Windows 7 won't start

  jaimie 01 May 11

I've just upgraded my Acer Aspire T671 with 2 gig mem from vista to Win 7 home premium. everything went OK - I chose to upgrade and keep original settings. Now windows reports that it can't start and so goes into the auto repair process, after a while it says this computer can not be repaired automatically and asks me to click finish whereby it will start the whole process over again. Anyone know what I should do to fix this please?



  Forum Editor 01 May 11

It sounds to me as though you'll need to run a clean install.

This will delete everything on your 'C' drive (assuming that's where Windows is installed), so make sure you back up all your important data files first.

  jaimie 02 May 11

Hi Forum Editor. I did as you suggested and it seemed to work fine and everything is working as it should. one further point, can I safely delete the folders called "Windows old" as I need the space on the hard drive? I don't have the MB drivers or the audio drivers as they have been mislayed, I'm worried that if I delete the folders mentioned above then I would loose the sound drivers installed.



  Zeppelyn 02 May 11

Yes you can delete Windows.old but make sure you have copied/moved everything you might want from your old setup. I would leave a few days just to be sure.

  kristain 12 May 11

If your computer is stuck in a loop where Windows fails, attempts to restart, and then fails again repeatedly, restart your computer in safe mode and select the Disable automatic restart on system failure checkbox.


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