I don't know much about fixing computers and how to explain this so I'm just going to include everything that I've done about this problem.
I have an Acer Aspire 5315 laptop and wanted to change from Vista Basic 32 bit to Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. I put in the Windows 7 disc and did the whole installing process. But when that was finish and Windows 7 "finalising", it fades out and restarted then a File Not Found pop up saying "cannot find file: C:\D2D\Images\*.WSI when try to determine UI language". I clicked OKAY then it goes to Acer eRecovery Management with the message "how would you like to restore?". I chose "restore system to factory setting" and I couldn't see it fast enough but there was a table/grid saying something about Source: Hard disk partition 2 then another message pops up saying "restore failed - reason 0xa0000001" click okay to restart.
So I restarted and try the other option which is restore system from CD/DVD and was told to insert backup disk 1 or system CD. I don't have any of those, or..where do I find it? I can't use my laptop now so I can't create a backup disk or whatever acer eRecovery wants.
Then when the Acer screen starts during startup, I pressed F2 and go into boot. Played around with the boot priority order to be able to run the Windows 7 disc again and this is the order that boot up the cd for me:
1:Network Boot: MBA v10.0.9 Slot 0500
3:IDE1: MATSHITADVD-RAM UJ870QJ
4:IDE0: Hitachi HTS542580K9SA00
I don't know what the other ones does but I moved the 'network boot' up to 1st. Pressed F10 save and exit. enter to boot cd then installed Windows 7 again. I chose 'custom' for a clean install and was shown three partitions. I don't know what they are until now, but I only have a slight idea. In the "where would you like to install" there are:
Disk 0 Partition 1: PQSERVICE size:9.8 gb free space:2.3 gb
Disk 0 Partition 2: Acer C:\ (something along that line) size:32.5 gb free space:7.3 gb
Disk 0 Partition 3: D:\ size:32.3 gb free space:28.5 gb
The first time I install Windows 7, I chose Partition 3 D drive because it's the only one with enough space left. Then when it gets to the Acer eRecovery thing where it said something about Partition 2 but it disappeared too quickly, I thought maybe I should've choose Partition 2. So on the Windows 7 Install Windows program, I chose Repair your computer and check to see that Windows 7 is in my D drive and Vista is in my C drive. When I went back to reinstall, I formatted Partition 2 (my C drive) to make room for the installation and have backup all my files on disc. But same thing happened, acer eRecovery gets in the way at the end and I can't go anywhere else.
Then I went back to "repair your computer" again in Windows 7 Install thing to see that now Vista is gone and Windows 7 has moved from D drive to C drive.Does that mean that Windows 7 is completely installed on my laptop but acer eRecovery is stopping me from using it?
I also went to "command prompt" and type in fixboot but it was "not recognised"
Do I really need to restore? If Windows 7 is successfully installed why can't I just boot up my computer and use it. Can I get pass this eRecovery thing. Everything is in full screen so my laptop is pretty much useless now. What do I need to do now?
Sorry for writing a tad too much.. =S but that's what i tried so far