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Windows 7: I'm doomed


18 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
I'm doomed

So I got an message from my AV saying that I had an Trojan horse and i should put it in my valt, so I did. About 15min later my computer restarted itself, and before it got to the starting windows bit, it said missing operating system. I tried doing a start up repair, and it said it was repairing some disk and it would take an hour to fix. After about a minute it said there was an error. I don't know what else to do. Im guessing i have no operating system, does this mean all my files are gone?? I have nothing to back up with so I had no back up.

Any help welcome


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18 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Well, if you have kept an image of the C drive then now is the time to restore it.

If you have not then instead of struggling to repair the System just clean reinstall Windows. That is because I hold the view that no repaired system is better performing than a clean install.
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18 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Do you have any usb devices plugged in (like a flash drive) sometimes a system will try to boot from it and you'll get that error or if you have a CD in the drive and your CD/DVD drive is the first drive. Go into the BIOS and make sure your hard drive is in the boot loop.

If you have another computer you can pull the suspect hard drive, install it in an external enclosure and run chkdsk /r on the drive and also scan it for viruses.
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18 Feb 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Mitch,

Sometimes it can take up to 3 attempts at Startup Repair before it "takes". Keep trying it a few more times to see if gets you any further.

Post back here if you need more help.

Regards,
Golden
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18 Feb 2012   #5

win 7 Pro 64 Sp1 win 8.1 pro Xunbuntu
 
 

As already stated, if the repair does not work do a clean install and don't waste hours on struggling to fix a hosed OS.
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18 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You all say to do a fresh install of windows... But what will happen to my data D:
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18 Feb 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Mitch,

I too think you should do a clean install, BUT, you might try to fix the computer if you are interested in saving your data.

Did you do the suggested 3 startup repairs? You can try an sfc scan: SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot (by Bare Foot Kid).
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18 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm trying to do 3 repairs now, and I will do the command prompt later today when I get back from my part time job.

I doubt any will work, because in the windows installer it doesn't show any windows installed at all. It's like the virus uninstall it
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18 Feb 2012   #9

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
You all say to do a fresh install of windows... But what will happen to my data D:
Hi Mitch,

I take it this means you don't have any backups of your data?

Regards,
Golden
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18 Feb 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Nope. I'm not wasting my money on an externial haha, and then mum doesnt want to waste like $50.
I did use to half my hard drive and make backup, but then there was to much data, that doing a backup and having windows left like no space.

Its not that much important data tho, just music and family photos... :\

There is this company that i always hear this add on the radio, that say that can recover data, that other companies cant.... but the thing is are they legit and stuff
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