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Acer 6920 Vista reinstall disk give error 0xd00000a error

Q: Acer 6920 Vista reinstall disk give error 0xd00000a error

I have an Acer 6920, Vista, and I have taken the following actions after the computer would not boot:
a. ordered reinstall disk from Acer
b. reinstalled the system using the four disk
c. worked with computer normally for three weeks
d. encountered the original problem again of not booting
e. tried to go back to factory settings using the reinstall disk from Acer
f. after 65%, encountered the 0XD00000A error
g. tried again, and encountered the same error

Is this a Vista problem, an Acer problem, or something that happens often?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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hi guys first off all let me start by saying that i did not know how to exactly describe my problem so i just gave it a shot .

i have a acaer aspire 6920 laptop that suddenly started to give problems such freezing and random restarts. i tried ti do a system restore but that does not work . i have tried a new installation of win 7 - 64 bit. but always during the installation the laptop reboots ( all this time i had the charer plugged in)

i took out the hard drive and put it in an other laptop to do the fresh install of windows 7.

now when i try to start my aspire back up with the freshly installed windows 7 the pc goes into a reboot loop ( when plugged in charger).

when the charger is plugged out i can use the laptop normally till the battery is drained , as soon as i plug in the charger the laptop reboots again.

and now for the strange part when i boot in safe mode i can use the charger just fine no reboots now i am very confused .

if i have not described the problem well pls ask for more info

thx in advance

Niguel Gunther
Cinema Projection & IT
TBL Cinemas

A:[SOLVED] acer aspire 6920 reboots when on charge [moved from Vista/7]

Is the A/C adapter original?

Check MSCONFIG for start-up apps related to Acer Power. Uncheck box if found -
START | type msconfig

Regards. . .



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I really hope someone can help me with this. I have googled for a few hours, but all of the offered solutions don't work.

Basically, I have an 8GB imation usb and an 200 GB old laptop drive which is in an external housing. 2 weeks ago, I wanted to use my USB (after I had used it earlier that day) but instead of working, it told me I had to insert a disk. Later that week, my external HD gave me the same error. I am currently thinking it's a problem in the script of my netbook, so I am afraid to use any other external things on my netbook and planning on reinstalling windows if I can gather more proof.

This however doesn't fix my external media. Next to that error, I can't do anything with it, it won't let me format, change anything, and it doesn't show any available space (0kb used and free).

So far I have tried changing the drive path (google suggestion nr 1 - had to do it via regedit because I cannot acces the usb or harddrive in any other way), tried to format it with cmd, tried several recovery programmes, but they either don't detect the drive or when they detect the drive, it shows as 0kb and then I still can't do anything with it.

If anyone has any suggestions, I really don't know what to do anymore...
Kind regards,

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Hi there,

I have Acer Aspire 6920G and dual boot installation of Windows 7 RC build 7100 & original Windows Vista Ultimate.

The problem is with my CD/DVD dvice - it simply does not read any CD DVD disks.
The driver in device manager is in OK satus - MATSU*HITA BD-CMB UJ-120 ATA Device.

so any ideas ?... workaround would be fine as well

A:CD/DVD device Acer Aspire 6920

2 solutions. Replace the drive or open it yourself and gently clean the lens with a tiny amount of rubbing alcohol on a q-tip.

A firmware update, if one is available, could help but I doubt that.

Do Blu-Ray disks work alright?

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I've installed XP on this machine at the request of an elderly person who is used to using XP. I've found all other drivers except:

Modem device on high definition audio bus

Acer's site does not have drivers available for XP on this particular model. Is anyone able to help out with this?

Thanks very much.

A:Acer Aspire 6920 Drivers

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I have an Acer Aspire 6920 with Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and can not find the drivers (Even from Acer Website and Windows Update) For the following:

-Sim Card Reader
-Fingerprint Reader (and software)
-Media Control (Seems to work, but the volume does not follow the pad properly)

I have been on the Phone with Acer Support due to a battery problem (the battery is not charging) and they say it's due to Windows 7, as opposed to the battery being dead (I just received my laptop back from Acer repair due to the motherboard being dead, who knows how the handled the laptop, I obtainned it back with several deep dinks which where not there when it was shipped) so maybe I need the right driver for it to.

Acer wants me to reinstall their Vista OEM - not going to happen.

Please, Help :-(

A:Acer Aspire 6920 - Many Drivers

We can safely say that it is not Windows that is preventing the battery from charging. Did Vista have the correct drivers for the hardware you mentioned? Vista drivers are also compatible with 7, in case there are no 7-exclusive drivers.

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I've installed XP on this machine at the request of an elderly person who is used to using XP. I've found all other drivers except:

Modem device on high definition audio bus

Acer's site does not have drivers available for XP on this particular model. Is anyone able to help out with this?

Thanks very much.

