I recently fixed an Acer laptop for a friend of mine. The disk was almost full, and the registry was corrupted - this laptop
was running VISTA - so this problem may be a part of both vista and 7.
The registry was no hope for, so I used a
Linux live CD to copy some files (backup) to an external harddrive. Some of the files was not possible to copy even..
corrupted. the filesystem was NTFS. I then tried to use the built in recovery partition from acer, and it started as
normally, but then it hang. it was not able to copy all the files. I supposed the reason to this was some kind of virus, or
Temporary solution due to little time - I installed win7 RC, after formatting the main partition,
and it worked well.
Yesterday I had the same problem occur to my own acer laptop. My registry was not corrupted,
but somehow my filesystem were. By accident my win7 partition was filled up (I wanted only to test win7 so I gave it 16gig of
my 160gig, but facts are that I got hooked, and stopped using XP... Dualsystem with XP and Win7) / What happened was that my
computer was acting slower and slower and slower, and finally stopped. I had to do a real hard reset.. When I then tried to
restart it was extremely slow. the disk-lamp were lighting all the time. I broke off after 20 min, and decided to try in safe
mode.. same problem.. Each driver took about 20 sek to load.
Lucky for me I also had Windows XP installed.. YEAH
Winxp were just the same. Windows XP I actually got to work after a while even slow. It took me
ONE HOUR AND TWENTYTHREE fck@@ing MINUTES from I pushed the button till xp was ready. AND its really a slim xp that used to
be quick. I tried to move some files, and ended up with Blue screen of death.. ( dumping memory took 15 minutes!!) XP was not
starting after because of corrupted registry..
ALL file operations are extremely slow. I have deleted a lot of
files, so I got about 20gig free for XP and 3gig free for Win7, but the problem is still there. Even on MY computer some
files were corrupted, but I have backup of most of it.
I have not yet tried my recovery option for XP because I'm
on holiday. But the strangest thing is:
1. My windows 7 partition is NTFS
2. My xp partition is FAT32
3. BOTH BROKEN!
I would consider a Harddisk Issue. YES. But I tested the drive using some tools from CD that I
always bring with me. NOTHING WRONG! several software tools got the same result. And on the other PC i mentioned everything
was fine after formatting the drive. I believe the same would be here.
My hardware spec are
Acer Travelmate 4230
dual 1,6ghz processor
PLEASE do not fill your Windows 7 or Windows Vista partition. I still had about 500meg left,
but that was not enough because the swapfile was supposed to be 1gig, (and is not counted i believe)
If anyone got
a tip for fixing this, I would be happy, because the problem is still there even after deleting a lot of files.