I’ve searched quite extensively and have not been able to find somebody with a situation like this. Here we go….. computer is acer aspire 5741 with windows 7 (64 bit). my dad send me this computer to try and fix and he hasn’t been very helpful with how the computer got to this point. All I want to do is install a fresh copy of windows.
I have the 1 acer system disc as well as the 3 acer system restore discs. I turn on the computer (without a disc in the drive) and I get a screen that says: “PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable”, PXE-M0F: Exiting broadcom PXE ROM”, “BOOTMGR is missing”, Press control alt delete to restart.
With the system disc in the drive it loads the files needed to begin an install of windows and brings me to the point of choosing one of three options : restore to factory defaults, restore to previous point and exit. I choose factory defaults, it then asks for disc one. I put it in , then after trying to find the disc it ejects it and says to insert disc one again.
I don't understand why the dvd would pick up the system disc but not the restore disc. I have physically cleaned the restore disc but that didn't help.
Any directions would be appreciated. Thanks in advanced.