A:[SOLVED] Acer Aspire 6920 Drivers


Open the Device Manager
Right Click on the Device in question
Details Tab

In XP the VEN_ #### and DEV_ #### is located under Device Instance ID
In Vista and Win7 the VEN_ #### and DEV_#### is located under Hardware ID

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I just installed Windows 7 RC1 on my Acer 6920 and cannot get the media pad on the left hand side of the keyboard to work. I installed the Acer Empowering Technology Framework and Launch Manager. When I press the Empowering Technology button at the top of the keyboard, it says "Operating System Not Supported". Not surprising. When I try and control the volume, the Launch Manager crashes and Windows gives me an error. I put both the Launch Manager and Empowering Technology exes in Vista compatibility mode and run them as an administrator for good measure. Has anyone found a work around for the Acer Empowering Technology? I have become very fond of these controls and would really like to get them working.

A:Issue with Acer 6920 media control pad

Right click the .exe and choose troubleshoot compatibility and then follow the wizard to install the software.

Let me know how it goes!

Good Luck

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I really need help PLEASE! I have a Velocity Micro Programix e2240 Desktop and was attempting to remove Vista Ultimate and install XP.

After successfully removing Vista, when I tried to setup XP, I keep getting this error:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. The file is setupdd.sys and the following line is: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

Other information for this error is this:


*** STOP: 0x00000050 ()xE5136708, 0x00000000, 0xF77EF9A8, 0x00000002
*** setupdd.sys ? address F77EF9A48 base at F77C8000, DATESTAMP 41107c8f

Also it tells me to Disable BIOS Memory Options such as: Caching and Shadowing, (I don't know how to do that). And lastly, when I am able to get to the windows setup screen. I see this:

Unknown Disk
<There is no disk in this drive.>
Unknown Disk
<There is no disk in this drive.>
Unknown Disk
<There is no disk in this drive.>
Unknown Disk
<There is no disk in this drive.>

I need help please, I can't fdisk or format a drive because none is recognized. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you in advance.

A:Vista setupdd.sys error and Unknown Disk error

I'm having the same problem!!!

can anyone help?

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I'm posting this cause maybe it could be helpful to anybody in the same situation that I was.

After events in my Z930, I decided to reinstall my Laptop to Out-Of-Box state. In my first time I was given an error, which I couldn't understand, so I did this in the second attempt:

1. Get in Bios and set the SATA CONTROL MODE to COMPATIBILITY
2. Erase all SSD, data, partitions, sectors...etc ALL

The second attempt was sucessful!

A:Got error using recovery disk to reinstall Windows 7

Usually if the problem is SATA option solution should not be BIOS option change but SATA driver load before Win7 installation starts. With enabled SATA option (not compatibility mode) the HDD will work properly and with full performance.

Your solution is just workaround and some kind of temporary solution.

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I started having some issues with my Vista box yesterday - it was slowing down, taking minutes to open folders, apps like Firefox were freezing, etc. Today I ran some scans (Spybot, etc.), found nothing but cookies. Went to install Adaware, at the end of install it asks for a reboot. On reboot, after the bios screen, I get "Disk Access Error, ctrl-alt del to restart." Same thing no matter how many times I restart.

Eventually, I somehow get a screen that says "There was a problem with Windows, blah blah blah, put in your Windows disk and run a repair installation." I never got a repair option, I kept clicking ahead thinking I would get to it, next thing I know I'm apparently reinstalling Vista. Runs through the install, comp reboots, goes right back to the "Disk Access Error."

Safe Mode, Last Good Configuration, nothing seems to work. I'd like to get this up and running gain, since I use it for my job (and have a lot of work to get done). I also have some files on the hard disk I need to not lose, if possible (please let it be possible).

It's a Vista 64 system, 4 gigs of RAM, 250 gig drive, can't remember exact processor speed off the top of my head.


[Update - another try at Safe Mode, it loaded a bunch of .sys files, then hung]
[Update again - sometimes, it loads the .sys files, gets to a blank screen with a functional mouse, then reboots itself]

A:Disk Access Error - can't boot or reinstall

Ok, I got the repair disk to run. I get a message telling me to remove any removable storage devices that may have been attached, then reboot. I've removed everything except the mouse (USB) and keyboard (non-USB). Still no good.

The repair diagnosis details shows all tests completed successfully except one.

"Root cause found:
Failure while setup is in progress."
Any ideas?

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This the laptop in question:

This model has a touch-sensitive multimedia control panel that lost all functionality when i installed Windows 7 64bit. Does anyone know of anyone known drivers or work-a-rounds that could get this to work.

Thanks in advance...

A:HELP: Acer Aspire 6920 Multimedia Control Panel

I think if you install the Acer Launch Manager from thier site, it should restart the panel.

My Daughter has the 8930g, and the same thing happened. The launch manager cured it.

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Hoping you can help. We have done a new install of Win 7 64 bit OEM across 2 disks (40gb for the OS C:, 200gb for work D:). All was fine until booting last night..

Booted and logged in, came up with an error message "C:\program files (x86)\cyberlink\power2go\xxx.dll is either not compatible with this operating system or is corrupt and cannot be loaded" (my apologies I did not note the precise name of the DLL)

And the drivers for the audio and the network card wouldn't work, all with the yellow exclamation mark in the device manager list. Ran the diagnostic tools which advised there were errors on the C drive and chkdsk should be run. scheduled this to run on next reboot but this failed so went to the repair functions on the OS CD

Ran the repair utility from the operating system from the original CD. This seems to have repaired the disk but the .dll error remained. Uninstalled Cyberlink power2go which stops this error but the drivers for audio and network still won't load or re-install and I'm now stuck.

