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Windows 7: Laptop Won't Boot, can't get past Initial Windows Screen

09 Nov 2011   #11
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Hi,

I suggest you go with what I'm telling you. The Acer e-recovery thing normally sets your computer back to factory settings, but I wouldn't bother, as probably that partition containing it is damaged too... So, do as I said, and you should be good. Make sure to get your data using Ubuntu though, because after the format and re-install, its all gone.

Also, when I said, get you the drivers, we will need to get you the graphics, audio drivers, ect. But we'll do that after we get Windows 7 freshly installed.


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09 Nov 2011   #12
Jim15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
Hi,

I suggest you go with what I'm telling you. The Acer e-recovery thing normally sets your computer back to factory settings, but I wouldn't bother, as probably that partition containing it is damaged too... So, do as I said, and you should be good. Make sure to get your data using Ubuntu though, because after the format and re-install, its all gone.

Also, when I said, get you the drivers, we will need to get you the graphics, audio drivers, ect. But we'll do that after we get Windows 7 freshly installed.
I also read from a google search that I needed to save that point in time myself for it to work, so for me it's not going to work I guess.

Alright then, I'll go hunting for the ISO and get Ubuntu up, will update with what's happened later. Thanks.
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09 Nov 2011   #13
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

What you read on Google is probably wrong. Normally, you can make recovery discs which you can use to re-install. But since you didn't, and the recovery partition is probably corrupt, we'll just do it the normal way... Besides, you'll be free from all that Acer bloat, so your computer will run a bit faster...

If you need help with Ubuntu at all just ask, because you might not know how to get about it...
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09 Nov 2011   #14
Jim15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
What you read on Google is probably wrong. Normally, you can make recovery discs which you can use to re-install. But since you didn't, and the recovery partition is probably corrupt, we'll just do it the normal way... Besides, you'll be free from all that Acer bloat, so your computer will run a bit faster...

If you need help with Ubuntu at all just ask, because you might not know how to get about it...
I could always use a faster computer.

I do have a question already actually... what are Ubuntu's back up capabilities? Is it just going to automatically back everything up? The thing is, I don't own an external hard drive. I do happen to own a large flashdrive though. It can hold up to 16 GB. I guess what I'm asking is, do you think that will be enough?
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09 Nov 2011   #15
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Nonono lol. Ubuntu is a Linux Operating System... But it can boot as a Live CD... So you can access your HDD and copy your data from it. It depends on how much data you have, like you'll want to copy everything that you want you know? Like Documents, Pictures, Videos, ect... If your 16GB can't hold everything, you are going to have to find something bigger that can hold more stuff... Understand?
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09 Nov 2011   #16
Jim15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

D'oh! That was a boneheaded question on my part. I get what you mean now. Still not completely clear about what it's going to be like when I boot up using it, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

Just one last thing. Is it going to be a problem if I back up my stuff on the same flash drive I'm booting Ubuntu from? As you can probably guess by now, I'm short on blank disks...
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09 Nov 2011   #17
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

So you are going to boot Ubuntu from your USB? I guess if you want to thats ok then... Yes, if you are booting Ubuntu from your USB, you can still copy your data to that USB irregardless. Just note you will be short 700mb as Ubuntu takes 700mb...
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09 Nov 2011   #18
Jim15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Okay, thanks again for your help. I'll update as soon as I'm able to burn the windows iso, probably a few hours from now.
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09 Nov 2011   #19
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Make sure you go with Ubuntu and back up your stuff first!!!
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09 Nov 2011   #20
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

don't understand anymore. Can you enter recovery environment or not? No recovery CD? Borrow on
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