A friend of mine borrowed my HP ProBook 4430s that was running Windows 7 Home Premium. He thought he messed up my laptop and, instead of doing a system restore, he somehow made the HP partition active and it removed everything. The Windows 7 is no longer on my laptop. I have a Windows 7 Home Premium ISO file but with the state my laptop is in I can't try it. Can I connect my laptop to my desktop to troubleshoot and try to repair it? I can't afford a repair disk or to have it serviced at a computer repair shop. Can one or all of the experts on here PLEASE HELP ME??!! My dad got me this laptop a few months before he passed away. So it is very emotionally important to me.
Connecting your laptop to your desktop will not help. You can connect your laptop drive and recover your data. Burn window 7 iso to disk and boot from that on your laptop and install Win 7. You can't get to factory restore by hitting F11?