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Acer Aspire One - Can't Start up windows xp

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by n0bes, Oct 30, 2014.

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  1. n0bes

    n0bes Thread Starter

    Oct 30, 2014
    Hi there, I have an Acer Aspire One and for some reason it will not start up. Every time I turn it one it shows the start up Acer screen for about 3 seconds then immediately shows an error that reads: "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll Please re-install a copy of the above file". It is an Acer Aspire One Model NO: KAV10 and SNID: 91011971916. Also, everytime i try to use the recovery option by pressing ALT f-12 it takes me to the recovery screen but does not allow me to even choose a recovery option. There is no disc drive but I do have a flash drive available if that file is in fact download-able. Or if anyone has a recovery disc that can be transferred to a flash drive that would be great. Thanks in advance for your help.
  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Jan 9, 2005
    Hi, ALT + F10 when pressed at start up should bring up the Acer eRecovery environment.

    At the Acer eRecovery screen
    Choose the Recovery Actions - select Next.
    Choose the Restore option.
    There may be two to choose from, System Restore/Recovery - Reinstall Application/Drivers.
    Choose System Restore/Recovery.

    But all of your data and files will be lost and overwritten.
    To try and save any needed data and files use a USB External DVD Drive - similar to one shown here.

    Either use the DVD drive to re-install an operating system - or use the Linux Live Cd to find and save needed data and files.

    How to use Linux live Cd to backup files from a dead Pc
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