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Posted 24 July 2014 - 11:29 AM
Posted 24 July 2014 - 11:43 AM
You can make a repair disk on another Windows 7 computer that's 32 or 64 bit the same as yours. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Backup and restore -> Create system repair disc. Insert a blank CD-R. Then you can boot from it and try the repair from that. If that doesn't work, you can boot to the Command Prompt from that disc and use the XCOPY command to copy your data. If you need the syntax, just type XCOPY /?. You can also check your hard drive from the Command Prompt by issuing this command: sfc /scannow.
Posted 24 July 2014 - 12:31 PM
See comments by Greg Rocker for how you might proceed, http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/135308-cant-start-windows.html .
Posted 24 July 2014 - 12:46 PM
Posted 24 July 2014 - 12:57 PM
Not really...when I've encountered that "searching for Windows install" message, I deleted the partition and reinstalled. My feelling was there's not a lot that I could do if I could not even get Windows to recognize the Windows installation...other than delete the partition, then run a hard drive diagnostic to see if it's worthwhile to try to use said hard drive.
You can't try a Windows repair install because you can't boot into Windows.
I have nothing further that I could suggest...maybe others here do.
Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:09 PM
Edited by hamluis, 24 July 2014 - 02:09 PM.
Posted 24 July 2014 - 02:18 PM
Computer make and model number please?
Thanks in advance.
Posted 24 July 2014 - 02:35 PM
Desktop computer correct?
Have you tried entering your computer's BIOS setup utility and see if any changes were made to your primary hard drive's parameters?
Posted 24 July 2014 - 02:37 PM
Posted 24 July 2014 - 02:43 PM
I believe your hard drive should be set to AHCI.
Once you are home, can you still access this forum board so I can continue helping you from there?
Posted 24 July 2014 - 02:54 PM
Okay, it is better if you are at your computer system while I help you, so you can follow my steps closely and I do not have to post too much information all at once.
I may not be available when you first post back, you know, real life comes first, but I will reply ASAP and we'll get past this issue one way or another, as I have many tricks up my sleeve that we can try.
In worst case scenario, we will be able to access your hard drive and get what is on it, that will most likely involve booting to a Linux related CD (Such as Ubuntu), so I may have you download a rescue boot disk setup program which will need to be burned to a disk before we can use it.
Is that at all possible if I ask you to do that part?
Posted 24 July 2014 - 03:01 PM
Adding to this topic service manual for Acer Aspire M3970
Posted 24 July 2014 - 04:10 PM
Ok, all set, and ready to rock this joint. What do you need me to do first?
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