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acer in startup repair loop

by flabscoresbig / June 3, 2013 2:14 PM PDT

My Acer laptop is stuck in a startup repair loop. This has happened once before around a month and a half ago. I took to someone who reinstalled Windows XP. Do I have to do this again? When I try to restore to an earlier point a message appears that the registry is damaged. Does this mean Windows has to be reinstalled? Is this problem likely to keep reoccuring? Thanks

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Windows 7 not XP
by flabscoresbig / June 3, 2013 2:18 PM PDT

Woops! I meant to say Windows 7.

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Most new computers
by glb613 / June 3, 2013 8:53 PM PDT

have a built-in recovery utility. Did you make the recovery DVD set when the computer was new? If so, put disk one in the drive and reboot. Another option, reboot the computer and press the alt + F10 keys repeatedly to bring up the recovery partition. There should be an option to repair Windows. Select it and follow the instructions. As always, save anything you can't afford to lose before proceeding.

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No recovery disc?
by monttroy / June 4, 2013 11:37 AM PDT

I use a recovery disc I bought off of amazon.com for like $20 instructions and support included. (As the install was a geek squad bulk install.) There are a number of them pick which one you think is the best( just search site for WINDOWS RECOVERY)and you will have to wait for disc to arrive by mail. BUT this is the best option w/o taking to a shop and when done you have it if you need it again. What I learned: Next time I buy a computer buy the operating system disc and install it myself and then I will have the original key. I think that some of these places (like best buy) do this to get more money out of us.

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