Hi, everyone -- I'm hendis, new to the forums, and looking for a way to solve a problem that I've never experienced before. Fervent thanks to anybody and everybody who helps, can help, wants to help, or is even slightly interested...
I own an Acer Aspire 4330 notebook (purchased 12/2009). Recently, I began to experience multiple problems with the computer, including random BSODs, random "hard" shutdowns, slow (or unavailable) HDD reads (preventing startup), slow startup and shutdown (that is, if there's a startup or shutdown), as well as very slow internet speeds, slow file operations (copy, move, etc...), webpages not loading (I use Cable/WiFi) and not responding errors on all apps. (There are even more errors, all unpredictable and random, but I think that you get the idea.) All of these problems led me to decide to reformat.
I reformatted, recovered from Acer's hidden partition, and without changing any settings or installing any software, immediately ran System File Checker. SFC found several corrupt files, none of which I was able to find, identify or fix. As a result, the problems mentioned previously remain and are rapidly getting worse.
The corrupted system files that SFC detected came directly untouched from the restore partition, which came directly untouched from Acer. Question 1: Is the recovery partition corrupted/damaged?
I contacted Acer support, and got the "out of warranty, we're sorry, but we can't help you" song and dance.
I wouldn't be surprised if there were multiple errors on my machine, but first things first: How do I fix (or find and replace) the corrupted system files detected by sfc?