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Reinstalled windows xp profesional after hd crash. Did not have the original acer aspie 5100 recovery disc to install. Now the cd dvd rom is not recognised by laptop

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  • belicca Aug 31, 2008

    Hi, sorry not very technical here but do know i had vista instlled before the crash. i have the vista upgrade cd but cant install it cos the d drive not working. how can i get vista installed now???

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If you originally had Vista on then the bios is updated from the older XP bios and wont see the drive, check here for bios downloads, or put Vista back on.

If you have a full XP disc you will need to do a full format and installation, do not use somebody elses restore disc as it's not the complete windows that you will need.

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    andrew pester Aug 31, 2008

    sorry, forgot the link to Acer site



    http://global.acer.com/support/download....

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    andrew pester Aug 31, 2008

    i have a vista upgrade cd and yo will find it is also a full version, you may need to get into the bios F2 on start up ans set the cd drive as first boot device, then put in vista dvd and restart pc, then press enter when prompted to boot from cd

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I have lack knowledge when using computers, please teach me how to reformat my acer aspire m5640?


Hi ourkiddys...
How to reinstall the Operating system on your computer

Select models, with Microsoft Windows, have the ability to have the Operating System reinstalled from a hidden partition built into the computer.Note: During the process, all data stored on your computer will be overwritten. This means all your files, such as email and photos, will be erased. Therefore, we recommend making a backup of all personal data before starting the recovery process.
To start the system recovery:
1.Restart the computer.
2.When the Acer logo appears on the screen, press the Alt and F10 keys repeatedly.
3.If you are prompted with a Microsoft Windows boot screen, press the Enter key.
4.After the system recovery application has loaded, follow the prompts to reinstall the Operating System.
If the ability to reinstall from the previous method is not available or fails, recovery of the Operating System will need to be from Recovery Media. If you do not have a set of Acer Recovery Media, you may purchase the set online from the Acer Recovery Media Order Form..
Note: If your computer does not have an internal optical disc drive, an external optical disc drive will be required in order to recover the Operating System using Acer Recovery Media.
1.Restart the computer.
2.When the Acer logo appears on the screen, press the F12 key repeatedly to enter the computer's Boot Menu.
3.Press the CD-ROM drive eject button and insert the disc labeled System CD.
4.Close the CD-ROM tray.
5.Refer to on screen instructions to select either CDROM or USB CDROM.
6.The computer will boot from the Acer Recovery Media
7.When prompted for the Recovery CD, remove the System CD and insert the Recovery CD.

Note: If there are multiple Recovery CDs, please insert the first of the Recovery CDs.

8.After the system recovery application has loaded, follow the prompts to reinstall the Operating System.
Note: if your computer is unable to run the Acer Recovery process, or errors occur during recovery, please contact Acer support.
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Dell dimension 5100 original partitions have been wiped .. Now need to reinstall xp . I can not. Selected boot device not available. can not do ctrl-f11 anymore of course btw just in case you were thinking...


If you are getting message the message "selected boot device not available" that is because you have do not have a bootable HDD (Hard Disk). Please do the following:

Insert the Windows XP Operating system Disk.
Restart the computer and start Tapping the F12 key, It will give you the boot options.
Select to boot from CD/DVD-Rom
When prompted press any key to boot from CD-Rom
Once the computer is booted from CD, follow the instructions to install the Operating system.
Note: You can also go to BIOS (by pressing F2 or Delete) and change the boot device to CD-ROM

Once you finish installing the Windows Operating system. You can go ahead with installation of your Linux Operating system. After you finish Installing Linux you will get the option in GRUB to select the Operating systems.

If you have already installed Linux and want to install the Windows, Follow the same procedure but it will directly boot Windows after you finish Installing Windows. You will have to write the GRUB again for your Linux system.

Please get back for any further assistance.

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Recovery pro lost power during my recovery of origonal settings


You can still install windows xp without the recovery disc. Just buy a windows xp installer then download the v2 premier driver in the net.

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Please help! Acer Aspire one, mod No ZG5, will not start windows. Missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system 32\hal.dll. Please reinstall a copy of the above file. But it came with no disk ???


You need to reinstall windows, I think. You can also try to use yhe Recovery console to recover the selected file ( in your case hal.dll). But for that you have to get the windows installation cd/dvd first.

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"this copy of windows must be activated..."


Hello!

Im affraid to answer this question because im sure that you rate me 'thanks for trying" but its ok as long as i can help.

well, In most cases, that problem will be resolve by directly going to the insternet and activate.

this statement is also correct" boot from the CD/DVD." Are you sure that the cd/DVD is ok. ? If the original CD is a bootable disc then you have no problems . You should reinstall using the original CD.
1. at frist boot, press'F2" of "Delete" to enter the bios setup.
2. find the first boot setting and change it with CD rom and then pres "F10" to save and exit the setting.
the sytem will restart automatically. then press any key to boot from cd rom.

You are done.

please tell me the problems if this solution won't apply i will give you further solution.
best regards, melnavz

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I made a system recovery of Vista, then ran it and it worked, I installed Unix Ubuntu and decided I didn't like it. I went to re-install vista using my system recovery and it failed, do you know how I can...


Hi!

I understand that you had Vista installed on your computer, then installed Ubuntu, decided you didn't like it, and now want to reinstall Vista, but your system recovery disc does not work, correct?

From you description, I presume you did a full install of Ubuntu, which will require a full reinstallation of Vista to restore it. If you still have your original Vista install disc, load it into your CD-ROM drive and follow the prompts to reinstall Windows. If you can't find your install disc, or if you were never provided one, contact Microsoft's customer support and ask them how to get a new one. You can also ask them about getting new system recovery discs, which could also help revive your system.

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Hp computer


You can repair that by booting your system using the CD ROM and the select to repair windows.

If ever this will not solve then;
You should backup your files and reinstall the windows operating system.

In installing operating system you need the following:
1 windows bootable disc/ Operating System REcovery Disc
2.Cd /DVD rom


Boot your system any of this CD/DVD disc and then follow the on screen instruction.

After installation, don,t forget to install the drivers of your system that was enlosed in your system.

If ever there problem arising this solution please notify me for further support.

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System is going to crash soon


Assuming that you have Windows XP home, here is a link that explains how to do a reinstall.
Scroll down about halfway to where it says "Steps to XP clean install"
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

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Powermate ES setup cannot find hard drive


Do you have the recovery discs that originally came with the computer? If you do, I would use these to reformat the hard drive and reinstall windows. This would be the fastest option.

To do this:
Insert the disc into the CD-ROM
During boot-up and before the 'Use last known good configuration screen' you're speaking of, it'll ask you do 'hit a key to boot from CD' -- Do so
Follow the on-screen instructions. Your objective is to clean the hard drive completely (reformat) and reinstall windows (recover).

If you do not have the recovery disc that came with the computer, you can use the exact same steps above with a Windows XP disc. Be sure to 'format' and 'install' windows--not just 'repair.'

Re-boot computer when all finished.

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