Looks like somebody installed a program like 'deep freeze'. That can be used on public computers (like in schools or internet cafes) to reset the computer to it's old state automatically, to undo any change (and harm) done by unsupervised users. Great for that purpose, but not really suitable for home PC's.
Could be solved, most likely, by removing the whole c-partition from Linux, then reinstalling Windows on the free space. That's all free, in principle, if the machine ran an official version of Windows 10.
I have a rather obnoxious problem with my computer and I wanted to ask on this forum for help before going to get the computer repaired.
Firstly, my computer is an Acer notebook. I have an i7 processor, geforce GTX 960m video card and the model is an Aspire V7.
I have a C: drive with 117 GB available in total and a D: drive with 912GB available.
The problem I have is with my C: drive. Whenever my computer shuts down or restarts it reverts back to an old version. This is hard to explain for me in English but I'll try. For example if I make a new file or delete a file on my C: drive, but then my computer restarts, the new file will be gone and the file i deleted will be back. It's like it restored itself at an earlier backup point.
However my D: drive does not reset.
My computer sometimes crashes giving me a smiley and a MEMORY_MANAGEMENT error, so I lose my files when that happens.
Recently I tried to fix the problem by using the windows settings and backup up all my files, then using the refresh setting to reset my computer completely, however when I reboot my computer it just has all the files back and doesn't reset it. I tried using the media tool to make a bootable USB drive for a new windows install but this doesn't work either. giving me a security failure error.
I'm at my wits end.
additional: my charger broke a few months ago and I bought a new one, but it's not completely the same, this might be an issue or not, I just thought I'd add it in here
If there's nothing that seems obvious I'll just go and buy a new computer or see if Acer can fix this, but if I'm missing something obvious or this happened before please help me.
thanks for your time