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Acer not booting up after reformatting

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by myndless, Oct 5, 2008.

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  1. myndless

    myndless Thread Starter

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    I have used the recovery discs on an Acer desktop. The computer will not boot up, the message being that Windows\system32\config\system is either missing or corrupt. Help please.
     
  2. thorsen67

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    Have you tried booting from the original O/S install disk?
     
  3. myndless

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    Hi, I tried that and it now appears that the problem is actually in the discs themselves as I managed to install WinXP from another disc without any problem. Now to contact Acer and see if they will supply me with another set of discs.
    Thanks for taking the time to reply to my question.
    Cheers,
    Myndless
     
  4. thorsen67

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    np Myndless, I'm sure will get you a new set once you explain the issue ;)
     
  5. leraje

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    My Acer has E-Recovery pre-installed with My OS (Vista) partitioned so i can reinstall easily.
    Dont you have the same,but with XP?
    If so Pressing Alt+F10 @ Acer Screen will give you installation options.
     
  6. myndless

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    Hi Leraje, That would have been the way to go but I didn't find that option. The computer has Symantec Ghost installed and it kept bringing up that screen no matter what I tried. At the moment, I have it working but will get new discs for it in case there are further problems.
    Thanks for replying. Cheers!
     
  7. myndless

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    Hi Thorsen,

    I will contact Acer and hope they are kind and replace the discs but I suspect there will be a charge. I will do my wheedling best to get them replaced at no cost though as the discs have never been used.

    Cheers!
     
  8. leraje

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    Np bro,
    I should have put in post it was more of a "for future reference" kinda post:).
    Also i notice in ur other post, "replacing disks", another service E-Recovery provides is to create your own back-up discs
    Example:
    1, Restore to factory settings.
    2, Restore to where you are now.
    3, Back-up drivers and software.
    Im not %100 sure this applies to you,I hope it helps in any way:)
     
  9. myndless

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    Thanks for the info, have made a note of it and will give it a go. :)
     
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