My Aspire V5-552PG-X809 has frozen 5 times in the last two days. Why is this happening, and how do I stop it. I just got it back from being serviced about two weeks ago, and did a fresh install of windows recently. ¬† Here's the timeline for my system: About 6 weeks ago the system froze and needed a hard restart. Upon restarting, nothing would load. I couldn't access the recovery partition, and repair media did nothing.¬† I sent it back to ACER for repair, and they replaced the HDD. It ran fine for about two weeks, but I was not paying attention during setup and put in the wrong username¬†(This normally wouldn't be an issue, except it changed the name of the user directory and was a hassle for some R code that I had written). I reinstalled windows and fixed the directory issue about two days ago. Since that time I have had about 5 system freezes requiring hard restarts, and every time I'm paranoid that it will kill my HDD again.
I purchased an Acer Aspire about a year ago and the laptop has seen minimal. I have experienced a common problem that Windows 8 users have. When I upgraded to Windows 8.1 - I got a 'failure to reconfigure updates' reverting back and it would go into a loop and continually do this. I only discovered this was common after. ALT+F10 does not work for me. Even though it appears the option is enabled on my computer. Currently if I can get the function to work - ALT+F10 did up until recently bring me to 'Preparing Start Up Repair' - then it would go to System Restore.
After System Restore started, the splash screen would just stay displayed and nothing happens. I am attempting to order recovery disks but apparently non US customers have issues with ordering them. I don't understand how this can happen. I have not used the laptop very often at all. It's practically a fresh install. In a year it has maybe seen 50 hours of usage. I have no way of accessing system recovery options as of now. The laptop is essentially bricked.
I have upgraded the OS to Win 7 Home Premium, 32 bit, and had the hard drive upgraded to a 320 GB SATA drive. The system will boot flawlessly with the SATA drive installed, it will not boot with the 500Gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD drive installed. ¬† When the power button is pressed the power light lights up, the hard drive activity light lights up,¬†the CPU cooling fan comes on, the DVD drive light comes on and you hear a couple of clicks then it turns off. ¬† Is there a special setting in BIOS that needs to be made or is this notebook simply unable to use an internal SSD drive?
IDE to AHCI Here is what I have as IDE ATA/ATAPI Controller Intel ICH8M 3 port Serial ATA Storage Controller Ė 2828 Intel ICH8M Ultra ATA Storage Controllers Ė 2850 Primary IDE Channel Primary IDE Channel Secondary IDE Channel Secondary IDE Channel My laptop is a 5620z or 5620-4025 with a Hitachi HTS542512K9SA00 ATA Device. When I looked up this HD, it appears to be the standard SATA HD, or is it?
The original setup under VISTA, had ATA Channel 0 (twice) and ATA Channel 1 (twice) instead of the above Primary and Secondary IDE Channels.
The files to be used are in the requested C:Drive, yet I am reluctant to pull the trigger because I am not sure that I should nor am I sure which one of the above is the driver that is to be changed if when I make the change.
NO SOUND One other thing has be going in circles regarding sound with the Realtek software. The Manager in the 3D Audio Demo works fineÖÖÖÖ.butÖÖ..the MultiMedia, which is most important, indicates that there is NO Audio Device.
Why is heatlhy recovery partition so large???How can I get into it to see why is has so much keywap in it. ¬† I need as much space as possible.¬†Can I boot into recovery partition. I want to see why it is so large. ¬† I have windows professional 7, but this came with windows home prem oa 7. I want the home premium. How do I do this. I dont want to download more OS again.¬† ¬† I keep getting access denied. I went into security settings and try to take ownership of it, but is says access denied?
