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Windows 7: Help!!!

11 May 2012   #1
flavory

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Help!!!

I have an Acer Aspire laptop. It started run slow last week and I tried to fix that by cleaning it up a bit. Diskcleanup, virus scans, emptying recycle bin, however it did not work. The computer would then not boot past the WINDOWS screen, so i would click on REPAIR, but the startup REPAIR would not find anything, the memory diagnostic tool would claim to be okay as well. Until yesterday i received the error


"Windows cannot start due to a hardware or software change

0x00000f


Restarting many multiple times, I couldnt get to the to the F8 menu. I inserted the Windows 7 DVD to repair and finally got the repair menu to system restore. However it would not work either.

I thought maybe a bios update would fix the issue with the unreadable hardware via usb even though no new hardware or software has been changed mind you
It did not help.

THen I tried doing a clean install and would get the error message that there was a file missing!!! with the windows 7 dvd.

I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO!!! PLEASE help


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11 May 2012   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
You may want to save your stuff with Ubuntu and then use the hidden partition to restore to the way it was when you first bought it.
Alt + F10 - To access restoration partition on boot.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...dows-computer/
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11 May 2012   #3
flavory

Windows 7 x64
 
 
New message

I just got a new error message...

SMART Failure predicted on Hard disk 0:

Warning: Immediately back-up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent.


Okay how the hell do i make a backup IF I CAN'T ACCESS ANYTHING?!?!??!!
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11 May 2012   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

See my above post

Back up your stuff, your Hard drive is failing. Dont use the computer for anything else.

Forget about the restoration partition, too late for that.
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11 May 2012   #5
flavory

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Alright thank you very much rich I am going to try this right now
Lets see what happens with UBUNTU
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11 May 2012   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Hope its not too late, Hard Drive is failing fast.

If your stuff is imporant you may want to stop and go to a professional.
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11 May 2012   #7
flavory

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Ill say! in less than a week? by golly Thank you again for your quick response.
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11 May 2012   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You are very welcome. Post with any new problems and if I am not here or do not know the answer someone else will be ready to help.
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11 May 2012   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

For the future, buy yourself an external hard drive and download the free Macrium. At least once a month back up your hard drive and also your stuff. Whatever happens you will be all set. No need to have problems like this, again.
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
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11 May 2012   #10
flavory

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Okay I keep getting an error saying "FAILED TO MOUNT" with UBUNTU.
After clicking "EXAMINE", it says "DISK FAILURE IMMINENT"

It continuously says a job is pending on /dev/sda3

Does this mean I can't backup my data? is there another way?
If so what do I do now?
Do i have to purchase a new windows disc?
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