Hi! Windows 7 last night was BEGGING me to turn off and update, but I postponed it for awhile because I was doing some work. Luckily, I finished my work and saved it before my computer turned its self off automatically. I thought 'Oh well!' and proceeded to turn it back on. I'm currently using my friends laptop to type this. The exact black screen with white text reads so:
'Windows Boot Manager'
'Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:'
'1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.'
'2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
'3. Click "Repair your computer."
(Note: My computer came pre-installed with Windows 7, so I do not have an instillation disk.)
'If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.'
'Info: Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.'
That's what it says on the first screen when I start it up. At the very bottom, it says:
Pressing enter gives me either the 'Windows Memory Diagnostic', which doesn't do anything to my computer. Or, I can press Windows 7 under 'Choose an operating system to start.'
Pressing Enter, it lets me start the computer with:
'Safe Mode with Networking'
'Safe Mode with Command Prompt'
'Last Known Good Configuration (advanced)'
'Start Windows Normally'
None of these options work. If I try to use any of them, it brings me straight back to the 'Windows Boot Manager' screen.
Please help me, my computer is an 'Acer Aspire 5542G-5281 Laptop'.
Im going to start saving up for a desktop, but that may be QUITE awhile, haha.
If anyone could give me a step by step process, that would be great.
Thanks to anyone who could help, I've only had the computer for a year, and its in considerably good condition. I'm hoping on keeping it longer!
Edited by hamluis, 25 June 2011 - 11:23 AM.
Removed poll format.