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iamsolost

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Ok so I got a PC off Craigslist and I'm pretty sure I got screwed. :mad: It had some kind of K12 stuff on it. I didn't know what that was so I Googled it. Found out it's a school program. So I tried to uninstall the stuff and it didn't work. So then I tried to look up how to get the computer back to factory thinking that would help and ah NO! I followed some stupid instuctions I found on Google and now my hard drive is wiped and it won't let me install another OS!!:confused::mad::( I am using my daughters laptop to write this. Ugh! I don't know what to do. I know I shouldn't have been playing around with it but I did.:(:eek: I don't know if theres a hard drive problem or a Bios problem. I don't know what settings the BIOS should have. Like the title says I SCREWED UP!!:eek: I don't know what info you need so if I'm missing something please let me know. THANK YOU (I also have two laptops with problem with anyone is bored:))

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When you say it won't let you install another OS, what exact message did you encounter ?
 

iamsolost

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First it said BOOTMGR missing and it says Non-system disk or disk error. It won't let me do anything
 

iamsolost

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It came with Windows 7 Home premium already installed so I don't have a disc. I've tried installing an old XP disc and it goes al the way thru but right after it says starting windows it goes to a blue screen that says "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer" "check your hard drive to make sure its properly configured and terminated" "technical information: ***stop: 0x0000007B"
 

iamsolost

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It a Hp Compaq 6005 pro sff. And I tired to get to the recovery first and couldn't. I followed some instructions I found on Google that had me go into the BIOS menu and perform some Raid hard drive wipe?? I know! I messed up!
 

iamsolost

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The first thing I tried was press f8 and tred the recovery. I restarted it and that's when it said BOOTMGR missing. So I tired the bios thing and that's when it started the Non-system message
 

iamsolost

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I also downloaded the windows iso image and tried to install that from the use and still nothing. Ugh
 

iamsolost

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Almost forgot, before I started all this I did back up everything on an external hard drive but for some reason the computer says that its bad?
 

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First of all when the person sold the computer they should of made a complete reinstall which would of removed all of their stuff on there.second if your trying to put windows xp in there thats fine but please make sure there is xp drivers for your model of computer otherwise it might be a lesson in futility to find them. i found out the hard way when i tried to put xp in an inspiron 1440. it was no go.there were no xp drivers at all.to put xp in there you need to go into the bios and change it from AHCI to either ATA,SATA,IDE, or compatability.Then put the xp disk in and boot from the cd drive.no you didnt screw up we were all beginners at this at one time and you just learn by doing.if worst comes to worst you can see if theres restore/recovery disks for your model and brand of computer.just contact whoever made the computer like dell,hp,acer, etc and go from there.
 

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The computer and all the accessories were still in the box. So I didn't think anything would be wrong. I'm pretty sure all that stuff was pre-installed. And I am going to have to get a recovery disc. I can't get anything else to work. Hopefully that will. I want to Thank You SUEOHIO for not making me feel like an idiot. I'm just trying to do the best I can. I can't afford to take to an expert.
 

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Somewhere on the computer there should be a Certificate of Authenticity sticker with the 25 character Product Key and the version of Windows that was pre-installed. What Windows does it say?
 

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I also downloaded the windows iso image and tried to install that from the use
Is that the same Windows that was pre-installed? A legit .iso or a pirated (probably torrent) version? Did you create a bootable DVD or USB or try to install it some other way?
 

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Windows 7 Pro and I downloaded it from www.[suspicious site reference deleted by mod].info/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-from-digital-river/ I burned the image to a USB using the Windows downloading tool
 
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