Could you kindly advise what I should do next?

Incidently the 40gb hard disk SMART monitoring reported no errors or impending failure when we installed the operating system. The machine is used mainly for video work using adobe premier pro.

Thanks once again..

A:Win 7 64 bit won't load / reinstall drivers after disk error repair

If OEM version used for re-install that came with the system, it dictates what goes where. Is the 240GB HDD the original drive?

If so, re-install Windows 7 and let it handle Disk Management. You can always shrink the OS partition to make up another if you wish.

Regards. . .



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I'm trying to reinstall XP and reformat the hard drives to get a completely clean system on my computer.

I put the Windows CD in to boot from CD and get to the screen where it tells you to press enter to set up Windows. I press it then it gives me an error saying setup can't continue because a hard disk drive is not detected. It also says to check and see that it is plugged in.

When I boot it up normally, the hard disk seems fine...

Any help would be greatly appreciated

thank you

A:Trying to reinstall XP, undetected hard disk drive error

Do you have a Serial ATA hard drive?

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Hi, I'm new to this so am hoping i give all the correct information regarding my problem.

Windows Defender popped up earlier on informing me of a trojan and asking if it was to be removed, i said yes and continued on my merry way, installing a game, when i started to get lots of pop-ups, i closed them all and then had another 4 or so trojans discovered on my computer, so thought a restart, as i'd been told by WD, would be the best bet. My game had just installed when my puter turned itself off and since then, all i got was a looping blue screen and the screen that says to repair or start normally, if i choose repair, it comes back to the same screen, if i choose normal, it goes straight to the blue screen.

I have downloaded, on mothers pc, a vista recovery disc, done F8 and changed to boot from cd/dvd drive and now i'm stuck with a pc dos screen (or is it a command prompt screen?) and nothing i put into the command lines will make it boot.

It's and Acer Aspire 6920 laptop, running Vista, all service packs and updates have installed with no problems, to my knowledge anyway.

I'm sorry i haven't got any screenshots and i also apologise if this is comfusing or i've left out any relevant information that you need to know.

Can anyone help??

A:Blue screen issues with acer aspire 6920 laptop

Please provide this information: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

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Hello, I would be very grateful for a solution to this problem.

My Acer 6920 has been working happily with Windows 7 64 bit for maybe a year or so. Recently I left it on top of the fridge in hibernate mode for a few days. Upon trying to start the computer Windows 7 progressed to ?windows is starting? logo then blue screened and turned off.

Since then any restart gives me two and only two options.

1. Launch startup repair ? selecting this option leads to a black screen with a mouse pointer - I left it overnight and it was still the same. I never get to see startup repair.

2. Start windows normally ? this leads to the blue screen.

I have tried using my windows 7 usb to boot into the repair options that are on the windows install disk, but after it says ?windows is starting? I am left staring gormlessly at another black screen with a mouse pointer.

I shall as a last resort take the laptop to the acer repair shop here, but would love to get it fixed myself. It is quite important that I rescue my work documents; they were last backed up a month ago.

But as it stands I cannot see how I could even format and reinstall windows 7. Nothing works.

Following the advice on this page I have now put Hiren's boot cd onto a bootable usb, and have seen the first signs of life from the laptop. The mini XP will not load up, but the Parted Magic program did load.

Parted Magic was able to read the files on the D drive partition, mainly music and movies but I did find ... Read more

A:Acer 6920 - BSOD or Black screen with mouse pointer

Every step possible to start unbootable WIn7 is in the tutorial.

You must start at the top of the steps to disinfect the OS or it may not repair.

Try running Startup Repair from the installer (which is provided) or System Repair CD. Did you assure Win7 is marked Active as instructed?

If you take it to a shop without completing the steps then you have not done the work. You even have everything you need to either run Acer Factory Recovery or get the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 .

Start at Step 1 and work your way through every step in the actual order, not pick and choose.

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I have an Acer Aspire 5920 with Vista home premium 32-bit. It has been very sluggish and I wanted to go back to factory settings. I followed the instructions to run the recovery off the d drive. After about 30 minutes the system rebooted and i got a disk read error Press Ctrl +Alt + Del to restart. This just continues with a loop.

I had made recovery discs when I bought the machine in 2008, but can't access them with the disk error. I can reach the bios and have the cd drive as 1st in the boot order.

Any insight or help on getting this machine back in business.


A:Solved: Disk Read Error - Acer Aspire

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It started a long time ago i tried to restore the factory settings on my laptop then itshut done completely and when i star it up i get the same error
"A disk read error has occured"
" Press Ctrl + Alt+ Delete to restart "

I press that then the same message again

It is a laptop Acer aspire 5630 with windows vista

Please help thanks.

