Long story short, my little brother crashed my laptop. I don't know what's wrong exactly so I'll try to be as detailed as possible. I used the standard recovery method (Alt+F10) and chose to Restore to Factory Settings. It stopped halfway through and my laptop turned off. I tried again but I could access the recovery menu. Now when i turn on my laptop I get a windows boot manager screen. This is what it says
Windows failed to start.. hardware or software(i haven't put any new hardware so its not that) change to fix...:
1. insert windows installation disc
2 choose language settings then next
3. Repair your computer
if you don't have this disk contact admin or manufacturer for assis
Info The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
I didn't know what to do because my laptop came with windows 7 pre installed and I didn't have any windows installation discs. So I put in my home-made recovery disk. Alt+F10 isn't working any more
It loads the Acer eRecovery Management screen. I chose completely restore to factory settings. I get to stage 5. Restore Progress , after the cd's have been copied and it says restoring system. At around 2% I get a notice it says:
Restore failed- Error code=0x17 (WIMApply Image cannot apply image: Data error (cyclic redundancy check).)
I press OK. and it goes back to the first screen
I'm stuck at this point and don't know what to do any more.
Any help would be greatly appreciated