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Wiped clean cannot reload windows

Trying to reload windows back onto acer power fh desktop. wiped clean with windows 98se boot disk. reformatted. ran 98se operating system disk. froze up.

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  • Steve French Jan 04, 2012

    First off I just want to say that ACER was a taiwan based computer company that developed in the early to late 2000's,the windows program you're putting into it was made when IBM Thinkpads were cool!Bottom line,wrong windows,how about trying a more modern day windows like XP at least,if your computer is to old for XP then get millenium,but my guess says that you have a newer version acer which ONLY contains either a windows vista,windows XP,or windows 7 ONLY!WITH NO BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY WHATSOEVER!!!-Now if this is the case then rewipe your system and get the right windows for it!Hope this helps! -CB

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Hello,
Are you using a floppy or a disc? Your CD rom or disk may be faulty. If you have another copy and/or another cd rom drive try that. Also reseat the memory sticks. Lastly it all of this fails your hard drive may be the culprit...

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It sounds like the Windows boot files have become corrupted. That could happen for several reasons, but if you're willing to just reformat/reload the operating system, we're only concerned with one of those reasons.

There are some viruses that can corrupt boot files. If that's what happened, then reformatting/reloading the OS will take care of it.

On the other hand, it could be that your hard drive may be failing. When you reformat/reload, the Windows system will tell you if it finds errors on the drive.

The following is from the Acer manual for your machine as to how to access the BIOS and enable a hard disk recovery:

To activate the BIOS utility, press during the POST; while the notebook PC
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Boot sequence

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[End of manual quote]

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