Windows 10 reset fail

By stevenr1
Aug 16, 2015
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  1. I have an Acer Aspire V3-571 originally with windows 8 on it. I updated to widows 10 recently. I decided to wipe the computer using the built in windows wipe thing. After performing the wipe the computer now fails to boot up. Instead gives me the infamous blue screen with the error message: Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We'll restart for you. "INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE" and a sad face. I can't enter safe mode as well. I also burned a copy of windows 8.1 (from another computer obviously) to try and boot from disk. But message persists. I then burned a copy Dariks Boot And Nuke (DBAN) in an attempt to erase the hard drive and start again but it didn't load up and the blue screen continues. Could someone please help me out with this. (My old laptop is too slow to do anything with and I need the other one back.)
  2. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,233   +201

    Maybe I'm misunderstanding you here. A computer needs an operating system to boot up. You wiped the hard drive removing Windows 10 and are now surprised that it won't boot up.
  3. stevenr1

    stevenr1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No it was like a factory reset thing that left the OS in tact. (Supposedly) :/
  4. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    At this point If you are lucky and the recovery partition is still intact. You will need to do a full factory reinstall. If the recovery partition is not still intact. You will need to either buy a recovery disk from Acer or a Disk for what ever OS you plan on using. Hope this helps you out.
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I take it that you don't have a Windows 10 boot DVD made from a Windows 10 iso file?
  6. stevenr1

    stevenr1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I do not :/
  7. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,233   +201

    I'm thinking that the hard drive may have failed in which case it will have to be replaced. I don't know if you can test it outside Windows though. It's an awkward situation to be in having just upgraded from Windows 8.1.
    Cobalt006 likes this.

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