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#24583 28-Jul-2008 14:31
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Hi Guys, need some help before I kick this Laptop into touch. 4 Month old Acer Extensa 5220 running Vista basic. It downloaded some Windows updates over the weekend and now it will not load windows. I have managed to start up in safe mode with networking so atleast I can do a little bit of work. There is no way it will let me restore back to before the weekend. I'm not that tech savvy and my company IT guys is AKL based and I'm CHCH based. Anybody got any ideas. Thanks in advance.

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  #152070 28-Jul-2008 14:40
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By "No way to restore" you mean you can't use System Restore?

While not solving your immediate problem, I suggest people do not install drivers from Windows Update on to laptops - those in general use custom drivers, not the generic ones offered there.






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#152074 28-Jul-2008 14:47
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Sorry.... I can start a system restore but it stops after a very short time with a message about a C drive error. Can't recall what it said. I was getting to frustrated to read it in full.

 
 
 
 


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  #152077 28-Jul-2008 14:50
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You might have more than one restore point. Have you tried using an older one?






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  #152089 28-Jul-2008 15:06
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Yes, several.
 Just tried again. Got the following....
"Windows has detected file system corruption on ACER (c;). You must check the disk for errors before it can be restored".
I then clicked on .... Check this disk for errors.
Ticked..... "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors"
Scan starts , runs for about 10 secs and stops... reverts back to ....Check this disk for errors.
Tried again .... same thing.

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