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Re: acer will not open any programs
Your pc should check the system files on boot up and will keep asking until you allow it to do so.
If it doesn't run through a system check and just stays at 0% then there is a serious fault either with the operating system or your hard drive is failing.
You will need to repair windows with your installation disc as if you cannot get into windows you will need to restore your system.
I am assuming when you say you cannot open up programmes, you mean you cannot get to your desktop.
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Firstly, You need to check the boot sequence in the BIOS . Start your laptop then keep on tapping f1 or f2 then check the boot option. Make sure the Boot priority is the HDD. Secondly, Try to get reboot the computer to factory settings; 1 Ensure all Data is backed up, all data will be deleted.2 Please also ensure that all USB storage devices are removed before starting the recovery process 3 Restart machine 4 When your unit switches back on, wait for the ACER screen then hold down alt & tap f10 repeatedly.. 5 Please wait a moment until prompted, -How would you like to restore?- 6 Please select -Restore system to factory default- 7 Enter your defined password or enter six zeros '000000' 8 Click ok 9 Please wait until process completed, this will take 45min - 1hour
ALL personal information on the C: Drive I.E photos, programs, music and documents will be wiped when the above steps are taken. Files located on the D: Drive will be safe from the procedure.
Your hard disk is problem, there is two possible things that make you get that message. First your hard disk is full and there is a problem that windows cannot find specific file, that file maybe damaged or erased or moved to other location. Second your hard disk is about to die :). When and if your successfully finish repairing itself, try to download form the Internet program : " Hard disk sentinel", that program is free of charge. When you finish downloading install it and run. The program will show you in what kind of shape is your drive or drive's if you have more than one. In the filed on top find configuration and than preferences open and click on the " Load at windows startup", uncheck it. When program shows the shape of your hard drive or drives it will also show you estimated time when is predicted it will die. If you have BAD Sectors and program shows you a lot of red fields its time to backup your file and replace that drive.
Go to the run box on start. Type msconfig, ok then system configuration utility comes up. If you have Vista, type it in start search. Once its open, check on start up tab, Identify the start up that links that program and uncheck it, applay then restart.
This error message could be a faulty hard disk or a faulty disk controller.
Reseat the hard disk to see if the problem is fixed.
If not go into the BIOS settings and check if the BIOS can detect the hard disk.
If the hard disk is not detected then remove the hard disk and connect it to an USB hard disk adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port. If the this computer cannot detect it as an external hard drive then the hard drive is faulty. Then the Acer needs a replacement hard disk and Windows installed together with the laptop's device drivers and programs etc.
If you get an error message - non system or disk error and the hard disk is not detected in the BIOS, then you most likely have a faulty hard disk and chances are you have also lost all your data.
If you are desparate to recover your data, there are data recovery companies that can retrieve data from faulty hard disks but it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.
To get you computer operational again, you will need to replace the hard disk and install Windows, all the device drivers and your programs.