How Do You open C:/ on Win. 7

March 12, 2018 at 14:40:28
Specs: Windows 7
win 7 OS for Probook 4430s No boot found. Tried to System Restore from Cd & USB ,Did not work on Win..Tried a product called Windows Boot Genius. I had luck getting in but, It would not let me Restore anything
"Its Free " NOT !! It was untill I wanted to Restore Windows. What do I Do now??

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March 12, 2018 at 16:19:56
On another computer Download and burn a CD with Seatools from Seagate and try to boot to it. If it boots the run the short hard drive test to see if the hard drive is good.
If it runs but says the drive is bad then you will need to replace the hard drive and reinstall Windows.
If it does not run then you need to test you other hardware, starting with the memory. Download and burn a bootable CD or Flash drive of Memtest86 on another computer and boot to that. Run all tests (I think it is 9 of them) at least once. If there are errors you can try cleaning the contacts on the memory cards with a soft clean pencil eraser, remove the dust, and pop them in and out 5 or 6 times to burnish the contacts in the socket. You can also try one stick at a time to see if it runs well on one or the other stick. If bad then replace the memory sticks as a matched pair for dual channel mode access.
If memory and hard drive are good you can use a Live Linux disk to boot to (not install) and see if you have access to the files. Copy anything you may need immediately or need to back up before proceeding.
You can make Windows 7 Repair Disk on any Windows 7 computer and use that as long as BOTH computers are either 32bit or both 64bit. The Repair Disk allows you to perform a Start Up Repair which may be all you need at this point. It also will let you do a System Restore to your entire system as long as you have Restore Points stored on your hard drive and it is working. The third option on the Repair Disk requires that you made a Disk Image of the drive onto another drive which you can then reimage the hard drive or a new hard drive. You then restore any back ups you have from after the image was made to bring you more up to date. You should have made one of these repair disks when the machine was new but most do not which it is great that you still may have the option to make one.

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March 12, 2018 at 17:29:41
"No boot found"

It would be helpful if you'd post the exact error message, but "No boot found" would seem to indicate the hard drive died.

"Tried a product called Windows Boot Genius"

I hope you didn't pay for it.


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