Posted 06 August 2011 - 11:23 AM
I've got a bit of a problem and im kind of stumped as to where I can go from here,
Basically I was using an Acer 6290g laptop, Was streaming a movie from my Pc in the evening. The movie finished and my son decided he was going to switch the laptop off by just pressing the power button, bless him he's only 3 and was trying to help, Anyhow switched the laptop back on the next day and it just goes round in a boot loop, gets to the start up screen offering options to start in safe mode, last known configuration etc etc. It doesnt matter which option you choose it starts to load ie the little windows symbol appears with a status meter then flashes very briefly a BSOD and restarts and returns back to the start up screen.
I've tried repairing the boot files using a copy of Windows Vista Ultimate without any success, also the copy of windows is not found on the hard drive when trying to use the utilitys provived within the original Windows disc.
Now I dont really want to wipe the hard drive and reinstall a clean copy of Windows as there a few things on the laptop that I really would like to retreive which is why Im bowing to the mercy of the people who know a bit more than me.
Any help would be gratefully appreciated.