Find another computer running Windows 7 with either 32 or 64 bit to match what you have. Get on it and go to Start -> Control Panel -> Backup and Restore -> Create System Repair Disc. Insert a blank CD-R, and it'll create it. Then boot from that and see if it will help. You can also call HP and get them to ship you the recovery discs for a small fee.
When you've gotten your system back like you want it, I urge you to get yourself an external hard drive and a good 3rd party backup program. You can set it up to do everything automagically at the time and frequency of your choice. 1 TB external hard drives are about $70 these days and a really good FREE backup program is the Easeus Todo Backup Free which you can download from
http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm . That can save you a lot of time and frustration the next time something like this happens. Sooner or later it happens to all computers for one reason or another.
Hello all, Im on a HP pavillion m7 running Windows 7. I havent installed or downloaded anything recently but today upon turning on my laptop it went into startup repair ....it wasnt acomplishing anything. tried all i could from F8 boot menu...each option leads straight back to the startup repair. I do not have a windows 7 disk of any kind. what can I do?? i do have an 8 gig usb drive handy if that helps....im so distraught i wouldnt even mind a clean install at this point..(but dont know how to without the disk) i just want my computer back