So a friend of mine recently purchased two Acer 5750Z's and asked me to take all of the bloatware off them and to install some programs such as Office, Skype and whatnot. So I wiped the computers and reinstalled Windows, using the drivers from the Acer site and diong everything I usually do in this situation and both computers were working absolutely perfectly when they left my office(/bedroom haha).
One computer has since been having problems. Since she is not computer literate she couldn't really tell me what the problem was, though I gather it had something to do with the computer starting up; sometimes it wouldn't.
It then escalated to not booting up at all, just BSODing during boot up and looping. The BSOD appears on the screen so briefly you wouldn't know it was there unless you were looking for it.
I could not even boot the computer up in safe mode. I went into the repair function when I inserted the install disc and that didn't work either. And, though I installed Windows 7 Ult, it detected a Windows 7 HE instead which confused me a little.
I then tried to reinstall Windows and left it to install, and it got to the point where you have to enter time and date and then soon after it did the restart and then wouldn't continue the set up.
I think the "The computer didn't shut down last time so which mode do you want to run in" screen came up but I'm not sure because it appeared in wierd characters with only some of the right letters in the right place.
I then went to reinstall Windows again, and when I am asked where to install Windows, no drives are showing.
Could this be a BIOS problem? When I browse for a drive to install Windows 7 in, it shows a "Drive X" with most of a Windows installation on it, but it says there are no drivers for it. How do I install the drivers?
Sorry this is so long, but I've never come across this type of problem before and I felt that any information could be relevant.
Thanks a lot,
Intel Core B940 2.0GHz
Intel HD Graphics
4GB DDR3 RAM