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Reinstalling Vista and Acer Tech

My computer worked fine until one day when it started taking much longer to login... and some other things happened as well. So I used a Windows Anytime Upgrade to reinstall my OS (Windows Vista Home Premium). Things got worse bc it didn't install a clean version, it just installed over the previous one. So naturally I just wanted to reinstall a clean copy. I deleted the old program files from the previous version (not the current version) and I copied all my important files onto an external hard drive and tried to use that disc to reinstall a clean copy and it gave me an error message saying "Cannot find/open windows.dll, file may be corrupt. Please restart installation". So I restarted and it gave me the same message.
I have product keys and stickers on the bottom of my laptop for Home Premium, and I'm pretty sure it came preloaded. Also, idk if when I reload it i'll have the Acer Technology that came with it when I bought it. I'm just curious how I can get my computer working again like it used to without having to buy a new OS or have to pay 60.00 to talk to an Acer Software Support person for a half hour.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • tjr3003 Feb 09, 2009

    I have an additional question-- I searched through the manual that came with my Acer laptop. There was a section that talked about reinstalling the software that came with the computer without recovery disks. It said to press F2 at startup and check to see if the Disk to Disk recovery was enabled (which it was). Then when the computer restarts press Alt+F10 at the Acer logo startup screen. I pressed it and either get repeated loud beeping noises or I got an imput screen that has information that looks like this: note all backslashes from edit to HD are reversed-- idk how to type them

    Edit Windows boot option for: Microsoft Windows Vista
    Path: /Windows/system32/winload.exe
    Partition: 2
    Hard Disk: 66306936


    Is there any way I can use this to restart my system from the default settings?

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    I need a Acer Aspire 5610 Vista Windows Driver Recovery CD Restore Disk

  • ctek27 Apr 25, 2009

    Same as above. The Admin Password has been remotely 'hacked' and locked so no programs can be uninstalled. Purchased the cds from Acer and still no luck. The system locks out any user. Have tried locking the hd (that works) but the system fails later. I cannot get under the o/s Vista to launch the cds.

    Anyone find a trick to fix this error...

    ctek (beta 27 years)

  • tommy t hebert Sep 28, 2009

    acer 5315-2153 beeping 50 to 100 times at start up the p/c scrolls at will .it will not even let you click on to the right region of language you want to set up or the screen will flash all the high lighted boxes and won't let you click the one you want it all most hellarius but about to pull my hair out went through the recovery process and it loaded but still beeping ,scrolling at will. please help


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The restore disk should be available from Acer Suppport here if they no longer support it then you should be able to get it from

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it sounds like you may have deleted the .dll files your recovery system use to reload the Vista program. When you deleted the old programs, did you by chance delete anything from the d: drive? This is where the recovery information is located. If you still have the restore CD's that came with your notebook, use those to redo your os NOT the Windows Anytime Upgrade. Because the .dll is missing, you will have to install a clean version of the os with a reformat of your hard drive. So hopefully you have a backup of important files. Let us know if you have anymore problems. Good Luck.

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