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Windows 7: confused by what type of disc to use

29 Aug 2014   #11
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

@jumanji. Thank you so much!!
To answer all your questions...

Yes I am very happy to have recovered my files the Lucid Puppy way. Your tutorial is excellent! .
I would highly recommend it to anyone this has happened to.
I know it is important to backup. I did have most of my stuff backed up, but not all my latest 'stuff'. I was being lazy and pushing my luck.
I won't be pushing my luck any more!!

Info about my 3 year old Lappy...
I was pretty much computer illiterate. I didn't even know how to turn one on.
My PC was a Birthday gift from my Mom just before she passed away.
She was computer literate and thought it was time I learned how to use one.
So, my PC may not be the best on the market, but it has sentimental value and I want to 'Rescue it'.
Humans are strange this way... anyways...

Yes, my computer came with Windows 7 preinstalled.
No, there were not any discs for drivers that came with the computer.
There weren't any discs at all.
I will check, check, check HP Website before I think about Windows 7 Reinstall. Thank you...I would not have thought of that.
Yes, the label, of Authenticity, on the bottom of my PC, with the Product Key is in good shape and readable. I do not shuffle my PC around much, just sits on my desk. I mainly use it to do art.
No, I did not make a Recovery Disc at the time because I didn't know better.
I do now.
No, I do not have any friends here that would have Kaspersky. I am new in town. My computer was my only friend. Lol.
I will probably just doing a Factory Reset.
I have read gregrocker's tutorial several times over and I am not grasping it all. (although it is an excellent tutorial) It is over my head at this moment. I will have to read it several more times before 'I get it' ...that's just me.
Thanks for listening. Cheers.


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29 Aug 2014   #12
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Quote:
No, there were not any discs for drivers that came with the computer.
There weren't any discs at all.
Most new computers do not come with discs but have a program on them to allow the owner to make a set. Most don't and if the HDD crashes could lose the Factory Restore partition which would leave them to contact the maker/vendor to try to get them.
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29 Aug 2014   #13
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

I have made the Kaspersky disc on a CD-R. All went well.

I found and followed a tutorial on Youtube that is excellent.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikBrs0IKxT0
I followed the instructions precisely.

Now I have a different problem
...
A warning POP UP says>
YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN INCORRECTLY. THE FILE SYSTEM IS GOING TO BE MOUNTED.
THE PROCEDURE MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO IT. TO AVOID FILE CORRUPTION, YOU ARE ADVISED TO SHUT DOWN THE OPERATING SYSTEM CORRECTLY BEFORE USING KASPERSKY DISK.

OPTIONS...
CONTINUE SKIP RESTART COMPUTER
GOOD GRIEF CHARLIE BROWN... now what?
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29 Aug 2014   #14
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

There are some posts on that error message when you google search that message in full, but I don't think it can be of much use.

You may be better off raising this issue as well as the best way to seek and destroy any malware from your unbootable laptop in the System Security sub-forum for the Security experts to deal with it.
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29 Aug 2014   #15
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

OK jamanji.
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30 Aug 2014   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I have posted in your other thread Elijay with some info on the disks you can use I have used both -R and - RW it has never been a problem for me.

I have also given you some alternative rescue disk options.
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30 Aug 2014   #17
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

OK. Thank you for trying to help ICit2lol.
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30 Aug 2014   #18
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Elljay View Post
OK. Thank you for trying to help ICit2lol.
No probs Eli I just got a tad confused - not hard at my age as to what the others had been doing for you .

Still good luck with the endeavours
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