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Cannot get out of running windows normally

My son accidently after switching on the pc during start-up mode caught the on button and the pc switched off. On re-starting it, it went into safe mode offering to start up "start windows normally" which we did. But it attempts to load and takes you straight back to the safe mode screen - we have also tried "config back to best restore point" same thing happens. I know somewhere on the desktop it shows a window which is called acer system recovery management. No recovery disks came with this pc when we purchased it.

Can you please help us is it possible we have lost everything. I do have a 3 year warranty with acer but not sure if this would be covered.

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You didn't loose you work, windows only got corrupted as what often happens. Start up into safe mode, then run "scan disk" and select fix errors automatically, it might take a while to run. Maybe with a little luck it might find some errors and fix it.
Worst case situation - put the hard drive in another computer that boots in order to back up work, then put it back in your machine and buy a copy of windows xp. Then install drivers from Acer's website. (might have to use a jump drive with another machine to install first network drivers on your machine)
Hope this helps maybe a bit......

Posted on Apr 25, 2008

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You can log on as an administrator to assign a new password to your account. To do this, try Method 1.

Method 1: Switch ON the PC, boot the PC in 'Safe Mode' by continuously tapping F8 button after you switch on until you get the Safe Mode Option.

Let windows boot in Safe Mode and log in to windows.

Click through several self-explanatory screens until your reach the familiar 'Welcome' screen.

Note that this welcome screen is limited to 256 colors and 640x480 resolution because the primary graphics will have been set to the Windows Safe Mode software VGA adapter. You will not be able to change this mode even in Display options, while Windows is running in Safe Mode.

Find the icon for the Administrator user. If the default settings of your system haven't been changed, there should be no password for this account.
Continue on to the User Settings control panel. Here you can change any of the other passwords for user on the machine. Make any changes you want.
Reboot your computer. As long as you don't press any keys (e.g. F8) during the boot-up the computer will startup normally.


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Insert the newly created CD into the locked computer and re-boot it from the CD drive.

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