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Windows 7: I'm doomed

19 Feb 2012   #21
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

But they also charge the earth if they are able to recover. So make sure what the cost is likely to be in case they are able to recover.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
Might have to send my hard drive to one of those places that can recover data. If they don't get your data then it's free



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19 Feb 2012   #22
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

It does seem that under the circumstances a clean install is your best option.

Clean Install Windows 7

I realise that telling you now doesn't help, but can you now see the importance of backing up your personal data to an external location?

By all means keep stuff on your internal hard drive, but always back it up to an external drive. If it's really crucial to you, use two backup drives and alternate them.
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19 Feb 2012   #23
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
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

What system security you have? avg?mcafee?....?
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19 Feb 2012   #24
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

You could always try Recuva
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19 Feb 2012   #25
bigcitycat

Windows Seven, Ubuntu
 
 

Just a couple things here. You can save your data. Go buy a 20+ gig usb. Download a live dvd like linux. It's free and boot from it. Then choose use without install. Use the file browser to copy and paste onto usb the files you want to save. Do a clean install. Plug in your usb and paste your files from the usb.

Also you can probably backup your new operating system onto the usb. I have an entire disk image on an 18 gig usb. There are a few free backup utilities that will do this. The whole process shouldn't cost more 20 bucks.

Image your system with free Macrium

Homepage | Ubuntu
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19 Feb 2012   #26
AbluMarlin

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

People dont realise sometimes if you got a virus no matter how many times you do a repair the virus is still there, if you have a way of taking you pc to a repair shop tell them your problem and most case they can remove the virus, clean install removes your important files.. now if you have the Antivirus on a USB that will work as well..Good luck
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19 Feb 2012   #27
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
I don't think I can do anything of what you said, because there is no trace of windows at all. I don't even get to the loading screen with the flag
This is why you need to boot an AV scan to see if you can clean it up enough to repair System files, then Startup Repair. Windows 7 fails to boot

You either have a crippled OS which might be repaired, or you deleted the partition with Win7. If the latter, you can boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD to run Partition Recovery Wizard.

If you don't want to bother to fix a crippled OS then try copying out the data using the DVD or Repair CD: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console or use free Paragon rescue disk; recover data.

If your data is not there then try Recuva - Features

Then follow these Clean Reinstall steps
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19 Feb 2012   #28
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You can always use CD's to back up music and photos!!
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20 Feb 2012   #29
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
I don't think I can do anything of what you said, because there is no trace of windows at all. I don't even get to the loading screen with the flag
This is why you need to boot an AV scan to see if you can clean it up enough to repair System files, then Startup Repair. Windows 7 fails to boot

You either have a crippled OS which might be repaired, or you deleted the partition with Win7. If the latter, you can boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD to run Partition Recovery Wizard.

If you don't want to bother to fix a crippled OS then try copying out the data using the DVD or Repair CD: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console or use free Paragon rescue disk; recover data.

If your data is not there then try Recuva - Features

Then follow these Clean Reinstall steps
I don't know if I can do anything you said because
1. I don't have another computer so I can't download anything(I'm on my phone)
2. There no OS on the system so I can't run anything or see anything??

Anyway my brother is coming home tomorrow, so hopefully he can do something
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20 Feb 2012   #30
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

So has your brother put you back in business? What did he do?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
I don't know if I can do anything you said because
1. I don't have another computer so I can't download anything(I'm on my phone)
2. There no OS on the system so I can't run anything or see anything??

Anyway my brother is coming home tomorrow, so hopefully he can do something
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