I ran a full diagnostics yesterday and it took about an ¬†hour without any errors. ¬†But still when I try to boot up it will not go past the blinking cursor. ¬†I have tried to get into advance recovery or safe mode but every time I have the option to press f2 or f12 and I press f8 it does nothing but start making a sound. ¬†f2 and f12 work to get into bios and the other option but I can't seem to access safe mode.
i have a ten year old Sony Laptop w/ win98 OS. haven't run it in years and just recently started it up. the battery is long dead but it runs ok on AC it booted up and everything worked. i used the floppy and cd rom drives extensively and then decided to do a format and install Win98SE. after format and startup w/ cd rom support i found that i couldnot access the cd rom drive. i went into F2 setup and the drive is listed there, i also set the bios to the default setting but still have the same problem .. Drive Ecd rom) Not Ready
I then checked to see if another drive letter was used for cd rom. none were ! the cd rom drive opens and closes ok. boot sequence is cdrom-floppy-HD. if i remove the startup floppy and leave the win98 disk in drive the boot stops with the message " Invalid System Disk" so- it seems the system is accessing the cd rom at this point.. Below is from trying to start win98 install in DOS *************** the diagnostic tools were sucessfully loaded to drive "D" MSCDEX Version 2.25 Copyright Microsoft etc. Drive E:= Driver MSCD001 unit0 A:> ******************** I then type A:>E:setup result CDR101:Not Ready reading drive E ********************* I tried A:>E: E:>dir result same error msg CDR101: etc.
before trying to find a repacement CD drive is there any way to be sure it is the problem ? the drive was working fine before the format !
I have an Inspiron #2305 All in One, and cant access the cd drive. My Computer shows the D drive, but not the cd drive. I want to transfer pictures from a cd to My Pictures.The computer reads the disk, but no menu opens to allow me to download
I've recently reset my laptop to factory default using the Windows 8 Reset option, and now when I want to access the UEFI settings I get a onekey recovery prompt instead. Is there any way to bypass it because I just transfered my files back and I don't want to reset everything again.
I Have an acer aspire 5100 but when to format hard drive and do full recovery but nothing went on the disc does any one have a copy of the recovery disc to help me out amd turion 64 mobile 1gb ram 80g hard drive
Have an Aspire One model ZG5 AOA150-1570 running winXP. ¬† The hard drive has had a failure and after running disk checks (dskchk) using a¬†special mini XP¬†boot CD,¬†I was able to view and copy my important files, pictures and videos to a thumb drive.¬† Now I need to replace the drive but can I somehow use the directory and files of the protected area/hidden partition on the bad drive and copy that to a new drive and use those files¬†to¬† restore to initial specs on the new drive using e-recovery.¬† I can use the alt-f10 to boot to the e-recovery on the bad drive but since the drive is bad I don't want to revert to factory specs. ¬† Again can I install a new hard drive and somehow copy all the files needed (what¬†files would they be?)¬†from the old drive to the new drive and then run the e-recovery restoring the computer to factory specs with this new drive installed?? ¬† If for some reason I¬†can't¬†do that or if it fails while trying¬†I can always reinstall with a new installation of XP.
Im only just burning the factory DVD restore of my system via Acer eRecovery Management. I should have done this a long time ago right when I first recieved my laptop. What ends up on the factory restore DVD?
Another question, my laptop really has noticably slowed down since purchase. I know this is natural...especially as I currently have lots of games installed...only 9GB currently free on C.
This free space varies drastically day to day as restore points seem to automatically be generated by vista. I think this automatically takes place when vista downloads and installs updates. How can I change this? It's annoying as I have a consitently fluctuating amount of free space on C..I frequently delete these points using Tune Up Utilities 2008 which brings me back to the norm.
Also, the D partition seems like a huge waste of space to just leave as it is. There are 103GB free on this partition with only two windows folders existing on there. I have never touched this partition thinking it is there only for disaster situations, like if vista dies and wants to make an image of itself here. Is this correct or can I move other files onto this partition? Will this increase performance?
Im just trying to increase the speed of my laptop day to day workings. My girfriend was saying that the D partition can maybe be somehow partitioned to speed up the laptop?
I am working on an Envy Pro 4-b000. ¬†The hard drive has failed. ¬†I have a replacement drive on the way, but I did not create a ¬†recovery disk when the laptop was purchased. ¬†It had windows 7 - 64 bit on it previously. ¬†What are my options to getting recovery media for this laptop?
If needed be in the future, could I¬†use a recovery flash drive created on Pavilion 15 Windows 8.1 64 bits for recovery on a second computer with same operating system (Pavilion 17 Windows 8.1 64 bits). I just want to avoid having to buy a second expensive usb key, I paid 75 euros for the first one.
