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Windows 7: "Preparing your desktop..." on boot everytime after successful chkdsk

18 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
"Preparing your desktop..." on boot everytime after successful chkdsk

Hello everyone,

Problem: Win 7 64bit - "Preparing your desktop..." on boot everytime after successful chkdsk.

My laptop is Acer V3-571G (Amazon.com: Acer Aspire V3-571G-6407 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black): Computers & Accessories). HDD, no SSDs. No HW malfunctions or anything since bought ~1 year ago.

Can't access any .msc ("dependency or service started to fail...") (so I can't create/access an admin account or use system restore) or .exe files , the sound is gone (I didn't install any outdated sound drivers).

At first, "preparing your desktop" caused all my start button contents gone. Then I logged off, logged back in - they were there, only "recent files" missing. Rebooting 2nd time resulted in "prep..." but start button contents intact. Some progress lol?

I also cannot download any files from the internet. This later throws some "tdDB ..." error.

Frequent "system_path... refers to a location that is unavailable. It maybe somewhere on your HDD... blahblah.".

Tried 5 subsequent reboots. None of them corrected the desktop. Made it even worse (black + Windows classic default style), so I had to log off/on again.

I don't have a Windows 7 64bit repair CD close by and can't access system restore. What are the options then?
Any reliable solutions/software for a rebootable CD?

P.S. I looked in the inet how to launch cmd in admin mode and such. But even run as admin doesn't work.

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18 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

ADDITIONAL NOTE: chkdsk has replaced 5-6 bad sectors on laptop's HDD. Maybe there was files in those sectors related to the "thorn apart" user profile on Windows 7? (It's not corrupted I think, as it does not tell me I was logged onto a temp. profile (before welcome screen).)

Please help!! This is extremely annoying.
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18 Sep 2013   #3

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 


Hello and welcome Peria mate assuming you have all the data you need to keep - one option would be to factory default themachine

How to reset an acer laptop (windows 7) - YouTube this little fellow is a bit slow but an option another would be this
I need to restore my acer aspire one to the factory settings but Windows won't start.? - Yahoo! Answers the ALT + F10 key is the way to get it going.


or better because it gets rid of the bloatware that Acer load on >>
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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19 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hey Icit2lol,

I don't want to delete everything on all partitions. I'm looking into a solution that will affect only my C: where current Windows installation is on.

Repair from bootable USB doesn't work. It detects no OS installations on my HDD (500GB - 4 partitions, Windows 7 on C:/). I've tried all the boot/ stuff and fix/. This is time consuming. I guess the fastest way was to simply format C: partition and reinstall W764bit.

What do you think, people?

I don't know about that Acer eRecovery. How is it better than a Win reinstall?
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19 Sep 2013   #5

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Peria View Post
Hey Icit2lol,

I don't want to delete everything on all partitions. I'm looking into a solution that will affect only my C: where current Windows installation is on.

Repair from bootable USB doesn't work. It detects no OS installations on my HDD (500GB - 4 partitions, Windows 7 on C:/). I've tried all the boot/ stuff and fix/. This is time consuming. I guess the fastest way was to simply format C: partition and reinstall W764bit.

What do you think, people?

I don't know about that Acer eRecovery. How is it better than a Win reinstall?
Well in a nutshell Peria the Acer stuff isn't I just gave it as an option if you had no back up media The other ref is the best and I would disconnect all other drives / devices while you are doing this mate. Now the problem is how are you going to wipe / clean all and format that drive?
For that you are going to need access to another machine wit an OS working and use either of these options
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Use wipe drive with the Partition Wizard but you will need a USB to SATA adaptor for that. see pics


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19 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

ICit2lol: Thanks for your help.

Can't I just reinstall Win 7 booting from a USB, deleting C: partition, formatting it and then assigning as C: from unallocated space and select for Windows 7 64bit installation?

The approach you've suggest seems overcomplicated to me and may require unneeded investments.

What do you think?
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20 Sep 2013   #7

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Ok mate it is only because I would do it that way and only if you had access to another machine. I am perhaps a little pedantic in my methods - I just like to have a completely clean drive to start with

Yes you can do it from a stick or DVD whichever you prefer

So all you need do is get the ISO stick / disk made set the BIOS to boot from whatever you have and use it to boot from to do that tutorial

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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