A:Disk read error Acer aspire 5630

Bump :d

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Well I tried the windows vista beta, just to see what all the new features was like but then I couldn't play any of my pc games and it became a bit of a problem. So then I wanted to install my windows xp back on my computer. And right before it gets to the Agreement page in the XP setup (Where you agree with F8). I will get the blue screen of death.

that's the exact screen I will get before windows can even get to the agreement in the setup.

1. I tried formating, since windows vista only allows me to format. As well as use killdisk. Both didnt help the problem.

2. I bought a new hard drive and tried to install my windows xp on it, same error happened as well. with the blue screen of death at the same exact place.

So now I'm stuck with this vista beta version and can't get my windows xp back on my computer and I been trying for about two to three days now.

May someone please help me so I can get back to my computer gaming.

Thank you for you generosity,


heres my pc specs.



My computer uses SATA Hard drives. I bought a new one expecting it to work but when I tried to install my windows xp on it, It did the same error on the new hard drive.

For the version of vista I have the

Windows Vista? Ultimate (6.0, Build 6000) (6000.vista_rtm.061101-2205)
and console recovery doesnt work. I deleted the FAT32 =( accidently with killdisk. I didnt know it would delete my Fat32.

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I installed Vista and now I am getting a 802.11n broadcom code 10 error.

I have the driver utilities cd that came with my laptop (dell 1525 inspiron) and it tells me that I have the most updated version of 802.11n on my computer.

I have found various websites with drivers to download and a new problem arises.

I have to save the files to a flash on my desktop and download them onto my laptop but, I get the following error "Application download did not succeed. Check your network connection, or contact your system administrator or network service provider"

so my question is actually 2.

is there a way to fix the broadcom 802.11n error 10 if it tells me I have the most up to date version
if I do not , for some reason have the most up to date drivers why can't I download them from my flash drive ( I have tried downloading directly from flash and also moving them to desktop and downloading from desktop but get the same error)

thank you

A:vista reinstall and 802.11n code 10 error

Try the drivers from Dell Support, although they are from 2008 -


Regards. . .



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Okay gang, I really need your help. I have an Acer 5100 that is about 3 years old. It has XP on it and recently I started to get crashes, Blue screen checking FAT32, and then the black load screen that would give 2 beeps and have the Error 0200.

I have replaced the HD(built the new HD with the recovery disk I made when I bought it) and the CPU. I have cleaned the fan, and there are no viruses, I even changed the boot sequences, and yes I have upgraded to the latest BIOS from Acer.

I was looking to see if the CMOS battery needed replacing and when I saw the area around the battery I thought maybe this is the problem but I am not experienced enough to know. It almost looks like it is melted but maybe it is glue???? THe BIOS are fine, the clock is ok, but it takes me a few times to get it started since it always makes me go into the BIOS at startup.

I have a couple of pics of the battery area that I could send you to check and let me know what you think. Just let me know of a way to contact you.

THanks in advance for any ideas.

A:Solved: Acer 5100 Error 0200: Failure Fixed Disk 0

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My sister's Acer Aspire One 722 running Windows 7 gives this message "A disk read error occurred. Press Control +Alt to restart" every time we try to start the computer. She did not download anything new or made any changes prior to this. However, she told me that before this happened she had put her computer to sleep, and when she tried to wake it up, it showed "For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller. Check cable connection! PXE-ROM: Exiting Intel PXE ROM. No bootable device--insert boot disk and press any key". So she forced shut down her computer. When she restarted, the countdown that always comes up whenever computer is forced shutdown came up, then a message about the computer performing a disk recovery and an automatic repair appeared. When that was finally finished, the option menu for starting windows normally or in safe mode came up. She chose to start normally. After an hour or two of use, the computer started lagging and eventually froze, so she forced shutdown again. She turned her computer back on and it was working normally, so she shut it down normally and went to sleep. Then today every time she start her computer the Acer logo would pop up normally but then it would say "A disk read error occured. Press Control+Alt+Del to restart". The BIOs menu (F2) is accessible, so is boot option menu (F12). I tried to access both Safe Mode with F8 and Acer eRecovery Console with Alt+F12 to no avail. This computer doesn't have a CD/DVD optical ... Read more

A:Disk Read Error, Acer eRecovery Doesn't Work, Can't Access Safe Mode

Hello and welcome c mate some system specs please cannot make any start until we know what we are dealing with
System Info - See Your System Specs

I see you are running Windows 8 too it might be an idea to post in there the site is at the top of this page and is run by the same folks as here and a lot of members myself included are registered there although I don't go there a lot.

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i need some help on a vista reinstall. I have an Acer Aspire 5610 and cant really find much documentation on this, let alone documentation that is actually of help. I purchased this laptop a while ago and feel its time for a reformat, ive come to a problem. i have a "windows anytime upgrade" disc, and no other disc. what do i actually need to reformat? I've done it on xp in the past, but completely new to vista

A:Acer Vista Reinstall?

