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Computer won´t boot after chkdsk replaced security Ids - black screen


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dtakehana

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Dear all,

I have had issues with my computer recently, which is an Acer Aspire 5735, with Windows Vista installed on it. I have owned the computer for 3 years since it started to behave strangely in August, beeping and shutting down out of the blue, before getting a blue screen with a system dump message (along these lines). I ran a chkdsk and it seemed that the problem was gone. Then the shutting down started again and I run another chkdsk, it helped, once again. Then three days ago it started to crash before finally shutting down. This is when I run again the chkdsk (which changed the security ids of thousands of files, for one hour or so - message: Replacing invalid security id with default security id for file ####) and, to my surprise, the computer will not boot after that black screen with "microsoft corporation" message at the bottom appears, it will stay in a black screen with a cursor.

I tried to to restart in safe mode, it will not go past the black screen with a cursor. Tried to do system restore, no joy. Tried to do system repair, it says that no errors were found at startup.

I am at a loss on what to do and I am completely stuck as I depend on that pc for pretty much everything.

Could anyone out there kindly help me here? Many thanks in advance!!
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Did you create the Recovery Discs when you first got the computer? If so, you can use them to restore the computer to it's factory new state. If you didn't you can try various Fn keys to see if you can get into Acer Recovery if there is a Recovery partition on the hard drive.

If that doesn't work you can try setting the recovery partition as the active partition then when you boot, the recovery program should start.
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Hi;
I didn´t create recovery discs unfortunately. I will try the options you suggested and see what happens! I will let you know as soon as I do it!
Many thanks for your interest and time...

Diana
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You can download Windows 7 from the links here: 2.1 Microsoft Windows 7 Official .iso Download Links (Digital River)
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Thanks a lot!!!! It worked like a charm! Even though I lost all content in my C drive (fortunately I had made some backup copies), but the bottom line is that I have the computer for a little longer now. :)

Many thanks and happy holidays!!

Diana
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Well done. Merry Christmas!
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