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 computer shoulda came with a disk and that would be your operating system disk so put it in, then start your computer and if it doesnt boot to the disk, then hit F2 and change the boot options and make it boot from the disk and so when it does boot, then thats when u can reinstall windows back to factory settings but i dunno about advent notebooks. in HP tho, u can do it from the start menu cuz the reinstall settings are already on your computer so ya dont need the disk
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.