Unable to access Windows Vista, I purchased the system recovery disks from Acer. When I tried to run them, I get to the 2nd in the 1 0f 2 set, and get the error message, "Recovery 32, Type Mismatch". So, I downloaded and burned the iso file "initialHDD" that tech support suggested, ran it then it said it was okay to run the system recovery disks and the same thing is still happening.......been working on this all day and am in the same place I started.......UGH! Somebody please help me........
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Re: unable to access Window Vista
See this possibly helpful post.. http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=218094
Search 'recovery install Vista' on google for many more similar Acer posts....Here is one set of detailed instructions, with an explanation of how to correctly partition the hard drive.
See this link for basic Vista recovery options and link to their explanation. This tutorial for Vista startup repair.
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so what i guess its giving mbr not found and its not booting , the solution is you need to have the windows operating system disk and then when your acer laptop starts to boot click on f8 then click on repair windows then after that you will see 3 option click on the third it will say repair cmd then type as what is given below
Click on the "Repair Your Computer" option to gain access to the System Recovery window. Now choose "Command Prompt" to run the Bootsect.exe utility. Bootsect is located inside the boot folder so change your directory to boot. Now run "bootsect /nt60 C:\" (without quotes) if you had Windows 7 initially installed in the C partition. Alternatively, you can run "bootsect /nt60 SYS" or "bootsect /nt60 ALL" (without quotes) to repair the system partition or all partitions. Eject the DVD and restart your computer. Your computer should now boot Windows 7 again.
Acer Process 4/12 eRecovery Management indicates that the recovery process never finished - you will have to run it all over again.
As for MS Office , it came as a one month trial in your laptop - if you had it for more than that then you bought it. In that case the activation key must still be in your possession, just insert it when asked. In the absolute worst case (the reinstall never finishes, no matter what you try) you will have to get a separate recovery disk from https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer and use it to reinstall. Silverlight is an separate program that can be downloaded at any time by you from http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx
Acer PC or laptop Step 1: Click "Start" menu. Step 2: Click "Programs." Step 3: Click "Acer Recovery Management." Step 4: Click the "Restore" button on the bottom of the dialog box that opens. Step 5: Click "Restore System to Factory Default." Step 6: Click "Yes" in the warning dialog box which asks if you wish to continue the recovery process. Step 7: Click "Start" to restore the computer to the default factory settings. Tips & Warnings If you are unable to access the Start menu, use the recovery CDs that came with the computer or visit Acer's website (see Resources below). Always make a back-up CD before restoring a computer to factory defaults. Resources
The "TMGR" is a Windows Operating System component file.
This error might occur if the TMGR file is corrupted or missing.
However, as this is a Operating System Component file, you may resolve the issue by performing the below steps.
First, you may try performing the SFC Scan.
Performing the SFC Scan will automatically fix any damaged files or any errors in the Registry.
Steps to initiate the SFC Scan:
1) Open the RUN command window.
2) In the RUN command window, type "cmd" and press Enter.
3) In the Command prompt, type cd
4) Then. type cd Windows and press Enter.
5) Then type sfc /scannow and press Enter.
6) This will start the SFC Scan process.
The Computer might also ask for the Windows Operating System Disc.
Peforming the SFC Scan should resolve the issue with the TMGR file.
If the issue still persists, initiate the Disc checking process.
For Windows XP:
support.microsoft.com/kb/315265 For Windows Vista: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Check-your-hard-disk-for-errors For Windows 7: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Check-your-hard-disk-for-errors
Windows Vista will not install on old computers. If this is your case try installing Windows XP, If this does not work you might want to try Linux (Ubuntu). which will run on almost any old computer with full capabilities. It is free and you can download it from http://www.ubuntu.com/
Perform a system recovery: Does not come with recovery cd's - there is a program that allows you to burn the disks or
1. If in Windows - Start - Programs - Acer empowering technology - Acer E-recovery management -
click on Restore at bottom then "Restore to factory default settings"
2. Or click on Burn disks instead of restore
3. if unable to ge into Windows then Alt/F10 during boot right after Acer splash screen on startup End User Technical Support and Service (USA only) For end user technical support, spare parts and service: 1.800.816.2237
Pressing F10 on start up, is not for acer laptops, you need to have done a back up when you first got it running and use e-recovery to recover from your 'D' drive.
see this explanation