If a recovery disc came with the computer or if I made one, I do not have it. However, my darling son handed me his
Vista recovery disc.
So, I put it in and restarted the machine. Instead of the screen saying "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD", it just opened as usual, albeit very slowly. However, the blasted machine does 'see' that there is a disc inserted and it even allows me to open it and look at the files. Those are: boot, efi, sources, support, upgrade, aurorun, bootmgr, bootmgr.efi, and setup. Is there somethihg there
I can use?
OH! I got it! I hit F12 to get it to boot from the DVD!!! ...
When I get to the System Recovery Options, there are no Operating Systems listed. When I click on Load Drivers ... I get a pop-up saying to OK to select the driver.insert the installation media for the device and click OK to select the driver. So, I removed and re-inserted the DVD and clicked on OK. That
got me another pop-up .... Look in: sources. Files of type: Setup Information. My choices are:
I've tried 'opening' a ton of folders and sub-folders; they ALL end up "No items match your search." Aargh!
So, back to the blank pop-up and click on next anyway.
NOW, I get a different
System Recovery Options pop-up. ...and click on System Restore ... though where it's intending to restore from is anyone's guess.
I get a pop-up entitled System Restore, and it says
"To perform an offline System Restore, you must specify which Windowns installation you would like to restore.
For example, if the installation located in "C:\Windows" should be restored, enter the following command:
Just where am I supposed to "enter" that (or any other) command? I never studied programming, though I'm beginning to think I should have. Is 66 too late to begin?
I've hit a dead end.
Back to the beginning.
Please select boot device:
I choose: CD/DVD: 3S-HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH15F
I hear noise from the disc.
I watch the green 'progress' bars forever
Welcome on blue screen.
Black screen with mouse pointer in the middle.
More disc motion noises. Or maybe I'm just imagining them?
Now, I have my usual desktop (background and icons) but there's a Microsoft Windows pop-up:
Acer Empowering Technology Framework Launcher has stopped working
Description: Stopped working
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: KSEPG0E4UHHWRU1JABVDT2H29FOWKTUU
Problem Signature 02: 2.5.4301.0
Problem Signature 03: 4784a54e
Problem Signature 04: mscorlib
Problem Signature 05: 126.96.36.199
Problem Signature 06: 4ef6ca5e
Problem Signature 07: 41c2
Problem Signature 08: 27
Problem Signature 09: System.Runtime.Remoting.Remoting
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
I have no idea if all of that makes any sense to you at all. It's total gibberish to me! I don't remember getting that pop-up back when the computer was working. Could that
be the root of the problem??
Back to trying to boot from the disc - I've got the disc open to 'boot', but I'm scared to click on anything
! These are the choices:
Yeah - memtest ... I need a test of my own memory!
I'll try later this eveing to put those photos of the logs onto that Media Fire thingy.
For now, my eyes need a break; none of those pop-ups seem to be enlargable. My eyes are crossed!