My system will not reboot. I have used the original start-up disks that came with the computer. Followed all the instructions and still get a message that tells me a file is missing or corrupt windows/system32/config/system
One of the error messages was Diskette Drive Failed
File is missing or corrupt windows/system32/config/system on a etower 500is. Ive tried several different was. One completely reformat the hard drive. But, ran in to some problems, because the c: drive got change to a: when I was trying to upload a different software which started this problem. I'll let you know if I succeed.
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Re: Computer won't reboot
Check your BIOS settings, specifically the diskette drive setting. Next, check the cabling to the drive itself.
Your problem may have nothing to do with the diskette drive, but check it out.
Next, have someone download hard drive diagnostics for the brand of drive in the machine. You could have errors on the drive, and a diagnostic program may locate, repair them.
The startup disks, these do a full system restore, reinstall of the operating system? The machine will boot from the first startup disk and begin the reload process?
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Hi, you can try the following process: RESTORE COMPUTER TO ITS ORIGINAL SETTINGS WITHOUT RECOVERY CDs
This process will restore the c:drive with the original software that is installed when youpurchase your netbook. follow the steps to rebuild the c:drive which will be reformatted.
Check the BIOS settings
-Make sure the acer d2d (disk to disk) recover setting in MAIN is ENABLED
-Exit the BIOS and save changes. the system will reboot.
- Activate the BIOS by pressing the F2 key as your computer starts up.
TO START THE RECOVERY PROCESS (here's where it didn't do anything)
-Start the system
-While the acer logo is showing, press alt and f10 at the same time to enter the recovery process.
-Refer to the onscreen instructions to perform system recovery
The error PXE-E61: Media test failure usually means the hard diskhas failed or the hard disk needs re-seating or the disk controller is faulty.First - re-seat the harddisk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot andgo into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If itdoesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty.Then the hard drive needsto be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer orlaptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioningcomputer/laptop again.
You need to give more specifics please. If your original operating system is not working, then it can either be repaired with a operating system disk by inserting the disk and rebooting it and following the repair console instructions or just by reinstalling the OS from the disk for a new operating system.