I have a acer and have reinstalled vista.
You need to find E-Recovery and from there you can
Restore your comp to factory settings also make vista reinstall discs and backup your comp to discs.
hope this helps

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I'm going to reinstall vista since it did'nt come with disc.I'm going to using the system F10 and press alt.the splash screen comes up as windows xp??? and then moves on the screen of,what do you want to do? reinstall, repair etc. The question is its got vista installed i'm using it now. Why the XP splash screen??

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Hi there,

After logging onto Windows Vista on my PC, an error message pops up every time stating:

Title: Windows - No Disk

Exception Processing Message 0xC0000013 Parameters 0x761a023c 0x83A3cBC 0x761A023c 0x761A023c

| Cancel | Try Again | Continue |
After clicking any of the bottom buttons aroun 5 times, the message goes away.

How can i stop this popping up in the first place?


A:Windows Vista - No Disk Error Pop Up

Hello jonnydudz

You will get that error when the drive letter of a removable disk or other media drive connected to your PC clashes with an existing disk drive letter.

1.Click Start and type "Computer Management" in the search box.

2.Click on Computer Management

3.An Intermediate dialog box may appear stating "Windows needs your permission to continue". Click Continue to proceed.

4.In the Computer Management window, click Disk Management under Storage option.

5.You will find all the storage devices connected to your PC here.

6.To change the drive letter, right-click on the connected removable media and click the option Change Drive Letter and Paths...

7 Click on Change.

8.Select the drive letter you want to assign from the drop down.

9.To confirm, click OK.

10.Click Yes


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I have a Acer Aspire 7520 laptop that used to have Vista installed. I've been playing with it some and installed Ubuntu some time back. Got recovery and system disks from Acer to reinstall Vista but keep getting a window saying something about windows/vista not able to install with this hardware. I haven't changed any of the original hardware and have reformatted the drive with both fat and ntsf but get the same problems with hardware message.

A:Reinstall Vista on Acer Aspire 7520 Laptop

All Linux code must be deleted.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command - Windows 7 Forums
Partition or Volume - Delete - Windows 7 Forums
Partition or Volume - Create New - Windows 7 Forums

Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
1) Boot DVD & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
2) Boot DVD, & Windows 7 Forums command prompt)

Type in command line

SSD : Optimize for Windows Re-Installation - Windows 7 Forums

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I recently updated my laptop with the "Shut-Down and install updates" option when shutting down. The next time I started up the laptop I have the message "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

I have followed the restart instructions many times only to be prompted by the same message.

I this coincidence, or does it have something to do with the update.

I am at a loss for what to do.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thank-You

A:Vista Update/Disk Read Error

Try using a bootable hard drive diagnostic from the manufacturer of your hard drive. There's a list of the most common one's here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/

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I hard shut down my laptop(pushed the start button) and now whenever it starts up right after the "Toshiba in touch with tomorrow" it says disk read error. The only two options i have before that is click f2 for setup and click f12 for boot devise selection menu.
I left my laptop alone for a day thinking it might be overheating but the problem is still there.

A:Disk Read Error on Vista Toshiba

Hello AlextheShadow,
Here's what i would try, enter the Bios, go to boot section and set your cd/dvd drive as the 1st boot device, save and exit, (DONT FORGET TO CHANGE IT BACK AFTER), insert your windows disc and startup the computer,
when asked, boot from cd/dvd,
choose the repair option,
highlight your drive and repair,
this should repair/replace any damaged files stopping the bootup sequence. give it a go and post your results. good luck.

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I'm not a pro, when it comes to computers, so you may have to explain things to me...

My semi-new computer is having major problems...
(blackbird002, vista 32, 2G ram, hard drive failed/had bad sectors, within first 4 months, received a new HD, (of course lost things and had to reinstall all programs)
2 weeks ago vista wouldn't load, and I get a blue screen, and it kept trying to reboot...kept cycling. I called tec support for my computer (still under warranty) and they thought it was a motherboard problem.
I just put in the motherboard and still have the same problem...
I can't reinstall windows vista, and I can't boot up in any mode, (safe or otherwise)....I can get into setup, etc....but that's it.....
I can't repair , or anything....
last thing I loaded before the crash was a microsoft headset.... and of course I can't uninstall it because I can't get into windows...
I also put a new HD in 3 weeks ago...(it didn't seems to cause any problems...)...so I have 3 HD's two are my media and have some backup files and the 1st one has the OS on it....

When it works, its a great computer...
Any ideas?

Could it be the hard drive failing again?

I also now get an error code...
windows failed to load registry file corrupt or missing status; 0xc0000225
(looked it up , but didn't find any answers that seemed to apply to my problem....


A:vista won't load keeps trying to boot, can't reinstall vista from disk

Since it is still under warranty, send it back and demand they find and fix the issue. You paid for the warranty. They are being irresponsible in that regards.

