I am running windows 7 32 bit on an Acer aspire 4810TZ with RAM upgraded to 4gig. I have no known malware issues, however when the system was running 12 hours ago it WAS running sluggish. I am running AVG Free antivirus and had no alerts.
When I try to boot it up it goes into the Windows Error Recovery DOS screen with only two options: Startup Repair or Start Windows Normally. When I try to start windows normally, as soon as the windows logo animation appears, a blue screen very briefly flashes (So brief I can't read the message). I am then looped back to the original error recovery screen with the same two options. If I select Startup Repair, the process runs through loading files, then goes to a greyed out microsoft corporation loading graphic (similar to vista startup), then to a black screen with a single whit arrow that can actually be moved via the trackpad. It will sit in this mode indefinitely until hard reboot. I have inserted my windows disc to attempt to boot from restore point or reinstall, however despite boot sequence starting with CDROM, it appears to not recognize the CD. Ultimately need to preserve some data that is in there and has not been backed up yet.
I have read through several forums and found Essexboy helped someone with a very similar issue in the following post:
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!!!