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Solved: laptop battery died just before install finished. what now?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by e03212139, Jan 23, 2011.

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  1. e03212139

    e03212139 Thread Starter

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    my little cousin got a new acer laptop for christmas and he already managed to screw it up. instead of trying to figure out how to fix it the right way i just did a factory restore on the machine. problem is, just as the machine was about to finish its install the battery died. now when i start it up an error message comes up saying that windows was not shut down properly and needs to be rebooted. then it reboots over and over and over again.

    how do i fix this problem? is there a way to initiate a factory restore before this message shows? pressing f10 or something?
     
  2. RaytheBear

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    Try these 2 keys at the same time immediately after start up =
    Alt + F10

    And please please, never do an Install or repair or a Bios upgrade with Just the Battery power. Allways have your Laptop pluged in for these types of Important jobs.

    Good luck
    Ray
     
  3. e03212139

    e03212139 Thread Starter

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    yeah, i don't know what i was thinking. that is the first time i ever pulled such a bonehead move. i think it was because it wasn't my machine and they just sort of plunked it in-front of me by surprise.

    alt + f10 worked like a charm. thanks alot!
     
  4. RaytheBear

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    You are welcome, good luck and if all works well, later on you can add "Solved" to your post.

    Take Care
    Ray
     
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