Help again please!!! I have an acer aspire 3680, that has a corrupt OS I have tried all the options but they dont work (the last known good config, safe mode, starting windows normally etc).
The BSOD (blue screen of death) appeared after trying all these options.
I am aware of the fact that I must conduct a repair installation but unfortunately I do not have the original windows XP cd as my laptop came pe-intalled with windows xp.
I dont know if its XP home or professional that i have and require, does this matter? Can this repair installation be done without the cd?? If so how??? will all my files and previous data be intact after this repair installation process???
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You are going to have to get hold of an XP SP2 CD, find a copy off the net download and burn it to a cd... then at least ya have a CD to work off. There are many Torrent links, www.thepiratebay.com
is a great place to look for stuff.
Below find the link to recover ya installation.
If you are lucky and follow the instructions carefully your programs and setting may remain intact.
If it doesn't work you will have to try some other method of data & settings recovery, and then reinstall XP and replace ya data and settings.
Below is the UBCD it has lots of recovery tools if ya need them..
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There's some problem with the Acer official website, recently we can download everything, but these days, it's unfortunate that no download option is available, but if you still have the Acer Utility Software/CD that came with the Laptop or if the utilities are installed on your computer, you can try running the eRecovery Utility following this instructions (click here) and you can download the eRecovery from here (click here)
If it may be working for you this time, try searching from here (click here) [Acer download page].
try to boot in safe mode, if you can then from there try to remove the latest software or hardware you install. if you are unable to boot in safe mode, then try to repair or reinstall the os. plz post your findings
Your PC is looping back to the windows splash screen, you will never get it to bootup like it is supposed to. Your OS is corrupt, you need to reinstall your OS, there is a way to do so provided you have the disks to reinstall the OS. Now if you have data or files you need, when reinstalling you can choose to reinstall the OS keeping all existing data files intact, you must make certain to read closely when you get to this point!
You have a corrupt OS, assuming you have XP, you should do a repair installation. Don't worry, none of your files or settings or installed programs will be deleted. You may have to reinstall some old device drivers though.
* Insert the XP CD and boot to it
* When you see " To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER", go ahead and press ENTER
* You will now see an option to repair Windows by pressing "R". Do not select this option - it will only take you to the Recovery Console which is not what we want to do. Instead, choose to continue the installation
* When you see the license agreement, press F8 to agree
* On the next screen make sure your current XP installation is selected and then press "R" to repair XP
* At this point XP will begin to install on top of itself, replacing damaged, missing or altered system files. Follow the instructions on the remaining screens to complete the Repair Install. It will look very much like a normal (new) OS installation.
If all goes well your repaired XP installation will remain intact, keeping your personalized settings and installed programs as they originally were.