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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't install.

25 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Windows 7 won't install.

I used the Acer recovery system to restore it to factory conditions with all my files backed up. When it was done installing a error message appears when it says starting services "windows cannot complete the installation to continue installing windows on this computer restart the installation". It restarts after I exit the message and does that every time I turn it on.

I'm using windows 7 home premium 64 bit

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25 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

Hello there. Try this
Reboot the pc,and press F8 while it's starting. Then you'll see a new screen,and enter to Safe Mode. Try to restore your system.(Note: You cannot undo system restore if you perform system restore from Safe mode.)
And after that do a StartUp Repair.
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25 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

It won't start in safe mode.
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25 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Also I never made any system restore points. I have the startup repair on a disc, I tried it once. Should I try it multiple times.
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25 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Actually, using the startup repair disc I got on system restore and there are two points to restore from. But it says I need to enable system protection on drive c, what does that mean I have to do?
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25 Jun 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP


Did you run Acer eRecovery from its partition or the disks? Do you have the disks?

Try running it again:

How to recovery your system from bootup
  1. Locate the Alt key, to the left of the space bar, and F10, on the top row of keys.
  2. Power the system on.
  3. When the system is powered on, tap the Alt and F10 keys together at the same time when the Acer splash screen appears.
    It should state "Please wait a moment..." with the Acer logo in the upper left hand corner.
  4. At the eRecovery Management menu it will ask you how to restore.
  5. Click on the restore option you would like to use.
If the partition won't run correctly after several attempts, try running the Recovery Disks if you made them. You may need to wipe the HD first: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

If you don't have the Recov disks you can use a Windows 7 retail Installer for your version, following these steps to get a perfect reinstall of factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7
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26 Jun 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


As the Acer partitioning tool has been used on the HD, you need do a Clean all & full format.
Than use the Acer Recovery Disks.

Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
Type in command line

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Manual how to use Acer eRecovery Management here:'s%20guide/Acer%20eRecovery%20Management%20English.pdf

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
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