The hard drive on HP G62t-350 CTO Notebook was failing. I was able to create a recovery USB in the Recovery Manager. I installed a new 120 GB SSD. The original hard drive was larger, can't remember now but 250 or 500 GB. I know the¬†Recovering the System after the Hard Drive is Replaced (Windows 7) says "To avoid problems, install a hard drive as large or larger than the replaced hard drive," but that's a question for later. ¬† Computer booted fine from USB (in fact, is set to boot from USB if present by default). Recovery Manager starts. I choose minimal install. It goes through the process of partitioning the SSD and copying files. Then says to remove external media and reboot, computer will reboot several times during the process, blah, blah, blah. I pull out the USB and reboot, but after POST I get "No bootable media present". ¬† If I try to reboot leaving the USB in, it boots to USB and we're back at the beginning. I am able to confirm with a rescue disk that the SSD has one NTFS partition that has had Windows files copied to it, and a large amount of unallocated space. (Something like 60%/40%.)
How do I make the hard drive bootable, and if it were bootable, would the recovery process complete?What's going on with the partitions? Is it creating the recovery partition first, and then after boot the recovery partition installs the OS? If so, I might have to abandon this process because since I'm moving to smaller storage, I don't want to devote half of the drive to a recovery partition.
I have Acer Aspire 5742G notebook and I'm having problems installing the Windows 7 OS on my new SSD hard drive (I bought the SSD because the original hard drive is failing and making blue screens all the time...)For the factory restore, I'm using restore discs. I burned the discs few years back when the laptop insisted me of doing it (by using eRecovery or something, 3 dvds total). ¬† The computer tries to install the OS with the dvds (asks to insert a dvd and then press a key). The actual problem is that the installer is just going in loops, restarting and eventually freezing in the end..¬†Reboot -> Acer logo -> Windows is loading files... -> Starting windows -> Reboot -> etc.That kept going for more than a hour (on the first dvd!) and suddenly it just froze on the "starting windows" screen.. So I had to reboot and star over again.I can still use my old formatted HDD, should I make new set of recovery discs or use an USB drive?
I have an Aspire V3-772G. I can't create a recovery drive anymore. I ran reagentc.exe in command-prompt and it's pointing to the correct recovery location, but Windows RE is disabled and for some reason I can't reenable it. ¬† Here are some screenshots to describe the problem :
I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 15 that came with the partitioned¬†data recovery feature. I immediately created 2 recovery disks. Yesterday, I sectioned my active hard drive so that I could have, in effect, 2 hard drives. The newly partitionedsection of the¬†hard drive is naturally blank and I would like to install my data recovery or disk recovery information on it.
HP Pavilion Dv5-2077cl Entertainment NotebookProduct #: WQ799UA#ABAWindows 7 64-bit
I have been getting a random blue screen popping up every once and a while, that will "dump my physical memory" or something and then reboot itself after like 30 seconds. my hard drive was the reason for these constant errors. So I backed everything up, in preparation of a real crash.¬†I am in the process of ordering a new hard drive from Newegg.com, and I would like to know if it is hard to replace a hard drive in a notebook, or if I should have Geek Squad do it for $50. Also, I dont think I have the Operating system disc that came with my computer, so how do I order that from HP and how much is it?And last but not least, Is there a post or video with instructions on how to install a hard drive and the operating system?
I have a HP 15 Notebook PC with no dvd drive recently I was sent the system recovery cds from HP. I dont have an external dvd drive. What i do have is a Toshiba Satelight laptop with Widows 7 and a good dvd drive. Also I have a 500 GB external hard drive. I was thinking maybe I could copy the disks onto the external harddrive with the Toshiba dvd drive. Then attach the external hard drive to my HP 15 Notebook by usb port and install Hp recovey disks from the external hard drive.
I am so tired of receiving Low Disk Space on recovery (D). I have done everything it asked. Empty Recycle Bin which is EMPTY. I am not a computer wizard but it seems unfair that I have pay over $150.00 year to correct this problem once a year. I have checked a lot of places and it just keeps telling me the same thing. That doesn't work. ¬† I did just install a HP wireless printer 3052A ¬†¬† HP Pavilion dv6000 Windows Vista (home version)