Can anyone help me solve this horrible problem? I have a laptop (HP) 5 years old. I recently noticed on the bottom right of the screen where it used to say “windows 7”, that it suddenly read :
Windows 7 Professional Test mode
Windows 7 Build 7600
So here’s my idiot of the century mistake explained;
My curiosity led to one thing after another and I found myself at a tech blog trying to understand what may have happened to create this change. I never did find out because I went only so far before reading some instructions on how to remove that message which required downloading a program .. Said to be from Microsoft.. Called “fix it”.
The author listed steps 1-4, the first being to get the download. So, I clicked on the link in the blog, and got the download rolling.. Opened it as it had said to do in step two of the instruction .. And then wow! My computer immediately shut down. Restarting it brought it into a repair mode,(right after a status bar that indicated windows was loading) which ended with a shutdown and new attempt to start up and from there it would only loop back into the repair mode, shutdown, restart, repair mode shut down restart til I was blue in the face. It wouldn’t restore.
I was never at the desktop as it wouldn’t get that far before the repair scan would begin again. Scan couldn’t identify the problem, so I got onto the web via my cell and found some instructions for advanced options at Microsoft to try and stop this looping action.
I followed those instructions which involved making a copy of files and programs , went through all the steps three times then finally gave up. It did appear as though the OS was still there.. Files and programs measured in bytes, but I haven’t been able to get my computer up and running. The only clue I did see at one brief point was “1033 corrupt file”.
Is my laptop salvageable, or is it toast? Anyone know?