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Reformatting Acer 1640

While running the recovery disc 2, an error message indicated that "device does not exist" and the 'preload.tag' file is missing. What should i do?

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It may be a corrupt recovery disc

if u want to restore to factory default settings simply follow this procedure without inserting recovery disk

When you first turn on the laptop and see the Acer logo screen, hold the ALT key and press the F10 key (you need to do this before the Acer logo disappears).

everything will be restored to factory default settings

do rate me if it helps ur problem

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Error Oxc00000e9 when i turn on aspire 5741, no external devices plugged in.


try this below


First please refer to the following thread to see whether it helps.

http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=796452&SiteID=17


I know that you are unable to start the current vista operation system and getting the error 0xc00000e9; the issue can be caused by the damaged system files or hardware device. You might first follow the steps below to exclude the possibility of system corruption.


Method 1: Use the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) to run System Restore

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1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.

2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ...". appears.

3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.

4. Click Repair your computer.

5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next

6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on System Restore.

7. Follow the System Restore Wizard instruction as usual and choose the appropriate restore point.

8. Click Finish to restore the system.


Method 2: Startup Repair from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)

======================================================

1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.

2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ...". appears.

3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.

4. Click Repair your computer.

5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next.

6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer.

7. (Click the operating system that you want to repair), and then click Next.

8. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair.


Good luck!

Feb 14, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5050-3371 Notebook

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E-recovery stalls at about 40%


Hi,

Sounds like a problem with your hard drive. The original hard drive installed is 40Gb. The message "destination: \\harddisk0\partition2" indicates that your single HD has been set to 2 partitions. Chances are that the recovery files are saved in your 2nd partition D. If your laptop came with a recovery CD, try using that instead of the eRecovery ALT/F10. Alternately, you may want to use an OEM XP Home Edition Installer and choose the 2nd "Repair" option.

If things don't work out, you may need to re-partition the HD and reinstall fresh/clean. Of course this would erase any and all contents of the drive. Should there be important files, you need to back them up but that would mean removing the HD and using an external enclosure, connect it as a removable storage to a 2nd PC using the USB and proceed to copy all your important files assuming of course that the 2nd PC will be able to read the HD in question.

If even on the 2nd PC you are having difficulty accessing the laptop's HD, try running utilities (ScanDisk) to check the HD's integrity. Possible problems are bad sectors, missing partition, corrupt files and the likes. If there are bad sectors, you may need to purchase a replacement.

Hope that this be of some help/idea. pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Dec 08, 2007 | Acer Aspire 3624WXCi Notebook

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0xc00000e9


Hello.

This error can refer to hardware or software, depending on various circumstances.

Most likely, you have damaged system files.

You didn't indicate, but figuring that you have Vista, run System Recovery:

1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.
3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next
6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on System Restore.
7. Follow the System Restore Wizard instruction as usual and choose the appropriate restore point.
8. Click Finish to restore the system.


Hope this helps.


Jun 17, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5050-3371 Notebook

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I have no Acer Recovery disks My lap top is giving me 5 options Systems Repair - tried this doesnt work Systems Restore - tried this doesnt work Windows Diagnostic Tool - tried that took bout ten mins and...


Could you look at solutions other than running a system restore? What is the initial issue that is requiring you to run the restore?
If you're at the point of needing to run a restore, you do need to get your hands on the discs, I would recommend borrowing the discs from someone else with an Acer, or purchasing them from the manufacturer. Trying to borrow discs from someone might be an issue as Acer no longer provides physical recovery discs, the process is run directly from the laptop and the files are on a partitioned section of the harddrive.

Dec 08, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

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Acer aspire 6920 startup problem (Windows Error Recovery)


You could try booting up in safe mode by pressing F8 if you haven't already. OR, if you have the Windows operating system disc, you might try to boot off of that, or a system recovery disc. You may lose a few files, but hopefully that will get you up and running. Hope this helps!

Nov 09, 2009 | Acer Aspire 6920-6422 Notebook

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Black screen NTDLR Press any key to restart


Are you saying it came with a recovery disk that you dont have anymore. If thats the case you may need to aquire this from acer. If you go to their web site you can usually find a way to order this disc for your machine.
Find someone who has an xp disc and use it to go to recovery console then restore MBR files. NTLDR is the error meaning your master boot record has been damaged.

Char S.

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Can't extract files on System Recovery Disc 4 for Compaq Presario model 6350US


At this point, you can try to clean your disk # 4 and see what happen,
or try to make a copy of disk # 4 (if you can copy the disk) and try again.

or

1) Contact your customer support and ask for a new set of disks.(or only # 4)

or

2) Boot your computer with another OS disk (win XP)

or

3) Boot your computer with some utility disk

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Laptop gets an error reading when it is powered up


I bet you have VISTA and tried to uninstall Norton. Sounds like one of the Problems I've had with my 3680. I traced it to a VISTA-ACER driver problem. Something about the restore disks booting XP to install the drivers and not all of them VISTA ready. I've had to send mine back to ACER twice for a system reload. The first when I did a restore to get rid of the VISTA upgrade that I installed and the WIFI wouldn't work on restore. When I got it back I tried to uninstall Norton and got the message you are getting. Ended up sending it back to ACER again. After the last time there was a bunch of MICROSOFT driver updates and I'm stuck with Norton.

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