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disk read error, press ctrl, alt, delete to restart


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#1 erbutterfield

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 04:50 PM

Was trying to reuse an older Acer Aspire M5640 to make a PC-DVR.  I had a recovery disk that was made by best buy's geek squad when this computer was purchased.  So, since all the data had already been transfered to a new computer years ago, I figured i'd just format the disk and use the recovery disk to reinstall everything.  Recovery disk is clearly marked as 1 of 1, however after getting to about 57%, i got a message to please insert next disc???  i didn't have another disk?  

 

After realizing that this was a big problem i didn't know what to do.. I went ahead and powered it down & tried to start over, but on boot up i get the disk read error.  Pressing ctrl, alt, delete doesn't restart the system either.  I have to power it off manually.  

 

I borrowed a buddy's windows vista install disk figuring maybe i could boot from it and just enter my key.  When i hit f12, it brings up the boot menu and I selected booting from the cd/dvd drive and it goes directly to the disk read error screen.

 

I'm lost,  anyone experience this or have an idea?  I would appreciate your help.

 

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 04:56 PM

Are you 100% sure that your Vista installation from friend is working? It looks like it doesn't do boot from installation media. I remember some problems with Vista installation not seeing HDD drive untill formatted from another PC but this shouldn't be the issue in your case.


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#3 erbutterfield

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 02:09 PM

I think it's good.  Not sure exactly how to tell if it's good or not? Is there a way to tell without installing it on my windows 8 computer i'm also guessing i'll have to go to the Acer website and download all the drivers for the system since the recovery disk isn't working....  any suggestions?






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