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18 Jun 2011   #1

windows 7 home 32 bit
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Alright so I have an acer aspire with windows home 32 bit and made a backup when I first got it and got 3 discs from it. I wanted to reformat it with them tonight and went to do it, first disc worked fine it deleted the partition and started formating. I put the second disc in and it never went past one certain file and stayed at 70%. So I ended up putting the first one back in and restarted thinking to try again but now it just shows a full bar right away saying windows is loading the files(black screen) but never goes past that to the actual formatting part like before. I tried the repair disc thats online but theres nothing to repair. Everything got deleted when I got a little ways the first time. I can access the Bios tho by hitting F2. If anyone could possibly help me with this it would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance.

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18 Jun 2011   #2

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Hello dthrag and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like one or more of the recovery disks you made didn't burn correctly so that effectively makes the entire 3 disk set worthless. But you may have a hidden recovery partition on your hard drive if this was a new computer with factory installed Windows 7. On most Aspire computers you would restart your machine and click Alt + F10 at the same time. This should start the recovery process. You should then be prompted to enter six zeros (type in 000000) as a security step. Finally, you should then see a screen prompting you to select your operating system.

If you don't have a recovery partition I think the only other thing you could try is get a friend's installation disk (it must be the exact same version that is on your machine) and do a clean install. You would activate your machine with the original product key. If you can't find someone with an installation disk you could probably make your own by downloading a Windows 7 ISO file to your desktop and then burning it to a DVD. You could Google My Digital Life Windows 7 ISO for example as they are official distributors of Microsoft products. Again, make sure you get the specific Windows 7 version on your machine.
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