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Windows 7: Having a problem booting Windows 7

21 Jun 2011   #1
demonfox12

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Having a problem booting Windows 7

Ok. So ever since about 9:30 two days ago, my own computer has not been able to start up at all. I took the hard drive out of that computer, attached it to another laptop (via a device called 'BlacX'), and ran scans on it to find out that it was infected with a Boot.Tidserv.

Several scans later (norton, malwarebytes, and even GMER), no Boot.Tidserv was found. However, returning my hard drive to my laptop still does not let me start windows.

Any solutions I have tried finding all lead to having the Windows 7 startup disk, which I don't have.

Is it still possible to fix my hard drive?


*edit* and No matter which Msinfo.exe I run, It gives the information on the current computer, not my hard drive


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21 Jun 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Press the F8 key repeatedly at boot up or use the Startup disk.

Try this:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
System Repair Disc - Create

As you have had a nasty,it may be better to reinstall.
Can you post the make & model of the notebook.

If you have a External HD, you could copy & paste your data.
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
than copy & paste your data into new install.
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21 Jun 2011   #3
demonfox12

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

The notebook is a Dell Inspiron.

What would reinstalling do to my system? and my information?
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21 Jun 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by demonfox12 View Post
The notebook is a Dell Inspiron.

What would reinstalling do to my system? and my information?
Re-installing would wipe your hard drive and leave you with the system as it was the day you bought it.

You would lose any personal data you hadn't backed up first and any software you had installed would need to be re-installed.
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21 Jun 2011   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by demonfox12 View Post
The notebook is a Dell Inspiron.

What would reinstalling do to my system? and my information?
It would be clean of nastys.

How to use Dell Recovery, & how to order Recovery Disks.
Dell - Support
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