Had to manually restart and it's doing the same thing. Black screen with swirly dots at the bottom. If I go into the Acer recovery module and try a recovery will it reinstall W7 (which came loaded on the laptop) or will it reinstall W10? If the former do you know if I will be able to upgrade to 10 for free again?
EDIT 1: I restarted it again and now it went to a black screen with swirly dots and it says Restoring your previous version of Windows. So hopefully it will finish this at some point.
EDIT 2: it restarted again and went to "scanning and recovering hard drive" with a percentage complete
EDIT 3: finished that. restarted again. went to a red screen with the swirly dots. then was able to log into machine. But it took forever to allow me in.
I think I'll make a new image or clone of this drive and keep it as a backup. My current image is 2 yrs old.
Is there any way to tell what happened. Was it the update? Was it a hard drive issue?
Edited by Dacar92, 27 September 2016 - 02:37 PM.
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