Windows 7 Black Screen & 'This copy is not genuie' after partitioning hard drive

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THIS, AS IM GETTING EXTREMELY DESPERATE NOW. I WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL.
After partially partitioning my hard drive using Active Partition Recovery programme (was stopped half way through partition), I found that all desktop icons and apps had disappeared. The start menu became unresponsive, and I knew I had seriously messed up the system. I immediately restarted the computer and logged in with the normal account only to come to a Black screen with nothing but a white cursor and the message 'This copy of windows is not genuine' in the bottom right of the screen. (It is genuine though, as I forked out my hard earned fuckin* cash to buy it from the local computer shop).
Anyway ive been surfing the web all day for fixes to this problem, and have managed to make small progress, by starting Task manager and creating a 'New task' for 'explorer.exe'. However, this brings up a few Icons and the old desktop but I get the message 'You have been logged on with a temporary profile' and as such - I cannot access any folders and any changes I make will be deleted at next login. I eventually found the option to transfer administrative privellages from 'TrustedInstaller' to 'Andrew' (my account) but I get the error 'Cannot access control editor. The system cannot find the path specified". Ive tried 'chkdsk' command prompt - which took a few hours - to no avail, and when I try to open any applications I get the message 'no such interface supported' .
So Ive obviously corrupted the profile or screwed up the registries when I tried to bloody partition the hard drive, but im not sure what to do now. Im very hesitant to do a complete utility restore because I have so many important work related documents stored on there (as do my parents), family photos, etc. and I know they are still there, as I can see all the folders are still in place (and take up room on the hard drive) but I cannot access any files within them and the system cant seem to locate the file path of certain apps - thus I cannot make backup copies of anything.
For example, iTunes is one of the few applications that comes up on the desktop on this temporary profile, but when I try to open it I get the message 'Apple application support was not found'. Just to add insult to injury however - Paint, calculator and notepad seem to function fine on the temp profile, the only drawback being that they are next to useless applications.
On a sidenote, the 2nd profile that mum uses wont even log in whatsoever, it just logs back out straight away. Also, safe mode is not much different. I can run certain tasks as administrator, but I cannot access any files or control panel. Im not very tech savy so I probably shouldn't of tried that partition shit in the first place (which ironically was to recover files off a damaged external hard drive), but all that means is that I have no clue what to do now.
Should I try inserting the win7 disk that came with it, running a system repair, changing the boot order in BIOS, or deleting the corrupt profile(s) and making a new one - or will that cause all data to be lost? Im still holding onto any hope of recovering the files on the computer, but that hope is dwindling, and I have a major assignment - among other things - that I had written which is in the bowels of this bloody machine (im using a mates computer at the moment).
So basically I don't have a clue in hell what to do next? If any of you have encountered similar problems or can suggest a solution thanks in advance, and A SINCERE THANKS FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ THIS THROUGH. Needless to say, if I do manage to get my data back -- ill sure as hell be making backups of everything.
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  1. Sounds like the partition recovery started to move programs or something to the new partition. Partitioning an active drive can always mess things up.

    At this point, your best bet is to reinstall Windows from your DVD.

    Take your HD out, plug it into your mates PC and see if you can use search and find the files you need.

    Your windows is probably toast though and any google steps or repair is only going to patch a problem.
  2. getochkn said:
    Sounds like the partition recovery started to move programs or something to the new partition. Partitioning an active drive can always mess things up.

    At this point, your best bet is to reinstall Windows from your DVD.

    Take your HD out, plug it into your mates PC and see if you can use search and find the files you need.

    Your windows is probably toast though and any google steps or repair is only going to patch a problem.


    Cheers ,yeah its not looking good aye, and it was actually my parents computer - they don't know all this went down. for fuck sake how could I be so stupid. Is there anything I can go with the program, like undo whats been done or anyting? Will putting in the dvd wipe everything off of the hard drive then?
  3. stinkypinky94 said:
    getochkn said:
    Sounds like the partition recovery started to move programs or something to the new partition. Partitioning an active drive can always mess things up.

    At this point, your best bet is to reinstall Windows from your DVD.

    Take your HD out, plug it into your mates PC and see if you can use search and find the files you need.

    Your windows is probably toast though and any google steps or repair is only going to patch a problem.


    Cheers ,yeah its not looking good aye, and it was actually my parents computer - they don't know all this went down. for fuck sake how could I be so stupid. Is there anything I can go with the program, like undo whats been done or anyting? Will putting in the dvd wipe everything off of the hard drive then?


    When you install 7 it will give you options. Pick the option to install 7 keeping the old files. It will tell you it is going to create a seperate partition, and it will put everything in there and call it 'windows old' . These files can be accessed by going into the hard drive programs and will be listed as windows old. Thats the best I got, google for a you tube demo so you dont cock it up. Hopefully, you wont have lost much. Then you can blame it on a virus and say you managed to get almost everything back. Dont expect a 2000 $ gaming rig for christmas.
  4. chriss000 said:
    stinkypinky94 said:
    getochkn said:
    Sounds like the partition recovery started to move programs or something to the new partition. Partitioning an active drive can always mess things up.

    At this point, your best bet is to reinstall Windows from your DVD.

    Take your HD out, plug it into your mates PC and see if you can use search and find the files you need.

    Your windows is probably toast though and any google steps or repair is only going to patch a problem.


    Cheers ,yeah its not looking good aye, and it was actually my parents computer - they don't know all this went down. for fuck sake how could I be so stupid. Is there anything I can go with the program, like undo whats been done or anyting? Will putting in the dvd wipe everything off of the hard drive then?


    When you install 7 it will give you options. Pick the option to install 7 keeping the old files. It will tell you it is going to create a seperate partition, and it will put everything in there and call it 'windows old' . These files can be accessed by going into the hard drive programs and will be listed as windows old. Thats the best I got, google for a you tube demo so you dont cock it up. Hopefully, you wont have lost much. Then you can blame it on a virus and say you managed to get almost everything back. Dont expect a 2000 $ gaming rig for christmas.


    Alright sweet so I may not loose everything. Yeah ill look on a tutorial, that's the last time I blindly rush in and try to fix something myself. And yeah no shit hahah I expect a smack in the head when they find out.
  5. Even safer would be to acquire another drive kwik, swap the drive out, install windows on the new drive then put the old drive back in as a slave. That would be the safest way . Its a ten minute drive I will be there in two.
  6. Hi,
    Did any of the disk letters change?
    did you try uninstalling update KB971033.

    else try this :http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/my-copy-of-windows-7-isnt-genuine-how-do-i-fix-this.188046/
  7. chriss000 said:
    Even safer would be to acquire another drive kwik, swap the drive out, install windows on the new drive then put the old drive back in as a slave. That would be the safest way . Its a ten minute drive I will be there in two.


    fuck that's getting abit complicated haha, how much you rekon it would cost to get a new drive ? and what exactly meant by 'slave' drive ive heard that used before but not sure what it means?
  8. dextermat said:
    Hi,
    Did any of the disk letters change?
    did you try uninstalling update KB971033.

    else try this :http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/my-copy-of-windows-7-isnt-genuine-how-do-i-fix-this.188046/



    actually yeah man the hard drive changed from 'OS_install F' to OS_install D' (or something I cant rmember the exact letters but it changed), and sorry how do I go about uninstalling that update?
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