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I have an Acer desktop purchased in 2011 and it has been working fine up until now. First it started freezing on its own, then i would get an error blue screen with a bunch of stuff written on it. Then I started getting disk error that with tell me to restart by pressing ctrl alt del but it would never work. So I decided to do complete system restore which stopped midway saying there was an I/O error. So I kept pressing ctrl alt delete when that messGe appeared and suddenly it started working fine. But after couple of days it started freezing Again and the ctrl alt del message has appeared up. I m totally lost!! Plse help

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A:Acer Desktop "Disk error occurred please press crrl+alt+del to restart"

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Hi New User - hope I get the etiquette right Have Hp compaq dx2450running Vista Business - vista ultimateamd athalon dual core proecessor5200 b2.70ghz4.00gb RAM32 bit systemDisc Device - WDC WD50 00AAKS - 60A7BSCSI DISC DEVICEC DRIVE IS SHOWING 48.4 GB is been used and there is on 365 mb of space left on a brand new install. I can confirm that the install only shows that I have used 4.0 gbHP suggested a fualty hard drive - (this is a replacement for a previous faultly drive when bought from New last month.) They suggested a fix sp42402.exe which unfortunately did absolutely zero. A new motherboard is on the back order as well as new disc , but cant help feeling that this may be virus related or vista related.here are logs from combofix and hijackthisComboFix 09-05-04.A0 - Peter 05/05/2009 14:21.2 - NTFSx86Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6001.1.1252.44.1033.18.3582.2392 [GMT 1:00]Running from: \\ange-pc\Top Utilities\My Top Tools\ComboFix.exe.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2009-04-05 to 2009-05-05 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2009-05-05 12:54 . 2009-05-05 12:54 -------- d-----w c:\program files\VS Revo Group2009-05-05 09:16 . 2009-05-05 09:16 -------- d-----w c:\programdata\SUPERAntiSpyware.com2009-05-05 09:16 . 2009-05-05 09:16 -------- d-----w c:\users\All Users\SUPERAntiSpyware.com2009-05-05 09:16 . 2009-05-05 11:35 -------- d-----w c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware2009-05... Read more

A:Error reading disk space - Vista ultimate

ComboFix logs should not to be posted or discussed outside the HijackThis forums. It is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.Please create a new topic in the Am I Infected forum.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/Explain the nature of your problem. Describe pop-ups and system tray or desktop icons that have appeared. Explain what is "going wrong" with your computer. Note any tools you have used and their respective results.If needed, we will direct you to our HJT Preparation Guide.This topic is now closed. The BC Staff

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Hi guys, I'm in need of some serious help! I'm running 64-bit Vista and have created a primary partition on which I installed XP. On booting up now I'm receiving the message 'Disk Read Error' press Ctrl, Alt + Del. I've loaded up with the Vista CD to repair the mbr, I've done it both by clicking Startup Repair and entering manual commands into the command prompt (bootrec.exe /fixMBR and bootrec.exe /fixBOOT) but I'm still getting the same error message and can't load into windows! help!!

A:Dual boot XP & Vista - Disk Read Error

Hello naveen_

Welcome to TSF

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I have a 4 mos. old Dell Dim desktop E520, IP dual core processor, 2GB Ram, 250 GB Sata II HD & Vista Premium.
And at start up I now see the error msg.
"Low Disk Space" you are running out of disk space on Recovery (D:)
Called Dell and learned that D is a partition of my HD and that I may need to make it larger....yikes way over my head! Or/and reset my back up parameters, which were set by Dell at factory. And I was told to search the internet for other users with the same problem!

The Back Up Failed error msg. directed me to delete old unneccesary files. So I emptied the recylcle bin and on the back up list I unticked what I thought would be large files: Music, Videos and TV shows (which I don't have anyway)...but no difference.
I have not set Restore Point as I figured that is only used when you actually want to restore... so maybe that's wrong?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thx.

A:Vista error: Back up failed Low disk space

your D drive[partition] on a brand name computer is the restore partition and is usually only around 10gig in size
you have to direct your backup to another drive or partition
i never back anything up apart from programs i buy and d/load and which i put on dvd disks,so i will have to leave it to someone else on how to direct the backup to somewhere other than D

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I recently purchased a Dell XPS 720 with Windows Vista Ultimate. The system has 4GB RAM and an Intel Core 2 Extreme processor. I've been very unsuccessfully attempting to troubleshoot a critical error with the Dell XPS support team. At random times, the system freezes, crashes and restarts itself. Upon re-boot, Windows indicates that the system has recovered from an unexpected error. Clicking on "find a resolution", Windows says it was caused by a "Hard Disk Drive Error" I have included a screenshot of the detals below.

I have tried several things ranging from system restores, basic hard drive diagnostics, 32-Bit hard drive diagnostic in the Dell startup menu, removing startup programs, Dell support center diagnostic system scans, Windows system health scan & reports, etc. All tests have indicated that the hard drive is operating well with no errors. My event log shows every instance of the bluescreen event, but offers no specific details - just that the shutdown was unexpected. I have refreshed my imaging file recently and have not had sufficient time to monitor the results.

