I got this computer 13 days ago. I tried to find a way to back up the files already installed, i.e. Boot/Start-up. No such luck, I called 'Acer support" They only send them when you have a problem? I asked about my warranty, they wanted me to pay for it. Now get this... I was told my warranty had expired??? It had expired in 2007, the warranty starts the day ACER ships them out. NOT the day we buy them. While they are sitting in the stores the warranty is running, so like mine, it was EXPIRED the day I payed for it!! Now that's some CRAP. I have some faxing, and more phone calls to make, I will Get a boot disk. Just a F.Y.I. GOOD LUCK!
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Re: No Boot/Start up Disk-CRAPY Warranty
Check your local state/country consumer laws to do with warranty as I know here if it's a 1yr warranty it starts on the day you bought it. We can also take it back to the place of purchase if need be and not deal with the manufacturer as that is who the contract is with.
If it's a fairly new PC it probably didn't come with any Operating System media as they usually put this onto the hard drive now days in a special partition. This is good and bad but seems all OEMs are doing it now so nothing we can do. They do sometimes leave you instructions on how to create your own backup media in case of total hard drive failure, you have to just supply your own blank CD/DVD disks and burn them.
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This is odd...you probably messed up the bios settings ..or cause it is missing the hard disk or something ..it made it try to boot from network ..and this error is caused by the lack of a server capable to load teh files...to reinstall it or use teh files as operation system .. If you did not made any changes in BIOS ..this does not sound good...cause it means it looks for alternate boot devices ..this only mean it does not have a operation system on the hard disk (either just changed it or for some reasons you lost all files ) .. or the boot sequence is set to look for a network first ..and in this case you should go back to BIOS ...select the boot sector and change them back ... Select the hard disk as first boot device ...cd /dvd as second..and floppy the 3rd ..select to save the new settings on exit ..and boot again .. If you have a sata hard disk ..and you defaulted the BIOS settings ..you may look to see if the ahci function is on for the hard disk ..If it is ..try to disable it ..cause if it lacks the driver for ahci ..it will not boot from the hard disk .. If you just changed the hdd or for some reasons your operation system is not able to boot ...you have to reinstall it ..either using the recovery partition ...if it has one ..or the recovery disk ..if you do not have either of them ..you will need a boot-able disk with the operation system on it..and the procedure is to insert the disk ..and restart the computer ..press F12 for teh boot menu ..and select to boot from teh disk drive ..and press any key for confirmation ..and will start loading files and go with installation ..When primary files are done ..it will ask to press enter to continue ..than you have to agree with the conditions ..and will show the partitions and teh previous operation systems on it ..Select the one that already have a windows..(C drive ) ..and press enter to install ..Also select to format this drive ..and this way get rid of any unwanted bugs ..(select format ntfs quick ) In this modent will load system files..and when it is done ..will restart ..and start installing windows..You will only have to interact when it asks for ..(select time zone ..name and such ..)
Mr. Randee, you need a bootable disc or should i say cd installer like windows xp professional. Turn on your computer and tap DEL key or F2 key, it will enter you to cmos/bios setup. When already in cmos/bios look for the bios features setup using arrow keys and when highlighted it press enter. Then look for the boot sequence and make the cd or dvdrom drive first boot by pressing - or + or pageup or pagedown to modify. When you already changed the boot sequence press F10 key to save the settings then press Y. While restarting insert the Microsoft CD installer and when ask you for press any key, press any key to boot or start booting from cd or dvdrom drive. Let the cd installer run and when the computer ask for enter, repair or skip press R for repair. Then it will load to repair setup, type 1 for c:\windows and press enter. Type fixboot and enter and press Y for yes after that type fixmbr and enter and press Y for yes then type exit. After that wait to restart your computer and eject the cd installer and the computer will automatically load to windows. Have a good day!
Please resort to your installation discs that came originally with your computer package. Those install discs can be used as recovery discs. Try to do an OS repair install from those discs. If the problem still persists, I would suggest to wipe and format the hard disk and start a clean installation again. I understand your warranty expired but if it was only let's say three days ago, it should still be disputed. If your new installation doesn't work either, then I would suggest you contact your supplier to work out a replacement of your hard disk. Good luck.
Are you sure you don't have a usb or other device plugged into your computer. Your main hard drive should be disc 0. Disc 4 is usually a disc further down the line, like an external or something like that. If it indeed the case then you may be having a problem with the boot in your primary drive. Try booting the disc with a windows installation disc. load the dosc and boot, when it says so, hit any key to boot off cd. When windows loads, hit repair this installation. It will reboot when it is ready. If that doesn't take care of it, reload the disc again and try to restore the drive to an earlier time, like a day or two ago. If this doesn't work, you may have to get another hard drive and reload the system. Don't get rod of the other hard drive though because you may still be able to access the personal files off of it as long as it hasn't had a mechanical or electrical problem keeping it from spinning.
Boot your system from Install disk 1, and run disk utilities from the menu. run 'Check disk' until there are no more errors and then run 'check file permissions' until no more errors. Then reboot and try SAfari and SKype again. Hope his helps
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is what happen to your laptop is lower specs i thought..so you need to re-install the windows comptaible to your laptop and meet the specs...but before you do that you need to back up 1st your important files..
If your PC is still within the waranty period, kindly contact your PC vendor to fix the problem for you.
If the warranty period has already expired, please switch off your PC and remove all power sources and open up your CPU and check if the hard disk cables and the power supply is fine. Also check if there is any loose connection.
This should fix the problem, else please provide more details.