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Corrupt OS Help!!!!!!I have an acer aspire 3680, that has a corrupt OS I have tried all the options in safe mode but they dont work. I am aware of the fact that I must conduct a repair installation but unfortunately I do not have the windows XP cd. Can this repair installation be done without the cd?? will all my files and previous data be intact after this???

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Did you try the Last Good Known Config ?

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Sounds like you have a corrupted Windows Update. Unfortunately if safe mode is not working, then your only option is to re-install the OS. Usually Acer laptops these days don't come with recovery disks. Instead they have a recovery partition built right in to the hard drive. Check in the manual for the hotkey to press to start the system restore when the system is booting up.

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run a hard drive diagnostic tool seems your drive is froze or corrupt.try opening up safe mode see if itll let you in/

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Have you tried booting into safe mode? If not, hit F8 at startup (before the Windows logo) and see if safe mode works. If you can get into safe mode and not normal mode, you have either a) driver problem or b) Windows corruption

If that is the case, you can remove your drivers from your device manager (video and audio drivers are the biggest culprits) and try booting normally again. If the drivers are the problem, windows will boot and try to load drivers for the devices that you removed.

If you end up removing all devices and Windows still won't boot, you either have spyware or viruses on your system ... or Windows is so corrupted that you will need to reinstall.

Be aware that if you have bugs in your system, a simple "Windows repair" might not work. You can try it, but just be aware. Worst case scenario, boot into safe mode again, back up your files to a flash drive, external drive or another partition, then reinstall Windows "clean", which will wipe the C drive and reload a clean install with no bugs and no problems :)

Good luck - hope it helps!

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Acer aspire 3680 problem (anyone help plese?)

if you haven't delete the recovery partition, you can reload the OS using alt+F10.
during boot (after acer logo), press alt+F10, it will guide you to reload your OS.
if your recovery partition is corrupt, you should call acer call center to get the cd or you can buy cd from microsoft

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Try to reinstall the system and choose restore or repair option from the installation cd - i hope it will repaired by itself if it ask tp format means old os is fully corrupt if you need your data dont format, you may lose your data. remove the hard disk and attach to some system and take all your data the new installation

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try to boot in safe mode, if you can then from there try to remove the latest software or hardware you install.
if you are unable to boot in safe mode, then try to repair or reinstall the os.
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Your PC is looping back to the windows splash screen, you will never get it to bootup like it is supposed to. Your OS is corrupt, you need to reinstall your OS, there is a way to do so provided you have the disks to reinstall the OS. Now if you have data or files you need, when reinstalling you can choose to reinstall the OS keeping all existing data files intact, you must make certain to read closely when you get to this point!

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Yes, i think the system self-fixing will work. But it should be better for you to install a fresh windows after format your file system in to NTFS format.

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You have a corrupt OS, assuming you have XP, you should do a repair installation. Don't worry, none of your files or settings or installed programs will be deleted. You may have to reinstall some old device drivers though. * Insert the XP CD and boot to it * When you see " To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER", go ahead and press ENTER * You will now see an option to repair Windows by pressing "R". Do not select this option - it will only take you to the Recovery Console which is not what we want to do. Instead, choose to continue the installation * When you see the license agreement, press F8 to agree * On the next screen make sure your current XP installation is selected and then press "R" to repair XP * At this point XP will begin to install on top of itself, replacing damaged, missing or altered system files. Follow the instructions on the remaining screens to complete the Repair Install. It will look very much like a normal (new) OS installation. If all goes well your repaired XP installation will remain intact, keeping your personalized settings and installed programs as they originally were.

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