Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: complete hard drive crash on Compaq Presario with Win7

26 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
complete hard drive crash on Compaq Presario with Win7


I recently upgraded to windows 7 from vista home premium. I didn't do a recovery disk for vista and only have a repair disk for win7 64-bit. Is there anyway to put this OS on my computer with only the repair disk? HP is taking to long to get my recovery disks and need my laptop. Someone please help me get my computer up and running.

The reason I can't find an operating system is that I installed a new 320gb hd cause the 160gb factory hd became corrupted and no longer usable. Right now I started to follow the steps for the HARD MASTER RESET which I was given 5 options on the screen and chose command prompt. Got as far as where u choose the drive where the disk is, put dir and can't find the exe file.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)

No Can Do... If you upgraded, what happened to your Win 7 CD?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2010   #3
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition

I agree, where is your Win7 upgrade disc?

A Win7 repair disc has only boot files and repair tools... no install files.

You might try this if you have a valid Win7 CD KEY:
LEGAL Windows 7 Download Links (Just like Vista before!!!)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

26 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7

I believe I put it on my external hard drive and now stuck in the command prompt trying to get in my backup set. It shows 0 files and 3 in the directory but can't get in to try and load. The one I'm trying to get in is backup set 2009-11-15 161205.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP


Did you run the HD diagnostics for your make HD, available from the Support Downloads webpage on the maker's website? This can repair as well as diagnose.

As stated you need a Win7 DVD, should have burned to DVD. If you can't retrieve it from HD, then download from link provided.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 complete hard drive crash on Compaq Presario with Win7

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Crashed Compaq Presario Hard Drive.Data Recovery Possible ???
Title explains it all ;) I left my laptop on the coffee table,went outside to smoke and,when I came back in,the machine was just....."dead" :( :( :( Lots of stuff on there,I'd like to recover.What are my options ? The machine will not even boot :( :(
General Discussion
Compaq presario can only boot from hard disk
Compaq presario with Vista. Trying to do a clean install of windows 7 on comapq presario f500. Problem is the machine will only boot from hard drive. Cd drive works fine just can't boot from it. Windows 7 install disk won't boot. Windows xp install cd won't boot. In bios setup I've move the...
Installation & Setup
compaq presario
sir, can u help me, i can't fint my driver for compaq presario v3760TU previously, i used vista home basic but i convert to window seven.. but i can't find my driver in hp/compaq driver web.. plzz help me.. :cry::cry: -sory for my english so bad..:o:o
second hard drive for my compaq presario sr1630nx
can i put a second hard drive on my compaq presario sr1630nx since im almost out of memory if so where can i another hard drive compatible to my system?
Hardware & Devices
HP Compaq Presario F762AU Driver For Win7
Do you have driver for HP Compaq Presario F762AU? I'm currently having crashing driver. I don't know which device that crash. After clean installation, my audio not detected. Internet can't be connected.

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:06.
Twitter Facebook Google+