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Having completed a factory reset on my Acer aspire i have a solid blue box stuck on Installing e recovery It's running but nothing more!!!!!

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  • nut-1 May 18, 2009

    HI DaNoWhereMan

    it,s an acer aspire 3680

    Did recovery cause various applications were not working correctly

    Previous recovery gave same prob but friend got windows to stop this on start up but he forgot what he did!!

    i,ve tried disabling through defender but no success!!

    Thank You for taking an interest in my problem it is appreciated

    Jen

  • DaNoWhereMan May 11, 2010

    Operating system?
    How long has recovery been running?
    What caused you to recover in the first place?
    RAM and CPU are?


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OK you said Windows, but not if XP or Vista (presuming you don't have a way older version). Since you are saying "recovery" I'm going to presume Vista, since MS stopped shipping install disk after XP.

It's been 4 days, so I presume you are not still stuck in recovery mode, and can boot into Windows?

If so, try the free virus scan, reg fixer, etc from Microsoft at:
for XP: http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm
for Vista: http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm
(I was a beta tester for this, before it went public).

If you can't get into Windows (even safe mode) you will probably need to find someone with the install DVD (if it's Vista). Since it sounds as if there is either a problem with your recovery drive or a corruption of the recovery software/files itself.

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