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Windows 7: Repairing W7 laptop HDD connected to my W7 PC

20 Sep 2016   #1
rocks911

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Repairing W7 laptop HDD connected to my W7 PC

I am trying to help a friend who's laptop wont boot.
Ive tried everything but to no avail. Couldnt rollback to an earlier configuration and using a repair disk didnt help as the laptop saw Windows as working fine. It indicated that there was nothing to repair. My friend (a great home beer brewer, hence the help) had many nasty intrusions and the laptop wouldnt boot. After cleaning the HDD of many maleware and PUP's it still wouldnt boot.

So I have removed his HDD and have it plugged into my W7 machine.

Unfortunately his laptop didnt come with a W7 installation CD, the OS came pre-installed.
Can anybody point out how to troubleshoot his W7 64 bit Premium OS while attached to my PC?


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20 Sep 2016   #2
rocks911

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I ran sfc /scannow /offbootdir=f:\ /offwindir=f:\windows
and it indicated that "windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them"

Im guessing thats pretty much the end of the road, probably the MBR is corrupt?
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20 Sep 2016   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi
You can get installation media easily with this,
https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/techno...-download-tool
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20 Sep 2016   #4
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rocks911 View Post
I am trying to help a friend who's laptop wont boot.
Ive tried everything but to no avail. Couldnt rollback to an earlier configuration and using a repair disk didnt help as the laptop saw Windows as working fine. It indicated that there was nothing to repair. My friend (a great home beer brewer, hence the help) had many nasty intrusions and the laptop wouldnt boot. After cleaning the HDD of many maleware and PUP's it still wouldnt boot.

So I have removed his HDD and have it plugged into my W7 machine.

Unfortunately his laptop didnt come with a W7 installation CD, the OS came pre-installed.
Can anybody point out how to troubleshoot his W7 64 bit Premium OS while attached to my PC?

When you connect his HDD to yours, have you first to scan for virus/malware.
That is to update your protection software first.
If there are some virus, malware, etc; you may get affected too.

Also, ensure no networking connection when you are connected to HDD.
This is to prevent active virus/malware to start.
After all, you are doing checking his HDD, so no need to have internet active.

Finally, do a proper scan on yours before connecting back to internet.
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24 Sep 2016   #5
ICIT2LOL

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

Just my two cents worth if the machine came pre installed it should have a factory restore partition mind you it will lose all your data if used.
See this HP PCs - Performing an HP system recovery (Windows 7) | HP® Customer Support
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