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So i already had windows 7 for many years and i wanted to download kali linux for my pc... i didnt want the operating system to be working on a virtual machine. So i burnt them into a cd.So i putted the cd into the driver and i started installing them, i didnt pay much attention to the screen but at the end of the installation it showed something about an error from the grub loader(or something like that) i quickly turned off my pc.when i opened again my pc all i could see was a black screen with a blank in the left corner... i tried diagnostics and it showed that there is no bootable operating system. I just want to restore windows
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>  I just want to restore Windows.

 

What model-number of HP computer do you have?

How old is the disk-drive?

 

Do you have the original Windows 7 DVD?  If so, boot from it, and install Windows.

Then, run Windows Update.

 

If you do not have that DVD, see www.ComputerSurgeons.com  and/or  www.BootDisks.com

Do a search on your model-number, to see if you can purchase a copy of the original DVD.

 

Or, if you have a friend with a "retail" copy of Windows 7, and you can read the 25-character product-key on the Microsoft decal on your computer, you can boot from that media, and use your product-key. 

Then, run Windows Update.

Finally, access http://support.hp.com and search on your model-number for the latest device-drivers.

Download & install those files.

 

 

 

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I don't have the windows cd.I would by one but first i wanted to make sure that it is a windows booting problem and not something else.

I have a compaq 500B mt

And i think my hard drive is 10 years old.

 

Thank you very much!

  

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>  i think my hard drive is 10 years old.

 

You could either spend about $100 US to replace the disk-drive,

or spend about $200 on www.bestbuy.com -- search for "refurbished desktop computer" to find decent computers, running Windows 10, that will last for 4 or 5 years -- amortize to $20 to $25 per year.

 

 

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