I'm going to make this as to the point as possible.
Started with a factory HP desktop with windows 7. Decided to have. Decided to up grade. Only things (as far as I know) that's still factory are the DVD player and hard drive. New motherboard is MSI.
The guy who built it called to inform me that upon booting after the build, Windows 7 was no longer recognized. He told me that I would need to pay for a Windows 7 upgrade disk in order to get things up and running. Everything seemed fine at time of pick-up.
I got home and began messing with it, but noticed an issue with downloading Google Chrome. Was receiving an error message that mentioned something about my profile not being able to be opened correctly. My first mistake was trying to fix this issue.
I watched some YouTube videos about this issue, then began following the directions to the best of my less than stellar ability. This is where things get even worse.
I began making changes to things that I'm pretty sure I shouldn't have. The next few hours was a blur. Now for the biggest mistake.
I decided that I'd just try to use the System Image disks (7 of them) that I created when first purchasing the PC a few years ago. I think I killed it.
Upon rebooting, I get the MSI screen, but Windows will not boot. The "system" decided to take a shot at fixing itself, followed by an attempted factory system image. Doesn't appear said system is much smarter than myself.
I then decided that if he simply installed the Windows 7 update disk to solve the problem, so would I. But how am I supposed to do that if Windows won't boot?
As you can tell, I'm far from an expert, but I did attempt Safe Mode, but none of the 4 options would work.
Is there any hope? What can I do?
Thank you in advance.
Edited by TripleDigitRide, 01 September 2013 - 09:30 PM.