Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
Do a hard shut down by holding power button in until all power is off.
Now place your Windows 7 DVD in the drive and restart computer, hit any key to boot DVD, select Repair My Computer on second screen, click through to Recovery Tools and run Startup Repair 3 separate times.
All former boot recovery commands are automated in Windows 7 startup repair, but it assumes the last fix given will work unti you come back for more. It already offered Startup Repair twice, which was probably not enough times to get it started.
The exception is if there is repeatedly no installation found to repair. Then attempt to Run startup repair 3 times anyway, but you may need then to run bootrec and bootsect commands normally automated in Windows 7 Startup Repair to jog it to show an installation, which it then should proceed to repair.
I tried running startup repair 3 times but was still unable to boot from the
instalation on my hard drive.
I decided to follow Acer tech support advise-reinstall (custom). During
the process it ran chkdsk and deleted, sorted and restored many files after
which the instalation completed and windows booted.
At one point either at the very end of the instalation I saw two error
messages. One reffered to Internet Explorer, the other to Windows Media
Player. The message said that there was some problem and that these two
programs would not function. Exact wording I don't recall.
How can I revive IE?
I just received an answer from Acer. Their fix is to do another clean install
In their list of instructions they say to
" disconnect all USB devices except the keyboard and mouse. This
includes USB devices such as a printer, scanner, removable storage, or
camera. Note: The computer must be configured to boot to the CD/DVD
Since this machine has no optical drive I 'm using an Asus SDRW-08D1S
-U USB drive to load Windows.
Could this be part of the problem?