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Posted 13 March 2017 - 01:37 PM
Posted 13 March 2017 - 01:43 PM
Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:47 PM
Posted 13 March 2017 - 06:06 PM
This may be due to a bad drive. I would test the drive using UBCD. Create a bootable USB flash drive using Rufus and the iso file. Boot the flash drive and select Parted Magic at the menu. At the desktop select Disk Health and do the short/long tests. If the drive passes then you can use Rufus with an iso file of the OS.
What is the OS that was on the computer? Windows 7 or Windows 8? If Windows 7 is there a COA sticker on the bottom of the computer or in the battery compartment showing a legible key? It's possible you will not need to purchase recovery disks from Acer if you have a legible key on the COA sticker.
If you do not have a legible key then you can create an iso from a CD/DVD using Imgburn. Make sure you use a read speed of no faster than 4x if possible. Also when selecting Destination make sure the file is saved as an iso file.Use Rufus with the iso file to create the bootable flash drive.
Posted 14 March 2017 - 06:00 PM
Posted 14 March 2017 - 06:12 PM
I am also running into issues. None of the mirrors work. This is not normal. In the mean time you can download an iso of your Windows 7 version using this tool.
I will continue to look for a site to download the UBCD iso file.
Edit: Here is a direct download link for UBCD from Techspot.
Edited by JohnC_21, 14 March 2017 - 06:14 PM.
Posted 15 March 2017 - 02:56 PM
Posted 15 March 2017 - 03:07 PM
That was the correct setting, run from RAM. But, I think the download somehow was corrupted.
xz: (stdin) compressed data is corrupt
I was really stupid. I was clicking the links on the download page for UBCD. It's been awhile since I downloaded it. Download the iso again by selecting one of the mirrors and clicking one of the little drive icons.
If you still have issues you can download the iso of Seatools for DOS and use it with Rufus to create the bootable flash drive. When using Rufus select MBR for a partition scheme and leave all boxes as checked.
Edit: This could be a memory problem in which case you can download the iso file of Memtest+86 and let it run for at least 6 passes.
Edited by JohnC_21, 15 March 2017 - 03:32 PM.
Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:01 PM
Edited by cheez, 15 March 2017 - 06:12 PM.
Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:10 PM
Here is a direct link to the UBCD from the mirror in the US.
Edit: Click the green download link here for UBCD
Here is the direct link for the Seatools for DOS file.
I am not sure why Rufus says the file is non-bootable. I downloaded from the above link and Imgburn shows the iso as bootable as you can see from the attached image.
Edit Edit: You are not running Rufus from the flash drive are you? Rufus should be on your desktop when started.
Edited by JohnC_21, 15 March 2017 - 06:15 PM.
Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:20 PM
I got the same message from Rufus regarding MemTest86.
Just tried the new link for SeaTools and got the same message. Is there any other free utility to burn an ISO to a USB?
Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:25 PM
See my edited post. Are you running Rufus from the flash drive or from your desktop?
Another utility is Unetbootin but I am not sure it will work for Windows iso files. Click the disk image button and browse to the iso file. Press okay. Make sure your flash drive is listed in the dropdown box.
Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:27 PM
Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:37 PM
It's possible the latest version of Rufus is not compatible with your computer. You can download an older version here.
If Unetbootin does not work then try v2.4 of Rufus. The below link is for the portable version.
If you still get a fail try a different flash drive.
Edit: I came across another tool should Unetbootin fail. Don't download the beta version. In the second dropdown box you can select UBCD under System Tools. Then browse to the iso of UBCD. Format it FAT32.
Edited by JohnC_21, 15 March 2017 - 08:03 PM.
Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:58 AM
JohnC_21 I am sorry it will be a while before I can continue.
I am having major problems with my own computer. I am at the BSOD section trying to get some help. I will reply just as soon as I can as I am using some one elses PC right now.
My PC is a ,
Running Windows 10, 64 bit
Edited by cheez, 16 March 2017 - 02:20 PM.
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