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Will not boot even from recovery media disks

My Averatec just died overnight. I went to reboot and it wouldn't get past the first screen before shutting down so I hit F2 real quick to check set up, boot sequence etc....nothing changed, so I messed around and tried changing stuff to help. I went back to original settings since nothing worked. So as a last resort I used my recovery disks. The computer reads the disks but when I press to continue I now receive an error message #256, a problem occurred trying to install factory image drive- recovery failure. Any guesses? Have I lost my hard drive and/or motherboard?

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  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2008

    Yes I do have the same problem with my C3500 my media recovery won't work either and shows error 256.

  • rdc276 Aug 07, 2008

    my pc flash for boot,but it is not booting.

  • juan169tc Dec 09, 2008

    I have teh same problem with my 3700. I even reinstalled Xp and it does nothing.

  • babyrooty Apr 29, 2009

    Hi, I have same model of Averatec C3500 tablet notebook , but I lost my factory image drive- recovery CD, if anyone can give me 1 copy or send the file over internet , please let me know , my email address is babyrooty@gmail.com ... thanks !! MC

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If you have an XP disk, or even one you can borrow, you might want to try to see if you can boot from that. I have one of those machines that I run with regular XP, I wish you well. A still small voice told me to get the extended warranty, and I am so grateful. Since buying mine in Nov 2004, it's gone in for factory warranty at least 12 different times.

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