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Windows 7: Can't boot to windows Can't Run sfc/ Acer Arcade Ruined it!


16 Sep 2012   #1

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Can't boot to windows Can't Run sfc/ Acer Arcade Ruined it!

For the past week, I've been struggling to get my computer back
up.
Initially, I accidentally hit the Acer arcade button on my PC which booted to Acer Arcade. Since then I have not been able to boot to windows.

I've never had a hard disk problem before. So it didn't seem as the drive was failing.

I have literally tried nearly everything. No joke.

First I had a black screen with blinking cursor.
Fixed that, was able to get to boot options to run from Repair CD.

Of course i've tried running startup repair which I constantly get a new error about no os, or corrupt registry etc.

Had to fix my MBR. Used countless options on command prompt.
Bootsect/ Bootrec, fixmbr, rebuildmbr,etc. Nothing worked.
Could not find any windows installations. Still got errors
Finally had to manually delete and reset the entire boot records with a manual input of GUID values. Insane. Windows installations were still not found though...!!

Windows installation wouldn't show up on repair computer. Don't even know how I fixed that.

Thousands of corrupt files. with RECENV corrupt.
Could not run chkdsk. UGH!!! Finally, got that to work and ran chkdsk for hours fixing problems.

Cannot do repair install on windows. Disk says I need to boot the CD from Windows...but I can't get into windows!

Apparantly I've lost most of my files...How I have no idea. This is unbelievably frustrating since for some reason I don't have any restore points and one recovery point from over a year ago, that is corrupt anyways!

Finally everytime I booted up...winload.exe would always be corrupt or missing. Tried a half million ways to replace it. Finally got it replaced, but each time I start the computer a new file needs to be replaced, kdcom.dll, di.dll etc.

So I tried running sfc/ scannow to fix system files.. Says windows needs to do a repair on reboot. So I reboot, nothing changes.
Tried running sSFC /scannow /offwindir=c:\windows /offbootdir=c:\ in which I get yet another error that says windows could not start the repair service.

Sol check my regback entries...which are completely gone...yea!

Downloaded Microsoft defender tool on another PC, tried running it on bootup, of course to no avail since getting a cannot run CD boot error.

So error after error, this is insane. Why don't i simply reformat....cause each step of this, I though I would finally be the fix, but there is always another error

So do i have to manually replace all system files?? I tried copying the System32 folder from X:, but came up with more missing or corrupt files. Can someone figure out how to get sfc to run???


At any rate I HATE ACER ARCADE!!!!

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16 Sep 2012   #2

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Oh and who knows a good recovery software??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Most tech enthusiasts would never run the preinstalled factory OS with all of it's sponsored crapware and useless utilities which have better version built into Windows 7.

Follow the steps here to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. One step will rescue any files you need first.
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16 Sep 2012   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Most tech enthusiasts would never run the preinstalled factory OS with all of it's sponsored crapware and useless utilities which have better version built into Windows 7.
Thank you for scolding me on my level of tech enthusiasm.

That's not really the point.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Nothing was personally directed at you. This is how the tutorial Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 introduces itself. None of the tens of thousands of other users who have benefited from it have ever absurdly claimed it was insulting them.

How ironic you would come to the top recognized site on the web for Clean Reinstall and then poke a finger in the eye of someone ready to spend his Sunday helping you get a perfect Clean Reinstall.

Have fun in the arcade! Or have you tried deleting it's partition after Cleaning Up Factory Bloatware
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16 Sep 2012   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Nothing was personally directed at you. This is how the tutorial Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 introduces itself. None of the tens of thousands of other users who have benefited from it have ever absurdly claimed it was insulting them.

How ironic you would come to the top recognized site on the web for Clean Reinstall and then poke a finger in the eye of someone ready to spend his Sunday helping you get a perfect Clean Reinstall.

Have fun in the arcade!
I did not ask for a clean reinstall. That's kind of the point.
So it was kind of insulting to me, when I asked for specific help and was told I just screwed up in an install years ago.

And I did not know that was the way the article introduced itself, If it was a copy paste kind of thing....which is far from spending a sunday to help.
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16 Sep 2012   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Or have you tried deleting it's partition
Thank you. That's what more of what I'm looking for.

Sorry that our first posts didn't turn out so well...Let's forget them and move on.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Excuse me, I am the author of the tutorial. I was offering you my help.

You are the one insulting people at the top tech site on the web who specialize in cleaning up the bloatware which is plaguing you.

I did not know you had reinstalled years ago because you did not say that, so how could I insult how you did that? Any ire was aimed at the bloatware which is a constant source of problems with Windows 7.

Anyway I am out of energy to help you or anyone else today. You take the cake for insulting those trying to help you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2012   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Excuse me, I am the author of the tutorial. I was offering you my help.

You are the one insulting people at the top tech site on the web who specialize in cleaning up the bloatware which is plaguing you.

I did not know you had reinstalled years ago because you did not say that, so how could I insult how you did that? Any ire was aimed at the bloatware which is a constant source of problems with Windows 7.

Anyway I am out of energy to help you or anyone else today. You take the cake for insulting those trying to help you.
Wow. Id idn't say I reinstalled. This has nothing to do with anything anyway. Are you actually reading my posts? Your posts have nothing to do with what I am asking.

I know everything there needs to be known about clean installs. That is not what I am asking. Please stop telling me about clean installs and crapware.
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16 Sep 2012   #10
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Then what install were you referring to here?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Selvos View Post
So it was kind of insulting to me, when I asked for specific help and was told I just screwed up in an install years ago.
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