It was my intention to attach my MiniDump files to this post, but Windows indicates that I do not have permission to do so and to request rights from an administrator. I am the computer administrator and sole user of the machine. If anyone can shed some light on how I can get around that, I will post the files. It has become obvious that Dell will be no help to me. I ap... Read more

A:Vista Ultimate Hard Disk Drive Error

Please post the MiniDump (as shown in the pic)

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I purchased the factory cd for my laptop to re-install my os (Windows 7 64 bit) but when I try to boot from it I get an error \boot\bcd, 0xc00000e9, An unexpected i/o error has occurred. It happens when I try to boot from my internal cd-rom drive and also from an external usb drive. I can view the contents of the cd from either drive. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Error 0xc00000e9 (|boot\bcd) i/o error when attempting to reinstall

Try wiping the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command using the Win7 disk or Repair CD System Recovery Options.

If Recovery disks still fail to complete then using the installer provided to do the vastly superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If this has the same problem then test the Hard Drive with the maker's bootable HD Diagnostic CD scan.

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Hello everyone,

today I have re-installed my Vista x64, because the system was really slow and messy. So I've downloaded the latest drivers for my hardware and started with installation. First I updated BIOS to version 0501 (build date 12/08/09), then unpluged all periferies except keyboard and mouse, unpluged the internet cable, unplugged the second "data" HDD from MB and then started with installing Vista. After installation I installed all drivers for MB, graphic card, sound card and recent software IntelliPoint and IType for my keyboard and mouse. Then I installed NOD 32 and set all possible resident check procedures in NOD to on. Then I installed the Spybot with offline update package "Spybot_includes" and immunized the system. After all this i connected to Internet and let Vista download all updates. After all this I ran System Diagnostic Report and I was unpleasantly surprised. Exept fact, that my second "data" HDD has very low free space, there were other error messeages.

The first one is:
A device has a configuration problem that prevents it from working properly.
Details: The device, Standard PS/2 Keyboard, is reporting "tv_ConfigMgrErr24". This device will not be available until the issue is resolved. The Plug and Play ID for this device is ACPI\PNP0303\4-23F9C1E3-0.

The second one is:
The Security Center has not recorded an anti-virus product.

I opened the Device Manager and make visible the hidden device. Und... Read more

A:Problems after reinstall os,PS/2 keyboard error and antivirus error

If you have a PS2-option in BIOS try to disable it. You could also try disabling the support or USB-legacy hardware unless you actually use any. If you can't get rid of the error, try uninstalling your keyboard software. If that helps, then contact the software manufacturer for a patch.

As for your hard drive, having low space is no error. Windows just gave you a warning message. Regarding the anti-virus complaint. The log-file says:

"2. If an anti-virus product is installed and functioning configure Security Center to stop monitoring anti-virus status."

This implies that Windows might not detect all anti-virus suites. This seems to be the case here. This is no error, but also just a warning.

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My laptop was working perfectly till last night. Today when I tried to start, it didn't boot up and showed a black screen. It showed:Pre-Boot execution environment (PXE)PXE-641: Media test failure, check cablePXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROMAfter that it showed:Non-system disk error or Disk ErrorReplace and strike any key when readyThen, I restarted it and tried hard disk test but it failed.WHAT TO DO????

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I done a lot of reading on this topic but everything i try does not seem to help, now i found this really nice topic from HP to fix this problem. But the main problem is after i done what they said it did not look like i have anything to delete in the Recovery D, So i am not 100% so could someone tell me if there is anything that can be deleted in my recovery D i will show the Image of it.


Here is a link to photobucket showing the recovery D full.

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa389/TheCenter2012/Windows Vista/RecoveryDfull.jpg
And here is a link of what inside the recovery D as i look inside as it said from the HP link above.

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa389/TheCenter2012/Windows Vista/FilesinrecoveryD.jpg

Close up pic of the files here the link.

Now is there anyway to solve this problem ?

A:Error: Low Disk Space. You are running out of disk space on Recovery (D:) For Vista,

Hi and welcome

We could use a screen shot of the drive D partition but probably your backups are stored there and you can delete the oldest to free up some space. Make sure you have another before you delete it. That partition is tiny bTW 9 gigs is way too small to be effective.

Ken J

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We have a Compaq 32 bit desktop running Vista Home Premium which we upgraded to Vista Ultimate.
Unfortunately, the computer is getting a lot buggy so we thought that perhaps we could reinstall the system and start again.
Here is where we run into a small problem, our Compaq came with Vista Home premium pre-installed so we don't have the software on disk, but the product code is on a sticker the box. Also, we cant find the upgrade from Home Premium to Ultimate disk we purchased.

1) Is it possible to download Vista to a disk and then use it with our product key for the reinstall.
2) I there any way to find our Ultimate upgrade product key from within the computer.


A:Reinstall disk for Vista

This tutorial can help you. Be sure to back up all of your stuff and to be sure that your key number is valid
Vista ISO - Download and Create Installation DVD or USB

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It looks like I may need to reinstall Vista on my Daughter's Toshiba laptop. Vista was loaded on the machine when we bought it new and there is a Microsoft registration number on the bottom of the machine - how do I use this to get software to reinstall??
There is no recovery partition on the hard drive and I want to reformat the drive anyway.

A:How Do I Reinstall Vista Without the Disk

I think that the best way would be to call your supplier or Microsoft and with your key you can get a new Disc for cost. I would say about $25.00
The second way is to borrow from a relative, a friend, or an enemy. You just need it one time to reinstall and then you can return it.
You must be sure that it is for the same edition; Home Premium, Basic etc and the same platform 32 or 64 bit.

