Two issues really.
1) My dvd/cd unit will run with original discs including my xp set up, but will not read my own music discs that I have recorded. It's ok if I reinstall XP from fresh, but after a few hours it fails again.
2) When I select My Computer on the desk top, then right click for instance on drive C, this part of the system stops responding. So I cnrtl+Alt+Del to End Task, it shows My Computer Not Responding, it goes through the process successfully to end this process & comes back to my desktop successfully too. It locks up every time I try..
I have to use Start, All Programmes, Accessories, Command Prompt, if I need to format a floppy disc.
Any ideas please
Yours CT. Leeds
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Re: Acer Travelmate 2201LMi
Theres no prob with ur cd the prob is the software(usually codecs) download a program(media player)called vlc.just type vlc in search engine.
it can play every file youve ever heard of;comes complete will all codecs and its free.
for the other prob check device manager and look fro question marks or red crosses.
it could need updating or you may not have administer permission.
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You need to replace the DVD reader or use an external one, and obtain a windows install CD. Enter your model number on the acer website to get all of the required drivers. Obtain the drivers and put them on a CD before reformatting as you will not have the wifi drive to go get the drivers if you try and get the drivers after you format.
Acer computers come with a factory restore partition installed from the factory. The following instructions are direct from Acer's support website:
Note: These steps will return the system to the
original factory installation including all factory installed drivers
and applications. Back up all data prior to using this procedure.
Plug in the AC adapter and battery.
Turn the system on
Immediately, press ALT on the keyboard and start tapping F10. Continue holding ALT and tapping F10 as the unit boots up.
A screen stating "Starting Acer Erecovery" should appear. (Release ALT and stop tapping F10 at this point)
There will be 4 options: 1. Restore system to factory default 2. Restore system from user backup 3. Restore system from cd/dvd 4. Exit
Restore system to factory default
Enter the password created when eRecovery was first started.
Read the on-screen warning and choose Yes.
Click Next. The recovery process will start.
When recovery is complete the system will re-start and will need to complete the setup of Windows. When setup is complete a process will clean up the recovery files. Please be patient as this process can take 5-10 minutes or longer.
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The laptop has an eRcovery partition the will restore it to original condition.
Acer eRecovery At the Acer splash screen, you can press Alt and F10 (at the same time you would press F2 to enter the BIOS) to bring up a DOS style version of eRecovery. ·The unit is able to reload Windows from this mode faster then from CD. ·The password by default is 000000 (6 zeros) and it is displayed when you are asked for the password. ·Users are able to change the password in this mode for eRecovery only. ·The system can recover from the hidden image on the hard drive (PQService partition) or from CD/DVD media. ·It is possible to reload from the factory style CDs/DVD or the snapshots that the Windows version of eRecovery creates. If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe
Type of media settings might be the issue but making a
change for standard CD/DVD recording (it affects reading too) Issue can
be resolved. Right click on the CD/DVD drive (Usually D or E drive ) click
on properties and select and choose the recording option. Click the
enable CD recording for this drive option
on apply and OK. Try again. You may try after reboot the computer. If
issue persist please post so we can think about some alternate
My cd rom does not seem to be working at all. Lights come on and I can hear how it is reading a disc but when i go into the d drive its just blank. Haven't been using the pc for a while so i dont have the recovery cd anymore? Please help?