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Windows 7: trying to factory restore acer aspire one d255 but....

11 Sep 2011   #71
gregrocker

 

Try a clean reinstall using a Win7 installation DVD for your version with the Product Key on COA sticker to see for sure.


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11 Sep 2011   #72
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

I think the OP is not following anyones suggestions.
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12 Sep 2011   #73
koolsk8ter111

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post
I think the OP is not following anyones suggestions.
I don't have a disc drive, and i have to find a way to pay for a new hardrive, for now i guess i have to use the computer the way it is.
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12 Sep 2011   #74
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have you checked your warranty?
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12 Sep 2011   #75
gregrocker

 

If you have a flash stick you can write the Win7 installation ISO to it following the steps in the Perfect Reinstall link in my signature box below. Then try a clean reinstall following the steps closely.

We'll know by the results if the HD is toast, and you'll have the Win7 installer on flash.
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15 Sep 2011   #76
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolsk8ter111 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post
I think the OP is not following anyones suggestions.
I don't have a disc drive, and i have to find a way to pay for a new hardrive, for now i guess i have to use the computer the way it is.
Koolsk8ter:

All of us are really trying to help you out. I have gone through the posts in this thread, and as one poster said... it seems like you are looking for an exact one answer fix. Many of us have asked you specific questions, but some remain unanswered. HELP US, HELP YOU!

Have you tried gregrockers suggestion to create a Win7 install USB and perform a full reinstall?
Do you have access to another PC?
Do you have access to a Win7 DVD?
I have seen many SMART errors reported by other than a drive manufacturers sw be wrong... WD Diagnostics WILL tell you! Download it and report findings please:
WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS / WD Caviar Black
Have you checked on the warranty? If so, what is the status?

One poster here insists that your drive is bad, it may or may not be. But at this point we cant do much more without answers...

As for software that CAN repair HDD's... see if you can find a copy of Steve Gibson's SpinRite software... TRY IT... it CAN repair some HDD issues! ...but it is expensive!
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13 Aug 2012   #77
akpinark

Wİndows 8 Release Preview x64
 
 

Here is the workaround:

Wait for a while (e.g. half an hour) then just press Alt+F4. You will see normal Windows desktop, then restart the computer.

Worked for me...

What I did then; I've uninstalled Mcafee, stopped some unnecessary services and startup programs from "msconfig", then restarted the computer and installed microsoft security essentials. Try it!
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