Question about Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

7 Answers

Hello & Thanks for the help trying to restore Acer Aspire T180

I wiped out my Acer Aspire T180 , bought the system and recovery disc from Acer but after loading them it starts to load windows vista little bar goes across with the green in it then the vista backround then a box will pop up saying , there was an unexplained error and windows restarted unexpectedly so you need to restart windows now but then get the same box all over again. HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • dj07 Nov 30, 2008

    The exact box " the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexplained error Windows installation cannot proceed . To install Windows , click "OK" to restart the computer. And then restart thr Installation. " this is the same box every time even with the Acer System and Acer recovery disc's at work

  • dj07 Nov 30, 2008

    posted by dj07 on Nov 30, 2008

    I wiped out my Acer Aspire T180 , bought the system and recovery disc from Acer but after loading them it starts to load windows vista little bar goes across with the green in it then the vista backround then a box will pop up saying , there was an unexplained error and windows restarted unexpectedly so you need to restart windows now but then get the same box all over again. HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Comment posted on Nov 30, 2008
    The exact box " the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexplained error Windows installation cannot proceed . To install Windows , click "OK" to restart the computer. And then restart thr Installation. " this is the same box every time even with the Acer System and Acer recovery disc's at work

  • dj07 Nov 30, 2008

    running a hard drive surface scan

  • dj07 Nov 30, 2008

    Coolguy2008 did you read the post at all ?

×

7 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 150 Answers

It sounds like there is something wrong with your disc or your DVD drive.

  • Clean the Disc and check for scatches
  • Run a DVD lens cleaner in the drive
I have seen a DVD drive stop functioning in a similar case... Replaced the drive and continued with no problems.

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 237 Answers

You also need to format your hard drive.
This part is important: do NOT run the Windows installation from Windows itself. Shut down first, and then boot up the machine from CD. My Dell has a little message as it's booting up that says "Press F12 to boot from CD," so that's what I did. If you're not sure how to boot from CD, check your PC's user guide for more info.
The reason why booting from CD is important is because we're going to delete the C: drive partition where Windows is installed and re-format it. You can't do this if Windows booted from C:, because it can't delete the partition from which it is running.

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Acer Master
  • 4,806 Answers

How many times has this happened?

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

  • 1 more comment 
  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 30, 2008

    its not the hard drive because you would have got a blue screen, telling you there is a harware issue.
    I am a PC technician and every time i come accross this message it is usually the install disk itself which is corrupt and unreadable..
    Try cleaning the disk and look at the reflective side for "spots"
    also clean thye lens of the optical drive

    kind regards


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 30, 2008

    its obvious that sybabe didn't read the post properly either because you know how to boot from CD and you are performing a surface scan, lol

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 30, 2008

    If you have anymore problems dj07 please post back

    regards


×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 6,966 Answers

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, it would be suggested to remove the hard disk from the Acer Aspire T180, connect it to another PC with the use of a SATA/IDE to USB adapter. you can then re-partition, format and run disk utilities on it. This would then determine if the HD is fully functional and would be usable in installing Vista. If the HD also fails while hooked to the 2nd PC, then perhaps a replacement is in order.

Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Dec 04, 2008

    Hi again,



    Any updates or developments so far?





×

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 126 Answers

Hello,

It sounds like your hard drive has bad sectors and is not allowing the installation of the OS. I recommend replacing the hard drive. If you want the PC back up this is the quickest solution.

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 734 Answers

There is sum partition error in your HDD.

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

  • futureloginn
    futureloginn Nov 30, 2008

    recreate the partion of yor HDD that will sure Fix your problem.
    i have same problem with Compaq PC.....
    Thanks

  • futureloginn
    futureloginn Nov 30, 2008

    yes, as i say that please recreate your partion of HDD and Fix your problem....


×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 3,422 Answers

HI,

Your windows has crashed and you will have to reinstall windows.

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

  • Priya darshan Nov 30, 2008

    To install windows.Insert the disc and then restart your PC.IT should then say "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD"

    Just hit any key say Enter.Then follow the onscreen instructions to install the win Vista.

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Acer aspire t180 restore to factory settings on start up


You will need to use the recovery discs that came with the computer and boot from the disc and it will give you the option to restore to factory defaults. If you dont have the discs you will need to contact Acer to get a copy.

Jun 11, 2012 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

1 Answer

I tried to restore my Acer T180 and installed my restore disk. Unfortunately, they were the wrong disks. They were from my eMachine. They worked but now I can't register my Windows operating system. If...


Yes, when you use the actual discs that came with the computer you computer will be restored to normal. These Operating systems are called BIOS locked CDs, if they detect the right brand BIOS / motherboard they will install the OEM edition of the OS, hence you need not activate it or it will get activated properly.

Dec 22, 2010 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Need to reset my acer computer to factory settings.


Hi! Try system restore first and check if that will remove the virus but if not then you can reset the machine to factory defaults by pressing ALT+F10 during start up or when the acer logo appears on your screen.Follow the prompts and you should be able to reset the computer to factory image.Make sure you back up important files because it will wipe the system clean.hope this helps...

May 29, 2010 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Need 2 restore


http://en.kioskea.net/faq/2040-acer-pc-restore-to-factory-settings

May 14, 2010 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

1 Answer

WILL not resetting to factory settings


You will need to burn a Recovery CD / DVD set from the icon located on the desktop/ In your Acer Home Start utility (The window loading at startup) or from the Start Menu.

Using this disk you will be able to do a System Restore back to original factory setup.

Apr 14, 2009 | Acer Aspire T180 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Acer t180 restore


A restore- from start to finish- should take 1 1/2 to 2 hours as a general rule of thumb. However, you should be seeing some activity in that time frame. If it is sitting on the same screen for even a half hour, restart the process.
Just as a question, what are you trying to fix that you think you should wipe out the whole thing and start over? Maybe we can help.

Feb 15, 2009 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

1 Answer

How do i fix my acer windows vista computer


I wiped out my Acer Aspire T180 , bought the system and recovery disc from Acer but after loading them it starts to load windows vista little bar goes across with the green in it then the vista backround then a box will pop up saying , there was an unexplained error and windows restarted unexpectedly so you need to restart windows now but then get the same box all over again. HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!

Oct 18, 2008 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Acer Aspire T180 PC Desktop fails to boot


You can use ERD commander to boot the system, backup your files to any other partition except first partition.
I am sure you have software related problem.

May 08, 2008 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

2 Answers

How do you reset Acer Aspire T180-GB7Z PC


Perform a system recovery:
Does not come with recovery cd's - there is a program that allows you to burn the disks or
recover.
3 ways:

1. If in Windows - Start - Programs - Acer empowering technology - Acer E-recovery management -
click on Restore at bottom then "Restore to factory default settings"
2. Or click on Burn disks instead of restore
3. if unable to ge into Windows then Alt/F10 during boot right after Acer splash screen on startup
End User Technical Support and Service (USA only)
For end user technical support, spare parts and service: 1.800.816.2237

Dec 30, 2007 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop Logo

25 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18304 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you an Acer PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...