I was having intermittent problems with my laptop for a while and kept running norton and other checks without finding anything. Then one day it shut off and booted back up into scandisk and was finding a bunch of errors and seemed to be removing things. Then when it finally booted into windows xp the profile was gone and it went into the admin profile. Everything under my profile was gone with a few folders left with distorted names. I ordered the recovery disk and then found out about hitting Alt-F10 to run the embedded eRecovery. It will run the tool up to about 90% and then the computer shuts off completely and wont turn on or show the charging light at the front for about five minutes. If I try booting off the cds, there is no dvd player recognized to boot from. Any thoughts. I appreciate it.
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Re: eRecovery won't finish
Hi - mjune - to be able to boot off the cd, your cd/dvd has to be listed as a boot device ahead of your hard drive in your BIOS. As soon as you turn your pc on, it should say on the screen hit alt-F10 for recovery and something like <del> or F2 to enter setup. Hit whatever it says for setup. Once your in, go to the boot section. Your devices should be listed in the order they try to boot from. Make sure your cd/dvd is listed ahead of your hard drive(it may say primary, secondary,etc) If it is not, it will tell you how to move it up in the order. Usually you just highlight the device you want and use the + and - keys on your keypad to move it up or down. Once you have it, save and exit. Usually F10 but it can be done from the tool bar at the top. It will reboot and while it's rebooting put the cd in. If you don't catch it in time don't worry just leave the cd in and reboot. It might say press any key to boot from cd drive. Just press any key. Try this and let me know what happens.
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Assuming that the filesize is more than zero and taking for granted filesystem integrity (i.e. the disk is working fine, doesn't have bad sectors nor different defects and scandisk runs without finding any error), try opening them using a different program. If it works, reinstall the program that is giving you troubles. If you still experience the issue, you may have troubles with file permissions, especially if those files were kept from a previous operating system installation. Try this:
- Win+R, then type "cmd" (without quotes) and press OK
- type "cacls [path-to-the-files]\*.* /T /E /C /G Everyone:F" (again, without quotes), where [path-to-the-files] is your absolute path to the files that have this problem, something like C:\Users\Username\Pictures, then press enter
Once it has finished, try reopening those pictures and see if the problem is solved.
Hi, go to Start - Run and type "msconfig" (without the quotes) and under Startup find the eRecovery and uncheck it. Then restart and when it finishes restarting you will get a message regarding the Configuration Utility - click on Do not show this message again and done! I hope this helps. Please remember to rate my answer. Thank you :D
Try booting into safemode(tap the F8 key during bootup) till you get to a black screen,you should see the option "Restore to factory settings"...highlite that and press ENTER,that will put your computer back to the way you had it when you first got it.Please let me know how you make out..good luck :)
If you fully formatted the hard drive then most probably you have cleaned the PQservice division which might had recovery data; you can check this with the help of Computer Management console in Windows. It is in Windowssystem32compmgmt.msc. Also check the Disk Management
and see what partitions you still have. Acer eRecovery Management won’t
work if there is no default partition i.e. There should be E or D
partition in order to run it.
Try www.download.com Here you might find your required software or else you have to ask the supplier to fix this problem for you. Hope this helps!
Try going into the start menu, click run, and type in "msconfig" - without quotes. When that comes up, on the right hand side of the screen should be a tab labeled "Startup". Select that, and scroll through the list to see if the eRecovery is an option - you may be able to deselect it. Also check under the "Services" tab - it may be located there(If you check the box under the services list labeled "Hide Microsoft", it makes it much easier and safer to find/edit active startup services)
Norton's sounds like it's causing you problems. For a quick fix, I might suggest that if you have the systems mechanics 6 disk, that you uninstall it first, and then reinstall it. This will fix your registry and Norton's will then understand that it's a new program and not to block it. If that doesn't work, then I'd uninstall both Norton's and System Mechanics, and first reboot, then install Norton's first, then System Mechanics, which should in order solve your problem.
GUYS, omg this is so damn unbelievable. I've searched EVERYWHERE on the internet until some genius told me that the reason why I couldn't get internet even though I connected to the router was because of the stupid Norton Internet Security Firewall that was still in use after uninstalling. After I downloaded Norton Removal Tool, EVERYTHING was back to normal. I'm NEVER going to use Norton again, I don't care how much they have improved I was using 2008 and it caused me so much trouble. I recommend everyone out there to not use Norton as well. People out there are saying that Norton is a virus itself in that it is VERY hard to uninstall.
"I never shut it off "
Hope u r hibernating the laptop..
It seems that ur lap is junked with a lot of registery files and starup files.. so it takes a lot of memory to perform its operations and subsequently it hangs up.. and i hope u have installed norton anti viurs. this antivirus needs a lot of resources. better u install Mcafee.
The best thing u can do is to install a fresh copy of windows. this will solve ur problem.. and remember keep the startup items to the min level.