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Restored my computer now it won't boot

By tinaml
Nov 29, 2011
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  1. i have a acer aspire one and it does not have a cd drive. i click alt and f10 to start a restart it went through fine and it went to the welcome screen and i set everything up. it went it and finished loading everything and said it had to restart. it did then it wouldnt boot up and all i got was a black screen with a _ blinking in the top left corner. it was running fine before i was trying to fix it for a friend that forgot his password. it had been working fine before he forgot his password. he put it on there to keep others out. i dont know what to do and i cant get it to go into the restore again and i cant get to safe mode or anything.

    what do i do. how can i fix this
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Use a USB external CD/DVD drive to reload Windows fresh. Reapply any passwords after the install completes. Set the bios to boot from a USB device
     
  3. tinaml

    tinaml TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i baught a external disk drive and i tried to load my copy of windows xp that i have and all it gives me is a blue screen saying that

    a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
    if this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. if this screen appears again, follow these steps:
    check for viruses on your computer. remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. check your hard drive to make sure its properly configured and terminated. run chkdsk /f to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

    technical information:
    ***stop: 0x0000007B (0xf7a8a524, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

    i cant get into my computer to check these things.
    this happeneds everytime i try to run my disk. is there anything else i can do?
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    How old is this computer?
     
  5. tinaml

    tinaml TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the computer was made oct 2006
     
  6. tinaml

    tinaml TS Rookie Topic Starter

    can i run a disk dump file and start from scrach. i donno if that would help or make it worse
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Is there a bios setting for booting from a USB device?
     
  8. tinaml

    tinaml TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes and i am able to get into it thats they only thing i can get into
     
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Okay this might work as long as the bios boot setting is correct
     
  10. tinaml

    tinaml TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how do i know if the bios system is correct
     
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Plug the USB external CD/DVD into the computer and look in the bios under boot devices and see if you can see it
     
  12. tinaml

    tinaml TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes it shows up i put that as the first thing to boot. i used windd and nothing comes up when i try to run it is there another one that i can use
     
  13. tinaml

    tinaml TS Rookie Topic Starter

    is there anything else that i can do to the computer to fix it. im at a loss right now
     

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