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Why does my Acer AM5100-U5201A not displaying any images anymore?


I had the same issue, and found the problem to be a bad motherboard. I simply replaced it with an HP Pavilion board, and I can now get as far as booting up windows. However, It looks like I'm going to have to reinstall Vista, because it BSODs during boot every time.

Aug 15, 2012 | Acer Computers & Internet

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How to do System Restore when the computer doesn't even boot to Safe Mode in...


System Restore is assumed to be the best method to recover the system from Registry or System file errors. Its easy to perform and is effective, no doubt. But what happens when the system doesn't even boot to the desktop, neither in Normal mode, nor in Safe Mode. How do you do a System Restore then. For Vista and Win 7 users, its a piece of cake, since the WinRE provides them the direct option to System Restore from the installation/repair CD. But what for the XP users?

The following method is very useful and serves as a bliss for Windows XP users to recover their system from crashes due to Registry or System file failures. All you need for the method is a Windows XP installation CD. (This is not a re-installation process. All data and settings are intact after the operation.)

Step 1: Boot to the Recovery Console
  • Insert the Windows XP CD into the computer.
  • Turn the computer off.
  • Setup the computer to boot from cd: either by pressing F2, F9 or Delete to go in BIOS and changing the boot sequence or by pressing F12 on Dell computers to launch the Boot Device Menu.
  • As soon as you get the message 'Press any key to boot from the cd', hit enter.
  • Wait for the Windows Setup to initialize
  • At the Welcome to Setup screen press R to repair windows using recovery console.
  • You will be prompted to choose a Windows installation. Press 1 on the top of the keyboard and then press Enter.
  • You will be prompted to enter the Administrator password. Press Enter if no password was set.
Step 2: Accessing the Restore points.
Type the following commands in the Recovery Console.


cd system~1

If you get an Access Denied error:
  • Type the following commands to change the directory to c:windowssystem32config:
    cd windows
    cd system32
    cd config
  • Rename the system branch of the registry. That will allow us to access the system restore folder from inside the Recovery Console. In case the process fails and you want to perform a Windows Repair you will need to rename system.bak to system again.
    ren system system.bak
  • Type exit to leave the recovery console and to restart the computer.
  • Go back into the Recovery Console and repeat Step 2.
cd _resto~1

If the _resto~1 folder exists, inside it there are several folders named RP1, RP2. These are restore points. RP1 is the oldest restore point. You can use dir to view what RP folders are available. If there is no _resto~1 folder or if there are no restore points inside it:
  • Type the following commands:
    cd
    cd windows
    cd system32
    cd config
    copy c:\windows\repair\system system
  • If you are getting a file not found error try:
    copy c:\windows\repair\system.bak system
  • Then type the following :
  • copy c:\windows\repair\security security
  • copy c:\windows\repair\software software
  • copy c:\windows\repair\sam sam
  • copy c:\windows\repair\default default
  • exit
  • You will be able to boot into a altered version of the operating system. Backup your files from the c:Documents and Settings folder and then reinstall the operating system.
Step 3: Choose the most convenient RP folder.
Supposing we have RP3 available let's type in:

cd rp3

Change the directory to snapshot:

cd snapshot

Step 4: Restore the main registry branches.
If you are being asked if you want to overwrite type in y to agree.

copy _registry_machine_system c:\windows\system32\config\system
copy _registry_machine_software c:\windows\system32\config\software


The following commands are most of the time optional however the process might not work if they are not executed

copy _registry_machine_security c:\windows\system32\config\security
copy _registry_machine_sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
copy _registry_user_.default c:\windows\system32\config\default

Type exit to reboot the system. Start the computer normally.

Thanks,
Abhishek

on Mar 22, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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How to format my compaq pressario cq40 604tx laptop with xp


hi

Boot from your XP install CD and select the option to format the C:
drive. If you don't have an install CD, use the "System Restore" CD or
DVD that came with your system. These restore your system to factory
settings. There're still other ways to format your C: drive, but
without either an install CD or restore one, you'll end up with an
unusable system after formatting the C: drive.
If you use the XP install CD, you'll need to be SURE you have all the
drivers for things like your DVD/CD drive, NIC, video, audio, modem, etc.

Jul 02, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Installing cd rom drive on a acer5100-3577


this about the only service guide for an acer laptop.
download and review.
I hope it helps you getting the cd rom drive replaced.

Mar 26, 2010 | Acer Computers & Internet

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I am trying to boot from an XP disk to do erase vista and install XP. I have the boot sequence to boot from the cd first but it bypasses the cd and continues to load vista. I even tried F12 at boot up and...


As you have written that your CD ROM is working fine, then there is only one possible reasons for this, that Your BIOS is malfunctioning and you have to download and install the latest version for your system.

Sep 25, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Factory restore


If you have no program choices in the Programs menu to do a factory restore, you will have to use the CD/DVD that came with the computer.
I don't know why you need to do a restore, but if the computer still is working and you don't have a recovery CD/DVD, the Programs area may give you an option to create a set of restore CD's or DVD's.

Otherwise, you will have to request a set from the computer dealer. There are other ways, but they are a bit tedious.

Aug 24, 2009 | Evesham Computers & Internet

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How to format my notebook? i can't download any free antivirus because of blocking


It depends on your laptop. some have a restore petition and others come with a restore CD. And others only come with a windows CD. I would need to know what kind of laptop it is and if it has a restore petition or not. during start-up hit the F11 key to find out if it has a restore petition. If you have a restore CD put it in and boot from the CD and follow the instructions. same if you only have a windows CD, but when it comes to the part asking you if you want to install a fresh copy delete the old petition and create a new one and then format it and continue with the install. that should do it. Good luck...

Aug 10, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I JUST GOT A USED DELL INSPIRON 4150 AND IT NEEDS TO BE RESTORED I WANT TO KNOW IF THE WINDOWS XP COMES WITH THE DELL CD THAT WAS MADE FOR THE LAPTOP IM IN NEED OF HELP WAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RESORING...


The restore discs that came with the laptop are perfect for restoring the unit. You do not need to go and buy a new windows the key printed on the sticker on the bottom of the laptop will activate windows after a restore. make sure after you complete the restore you update windows fully and install antivirus/antispyware software.

Mar 14, 2009 | Fujitsu Siemens AMILO Pro V2010 Notebook

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Toshiba Laptop crashing


Hi vfcork4al67, did your notebook come with restore cd's or a windows cd? If yes load your restore cd or windows cd into the cdrom drive. Boot the notebook. The notebook should go to the cdrom & start to load the cd. Follow the on screen instructions if you booted to the restore cd & re-install the operating system. This will over write windows & repair windows files. If your not using a restore cd but do have a windows cd repeat the same instruction above as if it were the restore cd.
I'll post a link for your Toshiba Satellite a100 notebook but there are many A100's. You will need to find the correct notebook you have. Click the link below & find your notebook.
http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/afin.to?stt1=Notebook%20PCs&stt2=Satellite

Once you find the corect A100 download the network card driver. You will need this to enable you to get online & download all the updated drivers for your notebook. I suggest you update windows asap. Many drivers & software installs need many window updated files in order to function correctly. Turn on windows firewall to help protect you while downloading & untill you install virus protection. Need some free virus protection. Click the link below & download & install AVG.
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/download-free-anti-virus/us/frt/0

Have more question, feel free to ask.
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Good Luck & have a Great Weekend!
Mike

Mar 21, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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MY COMPUTER WONT WORK


ur computer may be infectedby some virus .. format the system parttion using some linux live cd parttion tools and try to reinstall the requird os

Dec 03, 2007 | Sharp Actius AV18 Notebook

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