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Acer Aspire Extensa

When trying to load Operating System Error 0xA000000C occures will not go any further. This is on an Acer Aspire Extensa EX4620-4605. Is this serious or just a bad Hard Drive?

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  • NormFlom Mar 12, 2008

    Vista, the systen that cane with the Laptop

  • Mark Williams
    Mark Williams May 11, 2010

    I got the same problem on my emachines, trying to load xpsp2, or xpprosp2, but when I loaded winXPsp1, and then upgrading to Service Pack 3, I had no problem.

    which OS are you trying to install?

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The hard drive may not be bad, download MaxBlast Powermax as a bootable cd and run. Choose the option to re-certify hard drive. This option will not erase anything, just insure the hard drive is ok. If the MBR (master boot record) is corrupt it will attempt repair. If the re-cert goes ok, remove cd and reboot. If the OS still fails, re-install cd and choose option to low level format. This sets the hard drive to all zeros and will be detected as a RAW drive. Now reload OS. LINK

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Your problem is that your boot information is corrupted.. This is caused when the sector where the data is stored becomes a bad sector.. Reinstalling windows shud solve the problem.. You may contact me if u still have the problem

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