I recently replaced my hard drive and now need to relaod the operating system but dont know how to do this? Does it need the operating system that came with it (lost) or can I use the one from my gateway??
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Re: Acer Aspire 5050/3050 Series
I don't know what you mean by the gateway? if you mean restore disks then probably not because it is a new harddrive. You will need to install a new version of what ever windows it is that you require.
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This might be caused by hard-drive failure. You should run hard drive test from BIOS to make sure hard drive is ok. You can access BIOS by pressing F2 during start up, from there start hard disk self test and wait for it to complete.
I would consider replacing mccafe antivirus because really slows the system down. Go to www.download.com Type: malwarebytes anti-malware and ccleaner, run malwarebytes first and do a full scan, followed by ccleaner, and finally defrag the hard drive. This should help speed up your system.
on the acer aspire range there should be a recovery partition hidden by turning your note book off completely then press the power button as soon as you have done this press ALT on the left hand side and keep it down while continuously tapping the F10 button "fast" as this will start the internal recovery partition, if you have formatted the hard drive and this partition does not exist anymore you can go to microsoft or a torrent site and download the correct operating system making sure it matches your Operating system genuine sticker by using this key on the back of your computer you wont have to buy a new operating system,
if your hard drive has developed a fault which is the main cause of you doing this then you will have to buy a new hard drive to replace it with using the same method above if you need further help please drop me a line,
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Hi,Your operating system is corrupt,probably as a result of an infection or as a result of the Hard Disk failure.so i'll advise you take out the hard drive,back-up your files if any and format your system,then re-install operating system.
a bootable CD into the drive and change the boot order in setup to try
to boot from the CD first. If it boots, then you know the problem is
with the hard drive
or with the operating system on the hard drive. Take the hard drive out
and slave it to a working computer. Make sure it is the same operating system.
You can get an adapter for the cable connection from your local
computer store for about $15.00. If you can read the drive on the other
computer, then you know the problem is the operating system. Burn all
your files to CD or DVD while you have it slaved to the other computer
then put the hard drive back into your laptop and then run your recovery
discs. After you reinstall the operating system you can reload all your
files. If you cannot read the drive when you have it slaved to the
other computer, then the drive is toast and needs to be replaced. I hope
you have backed up your files regularly.
This seems to be an Operating system issue , best way to resolve this is by Re-Installing the Operating system which will wipe everything in the laptop Hard disc,
At the Acer splash screen, you can press Alt and F10 to bring up a DOS style version of eRecovery. The unit is able to reload Windows from this mode faster then from CD. If the hard drive is replaced the system loses its eRecovery features. These features are on the hard drive and cannot be reinstalled
PXE error means that it is trying to boot from an ethernet / lan connection.
check your boot order options first and set it to boot
1. Hard drive
2. CD rom drive
3. Floppy (or usb if you know how to do this)
4. network(aka PXE)
If it still fails then yes there MAY be an issue with your hard drive.
Check all hard drive connections before running off for a new one.
This can be especially true with SATA type drives most of which dont have any sort of true locking device to hold the connections secure.
ooh...no operating system. not good. ok..can you boot from CD? if that works, and it asks you to reformat the hard drive, STOP. Take the hard drive out, and then GENTLY reinstall. Maybe that will work. HD's can fail on laptops, just by a series of vibrations or shocks to the case.