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I am having intense issues with startup repair

Alright guys I need your expertise with my computer, so as it stands I cannot get past my computers startup repair. I have an acer aspire 5551-2298 laptop with windows 7. Now startup repair isn't new to me I have been battling with it for a while but unfortunately using my quick methods (last known good configuration, system restore, safe mode) all aren't working. I have my acer recovery discs but I would rather not loose everything on my computer( if it comes down too it I don't mind). If any of you have any idea what to do please just help me out

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Hello. you can go to Programs and Features from the Control Panel and start deleting (uninstalling) all the tool bars and junk programs that are on your computer. That would make a difference but if I were you I would start backing up all the pictures, documents and anything else important to you. Depending on how much data you need to remove from your computer will determine If you want to use discs or an external hard drive. Then you can use your recovery discs and format your hard drive. Good Luck

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Boot your computer with the recovery CD In the Drive.
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SOURCE: Windows cannot repair this computer automatically. Have already tried safe mode and last restore point.

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Hi Mike,

Thank you for contacting Fixya. This is Anil.

I understand that your computer is infected with Malware and now the computer is not booting to normal mode.
I can uderstand how frustrating this could be and I assure I will try be best to resolve this issue.
From the statement I understand that it may happen due to hardware failure, BIOS mismatch or due to static charge. Let us try the basic troubleshooting. Turn Off the Computer, remove all the devices attached to the computer, the power cable and battrey, now holdon the power button for 15 secs (make sure adpater and battery are uplugged) it will drain out all the static charge. Now, restart the computer and keep on tapping F2 (some computers "DEL or Delete" key), you will enter to BIOS setup utility, press F9 (click "Yes", if you are prompted) and then press F10 (Click "Yes", if you are prompted), it will restart the computer to Normal mode. If still it is not booting to normal mode, then we have to perform a full system recovery & it is a distructive process as you will loose all the datas on the computer. To do so, Turn Off the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10" key, i.e Alt+f10, it will open the recovery console, select full factory restore and follow onscreen instruction. NOTE: This will erase all the datas on the computer.

I believe the above resolution should resolve the issue, however, if the issue still persists, please contact us. We will be glad to help you.

Thank you



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