I've bought a new Acer Aspire 6920 about 2 weeks ago and yesterday when I came home from work it did not want to boot. It had run perfectly at work. It was basically hanging at the loading Vista screen, so I've been trying to fix it since then. Here's what I've done:
- Found out, using the Vista Repair Console, that there was a problem with a bad driver that it could not fix.
- Rebooting in safe mode: Hang on the file after crcdisk.sys is loaded. (I was able to get it to boot properly once after the first time I had entered safe mode, but explorer.exe froze and I had to reboot)
- Tried messing around with UBCD (something I regret now) and managed to f**k up the MBR or BIOS - accidentally got into: "Smart BootManager V3.7.1" - did nothing else than pressing Ctrl-Q to exit.
Now my comp does not find any hard disk drives to boot from at all. ("Operating System not found") When I run the Windows Recovery Console it tells me that I have no hard drives. And using UBCD4Win gives me the same answer.
I have not opened up my computer and resetted the CMOS, but since it's a laptop and there's warranty issues about opening it up - I'd rather not do that.
My question is, is there any way I can salvage my computer without having to send it in for service? Like properly using the "Smart BootManager" to fix the MBR? Or reset the CMOS by removing the battery?