I have a 18,4 inch Acer Aspire 8930g for around a year and a half. So far it worked great no problems whatsoever.
Today at some point i restarted and after it restarted suddenly it shut down. I put my hand on it and it was hot. I assumed the heat protection took place and shut it down. (this happened to an older laptop i had).
Now what happened is while the bar of the Vista loading screen kept moving there was no hard drive response and it got stuck at that point on an infinite loop. I restarted and it did the same. Third time it asked me to begin the repair console or something. It checked the drive for errors and restarted but this time it loaded till seconds before the login appeared. So I had a blank screen with the mouse curso. Again no hard drive activity at that point.
I restarted and pressed F8 to bring the console with the options (safe mode etc) and I pressed the one that bring the system restore/repair/start on DOS etc. Anyway for some reason there was no system restore so i looked at the options but no go so i restarted again. This time it reaches the log in screen and it says Windows folder is corrupt and it restarts almost immediately.
This time it reaches the login screen with my account name and i am happy to see it works. Problem is it takes a bit longer to load and when it does this message appears on the taskbar on an empty desktop (more like fresh since it had some of my shortcuts and recycle bin etc):
"Your user profile was not loaded correctly! You have been logged on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off. Please see the event log for details or contact your system administrator."
So I look into my account folder and my files seem to be there. I did a backup on some documents and i read somewhere to make a checkdisk and it should solve the problem. I am now in the process of doing that but it takes forever. Any ideas what happened and what I might need to do? I feel like I am solving the symptoms of the problem and not the problem itself.
thanks in advance and sorry for the long post.