my daughters acer laptop has the following message: windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software change might be the cause.. etc.. insert windows installation disc and restart. we do not have the installation disc.
info: the selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
Check to see if there is a recovery partition on your hard drive. Try starting in safe mode by pressing F8 on boot up. If it starts up try to return the computer to a previous restore point. If you have a friend with a computer with Windows 7 see if can create a Windows Recovery Disc for you and boot from the recovery disk. The Winload.exe is corrupted. Follow the instruction at http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/window...
To access the recovery partition on your Acer computer for recovery, follow the steps listed below.
1. Power on the computer
2. At the white ACER BIOS screen, hold the Alt key and press the F10 key simultaneously to start Acer eRecovery.
3. Once eRecovery has loaded, click Restore to Factory Default Settings
4. Click OK to continue
5. From here, the eRecovery process will update all the data on the C: drive and restore a fully functional factory image (approximately 10 minutes).
6. Once eRecovery has run, press OK to reboot unit
Note that all data will be lost during this process and your computer will be brought back to it's original factory state and settings.