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by: DrKaputt September 27, 2012 4:25 AM PDT

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Acer PC - Will not boot ?

by DrKaputt - 9/27/12 4:25 AM


I have an Acer Aspire X3400 with Windows 7 64bits that I bought last year (2011).

One week ago it started going really slow, so I scanned for a Virus but there was nothing. Then when I opened a session the computer would freeze. I could not even access the hard drive on the network.

I created a new session thinking that it was corrupted. But same thing I would open the session and it would freeze.

I rang up Acer, they tried re-boothing (Alt Gr + F10), re-installing. Nothing would work. They suggested it might be the hard drive. As I am not longer under guaranty I would have to pay for repairs.

I thought that if it was just the hardrive I could change it myself. I bought an identical hardrive to the one already in there. (Western Digital WD10EARS 1t 3,5 SataIII).
I also created a bootable Windows 7 (as I have the product key) to re-install.

I tried booting the computer. the installation started but froze at the decompression stage 0% and then appeared error 0X80070002.

I tried again and windows boot manager appeared with error 0XC00000C9 .

I don't know what to do now. Any ideas?

Thank you !


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