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"Missing Partition" - Acer Recovery Disk

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  1. marcush24

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    I am experiancing really big problems using my Acer Travelmate 4202LMi Laptop.

    I cannot hear any sound, I cannot use my webcam, and I can't use the Acer Empowering Technology. I have tried to use the System Recovery disks to re-install windows... and It gets so far into installing it, then says "Cannot Install Operating System, Missing Partition" or something along those lines.

    I need a free and easy to use software that will allow me to re-install windows on my laptop using the recovery disk.

    Thanks for any help given!:)
     
  2. bonk

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    Have you tried going into safemode by tapping F8 on startup and choosing Safemode
     
  3. marcush24

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    What will that do?
     
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    I don't know what to do in SafeMode:S
     
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    Someone please help...:(

    Acer aren't very good at offering help, it's took them 3 weeks to reply, and all they said was "have you changed the partition sizes?". lol
     
  6. marcush24

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    Anyone? Im realy stressing out now:( I have been tryna suss it out all day! =(

    Any help would be very much appreciated =)
     
  7. bonk

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    Have you done anything to the hard drive before like partitioned it with any programs like partition magic
     
  8. marcush24

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    Nope! Nothing like that, is there a way to format my hard drive and re-install windows using the windows xp disk i have got?
     
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    What happened to cause you to what to use the recovery disk?
     
  10. marcush24

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    Right, I think it all started when I got this jkkjh.dll virus thing, so I just want to start my computer fresh again, format it, and what ever, any ideas?
     
  11. bonk

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    When you start your PC what do you get and what happens??
     
  12. marcush24

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    I just get the normal procedure... but with no sound, and then when I try and use webcam on msn, my webcam doesnt appear to be there, weird! lol

    I tried to recover my system... and the message I got was...

    Error # 1824
    Error: Partition not found
     
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    Have you ran any Virus scans?
     
  14. marcush24

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    Yep! No virus there, Im pretty sure it my partition that is missing. its just tryna get it back thats the trouble lol
     
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    What Anti-Virus program do you have?

    With recovery discs there is a hidden partition on your drive that the recovery disk needs to find....it may be corrupt
     
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