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Lickdafoot
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4/19/2012 4:40:36 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I have an Hp with windows 7. This morning when I turned on my laptop, it went to the "starting windows" screen and then just turned black. After a few minutes it started over and did the same thing.

Now, I would normally think this was a virus, but last night I was moving around some of my documents, and I accidentally pasted some into my program files folder. I forgot to remove them.

Would that cause my computer not to start? Is there a way I can delete them in the setup mode? Or do I have to take the computer to a tech?
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4/19/2012 5:11:42 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/19/2012 4:40:36 PM, Lickdafoot wrote:
I have an Hp with windows 7. This morning when I turned on my laptop, it went to the "starting windows" screen and then just turned black. After a few minutes it started over and did the same thing.

Now, I would normally think this was a virus, but last night I was moving around some of my documents, and I accidentally pasted some into my program files folder. I forgot to remove them.

Would that cause my computer not to start? Is there a way I can delete them in the setup mode? Or do I have to take the computer to a tech?

I have an HP too. Boot into your system recovery disc. Select the option "Microsoft System Restore". Restore your computer to a date where it worked. Tell me if this works. If it does not, I have many more methods.
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4/19/2012 5:12:26 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
And no, do not take it to a repair guy. They are just a waste of money when you can fix it yourself.
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4/19/2012 5:17:40 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/19/2012 5:16:08 PM, Lickdafoot wrote:
Thank you!!! Now, to look around for that disc... O.o

Did you create one when you first bought your laptop? You were supposed to.
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4/19/2012 5:20:42 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Do you have all drivers up to date? Do you have a reputable anti-virus program?
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Lickdafoot
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4/19/2012 5:39:44 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/19/2012 5:17:40 PM, 1dustpelt wrote:
At 4/19/2012 5:16:08 PM, Lickdafoot wrote:
Thank you!!! Now, to look around for that disc... O.o

Did you create one when you first bought your laptop? You were supposed to.

Uhhh... no.
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Lickdafoot
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4/19/2012 5:41:22 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/19/2012 5:20:42 PM, 1dustpelt wrote:
Do you have all drivers up to date? Do you have a reputable anti-virus program?

I don't know. O.o

I have norton.

I'm not very proficient with computers.

What can i do if i don't have a disc?

Do i have to reinstall windows? Or can i delete those files in safe mode?

Thanks for your help.
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4/19/2012 5:49:31 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/19/2012 5:41:22 PM, Lickdafoot wrote:
At 4/19/2012 5:20:42 PM, 1dustpelt wrote:
Do you have all drivers up to date? Do you have a reputable anti-virus program?

I don't know. O.o

I have norton.

I'm not very proficient with computers.

What can i do if i don't have a disc?

Do i have to reinstall windows? Or can i delete those files in safe mode?

Thanks for your help.

Can you access safe mode? If so, boot into safe mode. Then tell me when your ready.
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4/19/2012 6:33:21 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Lickdafoot; you need to boot into safe mode and do a system restore.

To get to safe mode: While the computer is booting up, press F8 (if you get to the "Windows loading" screen, you've gone too far so reset and try again. If you press it at the right time, you'll get a black and white screen with a bunch of safe mode options. Pick safe mode with networking.

To do a system restore:
Start > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore
Restore back to the most recent point.

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4/19/2012 6:35:03 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Copying files to the Program Files folder shouldn't stop Windows from booting.
Once you've got the computer working download Malware Bytes Anti-Malware, update the virus definitions and do a full scan.
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4/19/2012 8:00:12 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Do as TV says. Also, once you restore your computer, create a HP Recovery CD's IMEDIATELY! Start, then search "Recovery Manager".
Use layered security!

Layer 1: Firewall (Make sure Windows Firewall is on)
Layer 2: Anti-Virus (Avast, MSE, AVG are good, I use MSE.)
Layer 3: Anti-malware (Malwarebytes, IObit Malware Fighter are both good.)

Make sure you only have one of each type of program!
Also, since you are using Windows 7, go to your system tray, look for an icon that looks like a white flag on a pole. Click it. If there are any issues, follow the instructions.
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4/19/2012 8:18:17 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Check out my tutorials on computer maintenence.
Security- http://www.debate.org...
Speed- http://www.debate.org...

Enjoy your better computer! :D
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"Promoting female superiority is the only way to establish equality." ~ RoyalPaladin
"Jury trials should be banned. They're nothing more than opportunities for racists to destroy lives." ~ RoyalPaladin after the Zimmerman Trial.
Lickdafoot
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4/22/2012 5:18:07 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Thanks for the help!

I got it running. Luckily there was an option for me to restore my computer to the last time it was working properly.

I will look in to those things you mentioned :)
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