Question about Acer Aspire 5551 Notebook
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
Posted by Anonymous on
I can only tell you what my action would be on a system, you say its been in trouble for a while my thought would be a virus or hard drive fault. During boot up a system scans a file to organise how it will start this is read over and over again, over time it geats larger (with software, settings etc). If a hard drive start to fail this can lead to bad start ups, Windows tries its best to correct but errors creep in until it is unable to start through corruption of data.
A virus can also do this by starting up during boot and create a similar situation XP and Vista were very prone and I have seen several that "created double identities" from virus action until it became so confused after about 6 months or so froze.
Windows is built different but can still suffer to a less degree.
My initial action would be to remove the hard drive and run it up on an external usb set up on another laptop with Win 7 if you can get this to check it or use disk check tools on the web there are a few, plus run a antivirus program. While its running listen in to the drive gently hold it to your ear, if its grumbly or has like a clock tick sound it may well be faulty.
To copy a drive I use EaseUS free which I have found copes to a better degree with sick drives, you refit your drive, copy the program to a CD and boot up your system with it, a new drive is attached via the usb and follow instructions. If the drive is bad it may take hours if it works, on one I did which got red hot I left the cover off blowing cold air onto it.
If you do get it to boot up again run an antivirus with every feature on it has plus I use Malwarebytes free there are others but I have found this is good. After that run (MS) sfc (system file checker) and scan/check disk in full surface test mode, all this could keep it busy for several days. Do these before you use it and turn off any wi-fi links to stop any downloads.
I am sure there are other people who have their own ideas which are also valid but this is what I would do if it did not start.
You have to eliminate virus or drive errors before you can move on or things just get worse.
Hope this helps...........
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Windows failed to start !...
Boot your computer with the recovery CD In the Drive.
You should get the option ** Boot From CD**
highlight click Yes, and overwrite the O/S.
This will re-install windows over your existing version, replacing any corrupt-deleted-missing Files.
mike @ compurepair.
Posted on Feb 24, 2008
It appears that you deleted some systems files.
You have been unsuccessful with System repair, then you need to reinstall Windows plus all your device drivers (eg. video, audio,LAN etc.) and your programs. If you don't have these drivers then go to a working computer and download them from the computer's WEB download/support site.
You will most likely lose your data in the process of reinstalling Windows, if you are desparate to recover your data, then remove the hard drive from the computer and connect it to a USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port, this computer will see it as an external hard drive, you can then copy your data onto a CD or USB memory stick.
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
SOURCE: Unable to boot my acer laptop.
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.
Posted on Jul 18, 2010
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