Okay, so I wanted to reformat my Acer Aspire 5040 laptop with a windows xp installation cd. So I booted with the cd and deleted the partitions and created new ones, I went to format the main drive to NTFS and during the process the computer shuts down. The computer tends to shut down very often and now when I try to format again the windows xp cd can't be read. So I've tried several times now the Acer Recovery Disk and the computer shuts down every time with only minutes left to completion.I don't know what's wrong, i can't seem to figure out how to edit my BIOS to see what my computers tempurature gets up to. The fan works perfectly fine, i tried taking the battery out and putting it back in. The laptop does get quite hot quickly though.
It sounds like the heads that read your hard drive are deteriorating. If you have data that you need on the hard drive hook it up as a slave drive to another computer and save your data now. Because eventually you will no longer be able to access any data on the drive. Then you will have to send it to one of those data recovery places that use clean rooms to recover your data. That will be very expensive.
Or you might have a bad sector in bios. In that case, I am not sure what to do.
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The Aspire One is a netbook produced by
Acer; it does not come equipped with a CD ROM drive, so a traditional
hard drive reformat and Windows reinstallation is not possible without a
peripheral storagedevice. An external USB CD or flash drive will suffice, however.Difficulty:Moderate
Plug in the external CD drive, then turn on your netbook and let it boot to your operatingsystem.
Open your web browser and go to
the BootDisk website (see link in Resources). Download the Windows XP
Fresh Install Bootable CD, then burn these files to a blank CD via your
external CD drive.
Ensure the files have burned to your bootable CD, then restart the netbook with the CD still in the drive.
The netbook should boot to the
CD upon the restart. Follow the instructions prompted for installation.
Upon completion you will have a clean installation of Windows XP on
your Acer Aspire One.
You'll have to purchase the XP software, set your computer to boot from cd (in the cmos settings), put the disk in the cd and restart you computer. When the screen comes up to "...hit any key to boot from cd" hit any key. The system will boot to the XP cd and will allow you to delete the old partition, reformat your drive, and install XP. Next go to www.acer.com and download your drivers. Finally install your programs and data on to your hard drive. Have fun!
NOTE: Make absolutely sure that you backup the programs and data that you want to keep before starting the XP install!
do not downgrade, if you don't have WIndows XP software.
you can not dowgrade Vista to Windows XP.
copy all the data from your computer and store it on a DVD or CD.
inssert the WIndows XP, reformat and install, (just following the instruction on screen).
you can upgrade from WIndows XP to Vista, not the other way around.
Re-install windows, then it will ask you for the Restore disk 1 then 2 then 3. I think the Ghost that is factory installed is a fars.
If it doesnt ask you for the Restore disks - just stick # 1 in and she'll tale over from there and re-write the Ghost issue again ...
I did that same for my Boss's 5040 last week. Dont forget to go into the Bios and reset the Boot sequense to CD Rom, and then
change the Booting sequense back after the restore has taken place.
First you will need to boot up. When you do this you need to go into bios and then go to boot and disable the hard drive floppy and any other drivers. You must make sure you keep the cd driver as 'able', save setting and exit out of bios. This will let you reboot. After it`s done, the partition in the computer will reboot the computer. Make sure to go back into bios and able the hard drive, floppy etc... I had the same problem, and solved it this way.
if you have windows 98 boot disk put that in, the firt thing you do is to go to f-disk and change the partions in it, then format c: drive. take out disk in A drive put in New windows XP CD and restart. the disk will run and install itself. and thats it. right now your partions are set to read only windows 95, 98, there are 2 options to choose from I belive the one you need is 32.