks guys
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11 Oct 2013   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Since you said you messed with making a partition, maybe you should try to look at your hard drive first with a Bootable Partition Wizard CD in an external USB drive.


Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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