This happened when I was booting today after turning it of last night after using it successfully since I bought it.
The AHCI Drivers
Windows won't load, it is stuck on the load screen.
Trying to repair windows using the various F8 options doesn't work because they won't load either.
Even the recovery partion won't load, it's stuck on the Acer E Recovery screen "please wait" and it is stuck for several hours on this.
Now, in BIOS, when I change to IDE mode, it will load the various F8 options like trying to fix windows, but the problem doesn't solve itself.
Also, the recovery partion does load, but it only gives me an option to install everything to factory settings, not just reinstall windows.
However, Windows 7 won't actually boot on IDE mode, so I can't actually get into Windows 7.
Therefore, my AHCI drivers are corrupt while the IDE ones are fine. How do I install fresh AHCI drivers to fix my corrupt ones from a USB stick? I do not have a windows install disk, it is all on the recovery partion/recovery disks.
Windows 7 Home Premium
Acer Aspire Laptop 7745G
8 gb ram
i5 460m @2.53 Ghz
ati radeon 5650