Solved Windows could not complete the installation.

Acer / Aspire 5738-6969
March 31, 2012 at 13:24:08
Specs: Windows 7, 4 GB
All of a suudden, "The security Center Service couldn't start." appeared on the Action Center page. I faced the same problem back in June 2011. Clicking Turn on the Security Center Service button didn't work. That time I restarted the system and kept tapping F10 until I got a pop-up window for choosing one of the TWO options. "Restoring the OS to factory defaults option" worked but I lost some apps.

This time (3/10/12) I chose 2nd option so as to save some important files and restore the system INSTEAD of choosing option 1. This took about 40 to 45 min. to restore the system. But the monitor screen turn BLACK, NO START BUTTON OR ADDRESS BAR NOTHING!

It looks like the operating system is restored. "The set-up is starting services" appears on monitor screen. But after a few seconds, a pop-up window appears with a white cross in a red circle. The message inside this window says: Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer (laptop), restart installation NOT restart computer.

That pop-up window has an OK button. Clicked the OK button, same messasge appears: "The Set-up is starting services."

The computer doesn't start. Same RUT goes on and on and on - - - - - - - -! It does frustrates me.

I DO HAVE SYSTEM DVD AND 3 RECOVERY DVDs that I bought from Acer. But my point is how can I unsetup to undo the RESTORE from this point. PLEASE DO HELP!!!

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March 31, 2012 at 16:37:19
Your system is infected. You took what should have been an easy fix (system restore, virus/malware scan) & turned it into a nightmare. Hopefully you have all your files backed up & have copies of your software so that you can do a complete reinstall?

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March 31, 2012 at 20:52:01
Check your hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostics.
See the latter part of response 1 in this:

If you don't have a floppy drive, you can get a CD image diagnostic utility from most hard drive manufacturer's web sites, but obviously you would need to make a burned CD, preferably a CD-R for best compatibility, on another computer if you need to.

Seagate's Seatools will test (almost) any brand of hard drive.
Do the long test.

The bootable Dos versions of SeaTools can be used even if Windows is not working properly.

If the hard drive itself tests okay, any data problems found can be fixed, one way or another.

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March 31, 2012 at 21:08:44
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Put in your recovery disk #1 into your DVD drive. Manually shut down by pressing and holding the start power button until it shuts down (6-10 seconds). Then restart your computer. If it says 'hit any key to boot from CD/DVD drive' the do this to proceed. If it just goes back to the same loop, shut down and enter your BIOS set up (see manual) and reset the boot order so that the optical drive is first on the list, then try again. The recovery disk set should walk you through the repair. If you have any problems with the reinstall from the recovery disk set, you will need to test your memory with Memtest and your hard drive with your hard drive mfg's utility to see if either of these was your trouble from the beginning (very possible).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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