Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ass End of Nowhere
Generic W7 one is a little none specific i'm afraid; Is it a full copy of the OS or just a basic back up disk?
As for your Personal Data, i'm afraid unless you have a tech savvy friend who can remove the HDD for your Laptop and jack it in to a PC, you have lost it all.
Take this as a lesson: BACK UP YOUR DATA!
I know i have said that a few times now but i can't really stress it enough. Few people do it and then regret it when their Laptop/PC blows up and they lose everything.
Your going to need a full copy of the OS to re-install, boot into the BIOS screen (usually F2 or Delete, just keep hitting it as soon as you boot up the Laptop) and from there you need to set the start up to 'Boot From Disc'. Restart and hit Enter when it prompts. Select ' Custom Install', then select the largest HDD Partition, Format it if necessay and install on that. From then on it self explanatory.
Its complicated for the Tech inept i'm afraid. If you need more i can do you a step by step with images.