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Windows 7: reformat a crash laptop with out system image disk

20 Jan 2013   #1

window Home Premium 64bit
reformat a crash laptop with out system image disk

Hi guys


I have a hp dv 9700 laptop that has crash, I have being experiences a few problems recently and have manage to fix it my self when it crash before with system repair disk that i brought of the internet. The following message keep on coming up when booting A DISK READ ERROR OCCURRED.

I think i might of mess the laptop up buy setting the setting as default throw bios, Can anyway help me i am looking for free software that i can download on a disk or usb and then reformat it or try to repair it via a system repair disk, I am aware there are software that you have buy over the net, but i believe in doing the job yourself free.

I would be grateful to hear and receive any useful advise as i am so stress without my latop

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jan 2013   #2

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Hello sunshine and welcome to Seven Forums.

Your computer may have a hidden recovery partition that was installed at the factory by HP. If it does, and if it hasn't been damaged or corrupted in some way, you should be able to restore the computer to factory specs. If successful the computer will be just like it was the day you brought it home. You could check in your Start Menu > All Programs if you have something called HP Recovery Manager or something similar. Or, you could see if you can access Disk Management and see if you have a Recovery Partition.

How To Access Disk Management in Windows 7

This HP support article gives more information about restoring to factory specs.

HP Pavilion dv9700 Entertainment Notebook PC series*-* HP Notebook PCs - Overview of Recovering the OS or Reinstalling the Operating System - c00006110 - HP Business Support Center

Or you could elect to do a complete clean reinstall following the instructions prepared by one of the Forum experts. It even includes information on how to obtain a fee and legal Windows 7 installation disk.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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20 Jan 2013   #3

window Home Premium 64bit

thank you for your reply, Please remember that the laptop has crash and i cant access computer management or anything else. I have use sysytem repair disk in the pass to access data and have being successful but on this occasion i am not able to assess it. What i thin i need to do is first replace the boot manager some how i know you can do it with a os installation disk, but i do nowt have them i would be grateful if you could help me and provide me with free software that will do this job for me or another way around it
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