Question about Acer Computers & Internet
I cannot use the restore from my hard drive and my dvd disk 3 will not finish installing files to get it working. I know now I will need a fresh install of windows 7 64 bit and I have the files for the devices.
Have you tried to right click on your drive an go to proprieties an do it from there? I did it on XP not sure it can be done on 7 but its worth a try.
Posted on Mar 27, 2014
Testimonial: "Yes I have tried it but I have a black screen and now it is in the Acer Erecovery Management and it will go through and after it gets all the way, I am back to where I started from. I had all three disk to recover this computer but the third disk is missing or someone picked it up. I do have another set and all three will install and when I get to the third one it starts and goes half way and restarts and back to start windows or the safe mode. I tried to order the disk from Acer but they say the S/D is not right and that is what is on the case. Thanks for your time in reading this and trying to help."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Right well XP Pro really MUST be formatted with NTFS only... I suggest you get a third party partitioning program like Partition magic and completely remove the partition & redo it all again & this time Format NTFS. Or if ya have a WIN98 boot disk, and ya can use FDISK, Delete ALL partitions, and remake them again, using all the disk space, then format as NTFS, then proceed as below Then using your windows XP PRO setup Disk, start the install ...then when asked about where you want the install located, select C & REFORMAT it AGAIN with the windows setup using again NTFS file system... this should finish & then the Install should "see" your entire hard drive and format it accordingly and then when finished you can proceede to install XP.
Posted on Sep 04, 2007
Files copy errors during the XP installation process are often an indication of BAD RAM.
If you have dual RAM modules, try install with 1 memory module installed
Posted on May 19, 2008
SOURCE: undetected com port 3
You may have to enable the other com ports. You go into the Control Panel and click on Add&Remove Hardware. When the first window shows up with everything that is already installed list, look at the top of the list. Highlite Add New Device. When ask, choose Select From A List. Then select COM Port and follow the wizard.
Posted on Nov 26, 2008
There's actually a number of reasons why these annoying little DLL errors happen, but the most common, is caused when new programs are installed over all old ones and the old ones are not completely uninstalled 100%, causing registry pile ups and of course, getting a .DLL error messages.
Another reason, is damage that's been done by malware/spyware/adware programs, attaching themselves to your PC and wrecking havoc, deleting crucial DLL files from your PC.
The hal.dll file is created during install from 5 other dlls. HAL is the Hardware Abstraction Layer and it's the interface between the system drivers and the actual hardware.
Copying hal.dll will not resolve the problem.
A lot of times the file will be reported missing due to corruption of the boot sector or of the file system
Causes of the "missing or corrupt hal.dll" error include, naturally, a damaged hal.dll file or a hal.dll file that has been deleted or moved from its intended location.
Additional causes may include a damaged or missing boot.ini file or possibly a physically damaged HDD.
1. Restart the PC. The hal.dll error could be a fluke.
2. Check for proper boot order in BIOS. You might see the hal.dll error if the boot order in BIOS is first looking at a hard drive other than your main hard drive.
Note: If you've recently changed your boot order or recently flashed your BIOS, this may be what's causing your problem.
3. Run Windows XP System Restore from a command prompt. If this doesn't work or you're receiving the hal.dll error message before you're able to complete this process, move on to the next step.
4. Repair or replace the boot.ini file. This will work if the cause of the problem is actually Windows XP's boot.ini file and not the hal.dll file, which is often times the case.
5. Write a new partition boot sector to the Windows XP system partition. If the partition boot sector has become corrupt or isn't properly configured, you may receive the hal.dll error.
6. Restore the hal.dll file from the Windows XP CD. If the hal.dll file is truly the cause of the problem, restoring it from the original Windows XP CD may do the trick.
7. Perform a repair installation of Windows XP. This type of installation should replace any missing or corrupt files. Continue troubleshooting if this does not resolve the issue.
8. Perform a clean installation of Windows XP. This type of installation will completely remove Windows XP from your PC and install it again from scratch.
Note: While this will almost certainly resolve any hal.dll errors, it is a time consuming process due to the fact that all of your data must be backed up and then later restored.
Important: If you can't gain access to your files to back them up, understand that you will lose them all if you continue with a clean installation of Windows XP.
9. Replace the hard drive. Finally, if all else has failed, including the clean installation from the last step, you're most likely facing a hardware issue with your hard drive.
10. Perform a new installation of Windows XP after installing the new hard drive.
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Posted on Apr 10, 2009
you need to install Uli sata drivers in order for your motherboard to recognize the harddrive and cd drive.
download the drivers here: http://www.soft32.com/download_184082.html
and put them on a cd or memory card, when the system prompts you that you have no harddrive, you can load the drivers from a memory card or cd however if you use a cd you will face other issues. then you will be able to install windows 7 ;)
I did it on my acer e500 and it runs good.
I didn't install the 64 bits version though but the 32 bits.
for all the people saying that his pc is too old: if the pc can run under vista, it runs better under windows 7
Posted on Jan 31, 2010
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