Greetings. I hope I'm posting this in the right place.....if not, I hope moderators will move it.
My 3 year old Acer Aspire netbook running Windows 7 had been giving me the blue screen of death this week, twice during the week, several times today and now I've got a Windows boot manager screen that says this:
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"
If you do not have this disc, contact the manufacturer for assistance.
Info: the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
Well, it's a netbook and does not have a disc drive so I have no disc. I was able to run diagnostics and nothing was found but Windows won't load. When I got the blue screens of death, I shut it down, restarted and it worked again. That's not happening this go round
I do regular back-ups but have discovered that I missed a couple of files in my haste to grab everything(the latest files since last backup) last night off this soon to fail PC.
Is all hope lost? These aren't terribly critical files, I did manage to get mostly everything important. I'm going to D.C. in two weeks and one of the files I didn't grab was the one with my notes for the trip. Again, not a huge deal. I think I can recreate most of it but I sure would rather not do that. Also, I remember pressing the F5 key in the past with other failing computers but that doesn't work the way it's supposed to. It brings me to the diagnostics page and I ran that and it didn't find anything but would not load Windows as stated above.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Edited by tobyo, 21 July 2018 - 10:22 PM.