InPageCoFire error, and Windows Explorer crashes. Am I hooped?
March 20, 2012 3:27 PM   Subscribe

My W7 laptop has an InPageCoFire error, and Windows Explorer crashes. Am I hooped?

We have a 2011 Acer W7 laptop that is just out of warranty, and the other day it stopped working.

The computer boots to a user profile, loads some drivers and other system programs, and even loads Chrome, but shortly afterwards Windows Explorer crashes. The error message mentions InPageCoFire, although Googling for the error code itself (I can't recall off the top of my head) doesn't bring up an results.

Based on some internet searches, it seems that InPageCoFire, combined with problems with Windows Explorer indicates some sort of hard disk issue.

Am I hooped?

There's nothing important stored locally (save for the OS), so I'm not worried about wiping it... if I can. Ideally, I'd be able to restore to factory settings, but I'm not quite sure how to do that.

Any help would be appreciated!
posted by KokuRyu to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
Here is a link discussing Acer recovery - the old Alt-F10 trick. But it looks like you need to have created a recovery boot disk. Doesn't sound like you have one of those, however.
posted by ptm at 4:00 PM on March 20, 2012 [1 favorite]

Alt+F10 didn't do anything. It's actually impossible to switch users, if that makes any sense.
posted by KokuRyu at 10:41 PM on March 20, 2012

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