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Plz help Acer Aspire One ,wont go any further than Setup is starting services

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March 27, 2013 5:13:01 PM


My acer laptop is stuck on set up is starting and I tried this
1) On the same error screen press SHIFT+F10 and it will open up a black Window. (a command prompt window) 2) In the black windows type the word "regedit"(without the inverted commas and hit enter. That will open the registry editor. In the Registry Editor.. Browse to.... HKLocal machine/SYSTEM/SETUP/STATUS/ChildCompletion, and after highliting childcompletion,on the right hand side check for setup.exe. if the value is 1 change it to 3.(by double clicking on setup.exe and changing the value shown in the box). Then close the registry editor and then also close the black window. Then click on OK for the error and the computer will restart and the installation may complete
But we're childcompletion is meant to be it says abc reg default not set
a c 248 D Laptop
March 27, 2013 6:01:23 PM

Hi :) 

Run a hard drive test in DOS... HIRENS BOOT CD etc, it sounds like a failing hard drive... do NOT do this if you have an SSD...

All the best Brett :) 
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March 28, 2013 4:20:07 AM

Anything else I can try
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August 30, 2013 1:48:07 PM

Mine did this. You must hit the f8 key as it is starting up. choose the REPAIR option. It will bring you back to the Repair your computer screen. THIS time, choose a full restore (to factory settings) . I found that if you try to save your data and setings, it gets stuck in the setup system mode. This option will bring it all the way through to a complete restore. It fixed mine. I thought it was trashed.
Good Luck.
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