Lost Operating System

Help!!!! Lost my Windows 7 Operating System while trying to roll my laptop back, now when pc boots up it gives me a Boot Manager Error I don't have a recovery disk tried booting up using F1-F12 no progress... I don't to have to reinstall a new operating system as there are files I really need on this laptop...Anyone know of anything I can do to recover my files? Running Compaq Presario CQ56 Intel Celeron Processor

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While now you know to backup BEFORE rolling back.

If I was there I'd remove the HDD, slip it into some USB case and on another PC see if the files can be copied out before any other work is performed.

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Windows 7 Operating System lost

I caused myself backing everything up apparently I didn't do a good job.... since you suggested you would remove the HDD would you care to explain how to go about doing that?

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Varies with laptop model but

In short I unplug the drive, plug it into the USB case and then see what I can find on another PC.

Here's the usual case I use since it's tool less and under 15 bucks.

This video shows a compaq and frankly I'll rank it 1 out of 5 screwdrivers for complexity.

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Well since you not getting an

OS not found error it sounds like the Boot Manager is messed up and isn't loading the OS. I would google Boot Manager in windows 7 or Boot Manager error.

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