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Background: I have a Dell PC running Vista Business 32bit SP2. The hard drive was partitioned into two roughly equal parts, C: and D: and the C: drive held the operating system. Over the last few years C: has filled up, even though I moved all the file system to D:. I tried to rearrange the partition sizes but wasn't successful, so C: is now full to bursting. I have decided to do a clean reinstall of Vista to get rid of all the clutter on the hard drive, not to mention all the stuff that we have accumulated that we no longer need.
Trouble is I can't find the original Vista disk that came with this pc. I do have a Vista disk from a deceased laptop that I was hoping to use, but it is a Home Premium SP1 version.
Does anyone know for certain whether I can use this alternative disk?
I will be grateful for any informed advice.

A:Using different disk to reinstall Vista

You are suppose to need the same version, but possibly you may be able to use what you being it is from a dead machine you owned.  You would need the COA number off the bottom of the lap top, but don't jump to it wait for more input.  The other factor would be what drivers are on the disk, like I said wait for more input.

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So my brother called and he's broken his PC completely formated the HD including the recovery partition (WHY DONT THEY JUST GIVE YOU A DISK) anyone know where i can find a iso of vista that i can just put in the old activation code of the back of ths PC into to reinstall?


A:Need vista disk (iso) to reinstall

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Well I've just spent the last week trying to work this out.
In the general support we decide the problem to my computer not booting is a faulty hard drive. So I cleaned the faulty hard drive and tried install windows on it so see if it wasn't the problem. It didn't install windows so I decided to use a different hard drive. This hard drive has worked before but when I try install windows on it it comes up with error 0x80070057. The same error I get on the 'faulty' hard drive. I'm not doubting any of the people that have helped me (Thanks axe0 for all your help, I can't thank you enough). It's just that it has boggled me and I hope that this section will have more experience with the problem.

This is the post from general support if you want to see what has happened.
Windows 8.1 not booting

A:Trying to reinstall Windows. Error error 0x80070057

Please help!

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Hello all, I'm a rookie on this board and I'm desperately trying to fix my computer. HOpefully some experts can give me some hope.

My computer freezes quite often, it just happens to freeze randomly even when I was doing nothing on the computer. So I researched on the issue and happend to found a recommendation to run disk defrag and run Check Disk Utility.

Just an hour ago, I ran the "check disk utility" against my C: (where OS is installed). It said It can't be ran since C: is in use but I was able to schedule it to run before computer starts up the next time.

So I did and check disk operated on my next restart. It took quite a while and froze in the middle of the check disk. So I was forced to restart the computer and it re-check the disk again. THis time it deleted a lot of files/security objects? (like a 1000 of these things were deleted) and then re-written again and replaced with other objects. (I'm sorry I didn't take note what these objects are but theere were a lot)

Then it continued the check disk and finished. Now when VISTA started up, I logged in as usual but it turned into a black screen with only the cursor and a dialog box (Error Loading NVCPL.dll. Access Denied)

I can't log back in. But it seems like everything is still there since the HDD partition with VISTA in it still shows my previous size.

How can I repair this!? such that I don't have to reformat my OS...

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A:[Severe Desperation] VISTA won't log-in after Check Disk Utility (Error loading ... )

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I have a Packard Bell imedia 2423.It has nVidia GeForce 8400GS,Amarillo 2 motherboard,AMD Phenom 9500, DVD dual layer drive and a Seagate Barracuda 7200 250GB hardk disk.It came pre-installed with Windows vista home premium.

I had problems with corrupt files and not knowing much about computers i got my friend to have a look at it. I wish i hadn't.He took the last resort and without my consent reformatted it and installed an illegal copy of Windows vista ultimate on it(at the time i didn't have a recovery disk).I ended up with a computer stuck in reduced functionality mode and in despair. I bought a DVD master disk from Packard Bell and hoped i could fix my PC and return to my legal copy of Windows Vista home premium.

My hard drive seems to have two partitions.Things have not gone smoothly though. I chose the recovery option from the master disk.
It seemed to go ok until it told me to take the second disk out and the computer restarted. It then went to "start of the INITIALISE
phase of the process" window.It seemed to be installing but then froze on 14% of installation and the HDD light stopped blinking.
I aborted and it took me to Windows Boot Manager screen and left the following message:
File: \Boot\BCD
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration
I tried the "windows and smart restore" option on the master disk.When the computer restarted i changed the boot priority to boot from
HDD first.It f... Read more

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Dell Dimension 9200, SATA HDD, Vista Home Premium. When I get to the Install Windows screen, first screen shows Disk 0 Partition 2 Primary and
"Windows is unable to to find a system volume that meets it criteria for installation", searched the net as usual but can't find a proper answer for this, help please?

A:Trying to reinstall Vista on disk problem

Hi mystic12 There's a well written Microsoft Article that explains what that issue is, what causes it and how to solve it.https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/933925?wa=wsignin1.0If you don't understand how to solve it, let me know.

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