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My Acer Aspire 5004WLMi Crashed and will not boot with Acer recovery disks

This computer suddenly would not start Windows. I made the mistake (I think?) of assuming it was the hard drive loosing it's will to live and changed out the hard drive. That was not the problem... I"M AN IDIOT!!! Okay, soooo moving on. I put the Acer hard drive back in and tried again to use the recovery disks.

I set the bios to boot from the cdrom and I get this message.

"File \i386\System32\ntoskrnl.exe could not be loaded.
The error code is 4

Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit."

What the? Can any of you guys help?

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  • jareerha Jan 29, 2009

    I have the same problem with Acer Ferrari 4000. I managed to get to the boot menu, but whatever option I choose I end up with black sceen.

    Any suggestions ?

  • Raymond Dennis Feb 23, 2009

    If you don't have operating system how can you system restore????

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    I repaced hard drive in my Acer notebook. During system recovery (using the disks), I recieve an unexpected error during windows 7 startup services. Does any one have a suggestion on what to troubleshoot and how?



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Turn on your computer when it stars to boot up simultaniously press F8 button run for safe mode then try to launch system restore.

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