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ACER ASPIRE 5516-5474 OS Issue

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by w1ndr74, Dec 31, 2010.

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  1. w1ndr74

    w1ndr74 Thread Starter

    Dec 31, 2010
    I am new so i apologize if this is in the wrong section.

    I have an Acer Aspire 5516-5474
    "Desktop Replacement Notebook"

    Originally it had;

    Windows Vista Home Basic OEMAct
    Acer Incorporated

    It has a Western Digital Scorpio Blue 250GB Sata HDD
    i put in it. It originally had same kind of HDD just a 160

    You peoples are extremely intellegent. At least I think so
    from what i read.

    So here is my issue, the laptop came at a very nice price.
    no real software issues except for my own personal
    software I added to it ( or tried to ). Vista just does not
    like alot of my games, and software similar.

    So I went to the Acer site and saw "Windows XP Pro 32"
    drivers. Since I have an original disc from the same place
    i bought the 5516 I swiped the drive clean, and started
    the attempt to install my XP.

    I got to the part where i would press F6 to add any other
    drivers, but my iastor.sys file ( or whatever it is called )
    keeps telling me that it is corrupted. Now I have no clue
    where to get a copy that is not corrupted. Since I cannot
    seem to locate where I got the first set of drivers on the
    acer website. Yes I went to the process i did when i first
    got the drivers. (Those click menus that have the beyonce
    thing that goes "to the left to the left" as you make your

    if you send me an instant message, i am online most of the
    time i just may be invisible. Just let me know you are contacting
    me about this thread when you send an instant message.

    Thank you all very much for your assistance & time.

    Have a very blessed 2011

    - Wonder
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