My power cord died for my Acer Aspire laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I purchased a new one. This worked fine for a day or two. Then during a Skype call the computer crashed. After that when booting one of 4 things would occur.
1. Sometimes it would do a CHKDSK
2. Others some different troubleshooting I do not remember the name of.
3. Just hang.
4. Boot and allow me to login only to require as much as 3 hours for every click to take effect.
I performed the following steps to try to troubleshoot the problem.
Step 1: Start the System Configuration Utility
, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
Step 2: Configure Selective Startup options
In the System Configuration Utility dialog box, click Selective Startup on the General tab.
Click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
Note The Use Original Boot.ini check box is unavailable.
Click the Services tab.
Click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box.
Click Disable All, and then click OK.
I then rebooted. After this the computer hangs on the welcome screen with the blue circle swirling around. I am on a library computer and will try booting in safe mode when I get home. I would have tried that before but ran out of time. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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