Vista Home Basic
Acer Aspire 5516 Laptop
Will not boot OS.
After taking almost 5 minutes of black screen and then black screen and mouse pointer, I get a gray sceen and then "System Recovery Options"
After choosing English and US keyboard
"Select an operating system to repair and click next."
No OS shows up...
Options "load drivers" or "next"
Not sure where to try and load what drivers from.
Next just takes me to "System Recovery Options"
Startup Repair - ran for hours and never did anything
System Restore - "To perform an offline System Restore, you must specify which Windows installation you would like to restore."
Windows Complete PC Restore - have not tried this one.
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool - "Restart now and check for problems" or "Check for problems next time I start my computer" Does not do anything.
Command prompt - "X:/windows/system32>CHEKDSK" lots of text followed by "Windows has checked the file system and found no problems."
Recovery Management powered by Acer - Have not clicked.
I have been trying to use option #2 from this threadhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1823237
but I don't seem to understand how to get it to boot from disk.
I am not sure but I think a big part of my not being able to move forward with a fix it because I do not have any OS listed here
Any help/ideas would be appreciated.
I am trying to keep OR recover my personal files at the very least.
I can provide pictures of the screens if need be.
Thanks in advance for your time.