Alright so the full story is that my cousin downloaded the windows 10 preview on his laptop. Due to it being the preview, he was having issues with his network drivers. He attempted to downgrade back to windows 7, but was unsuccessful. He attempted to downgrade using a USB since he owns an ultra book and therefore no disc drive is present. He got the bright idea to just format the partition, but he ended up trying to format in FAT32 rather than NTFS. When i pointed out the difference, he interrupted the process and shut the computer off. At this point i stepped in to try and help him. I had to remove the hdd from the laptop and use another computer in order to use access the drive ( since the computer had no OS anymore ) and format it back to NTFS. After formatting the drive back and making it active, we attempted to use the usb stick to install the OS, but no BOOT MNGR was present. I went back to plugging the laptop hdd back to the other computer and putting the windows installation files directly on the hdd. Now with a boot mngr present i was able to access the windows 7 installation screen. At which point i attempted to install windows on the hdd. I keep getting the message "Windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computers hardware". I was able to install windows on the Recovery ssd which has 30gb's of space, once i did that, i could view the primary hdd through my computer and disk management. If i go and remove the windows 7 installation files from the primary hdd i am unable to boot onto windows even though i have it installed on the recovery ssd. My question to you all is , what do i do in order to get windows 7 back to the primary hdd and get this system back to proper working order.
The computer model is 4-1043cl
please help me out. I would also take this time to introduce myself , that way i can kill two birds with one post.
My name is Ethan McCoy
I am a gamer, console not pc lol
and would like to say hello to everyone