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Disc error on laptop

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February 5, 2012 11:26:58 AM

Hello,
when i turn on my computer i get disc error message and when you press a key you get the same message please heeeeelllpppp

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a c 572 D Laptop
February 5, 2012 11:30:28 AM

Hello eveie;

That usually means your hard disk has some problems. Or might have died.
Can you hear or feel your HDD spinning? Making any unusual noises?
Make and model of your laptop? Age?
February 5, 2012 11:35:51 AM

Hello,

Yes you can hear something rattling away but its been rattling for ages and has worked up till now can i do anything else?

eveie
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a c 572 D Laptop
February 5, 2012 11:37:21 AM

Did it always rattle the same way it is now?

Make and model of your laptop? Age?

February 5, 2012 11:37:59 AM

Hello,

Yes you can hear something rattling away but its been rattling for ages and has worked up till now can i do anything else?

eveie
a c 572 D Laptop
February 5, 2012 11:38:42 AM

Did it always rattle the same way it is now?

Make and model of your laptop? Age?
February 5, 2012 11:39:27 AM

hello

its about 4 years old not had much use though its an acer 2420?
a c 572 D Laptop
February 5, 2012 11:42:51 AM

Do you have all your important files and personal data backed up?
Anything on the HDD that you can't live without?
February 5, 2012 11:44:44 AM

WR2 said:
Do you have all your important files and personal data backed up?
Anything on the HDD that you can't live without?



No nothing i can live without
a c 572 D Laptop
February 5, 2012 11:51:49 AM

Did you get a copy of the Windows XP installation disk when you got that laptop?
February 5, 2012 11:53:09 AM

WR2 said:
Did you get a copy of the Windows XP installation disk when you got that laptop?



I do have a windows xp disc can i try to install it on to this laptop again ???
a c 572 D Laptop
February 5, 2012 12:00:14 PM

OK, we can try something else first. We're not sure if that hard disk is working or not.

See if you can get into the Acer eRecovery Management. Use Alt + F10 at power on.


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February 5, 2012 12:09:26 PM

WR2 said:
OK, we can try something else first. We're not sure if that hard disk is working or not.

See if you can get into the Acer eRecovery Management. Use Alt + F10 at power on.

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got into acer recovery with power on and its doing something
a c 572 D Laptop
February 5, 2012 12:11:56 PM

OK, choose the Restore Button which should take you to the restore / recovery page.

And you'll want to try a Restore from factory default image.
February 5, 2012 12:12:28 PM

wr2

does the acer thing take a while? time left 2min etc
a c 572 D Laptop
February 5, 2012 12:13:49 PM

I have no idea how long it will take. It won't be quick - unless it fails because the hard disk is bad.
February 5, 2012 12:17:03 PM

thanks can it take ages like days????

im scarred ive broke it more??
a c 572 D Laptop
February 5, 2012 12:19:33 PM

Probably hours instead of days? Maybe days if you need to order a new part.
You don't even know right now if it can be fixed because the hard drive might be bad.
It will take - - what it takes.
February 5, 2012 12:20:25 PM

wr2

sorry to drive you mad shouldnt the time elapsed box be going down on the countdown thing or sholud i start it again
a c 572 D Laptop
February 5, 2012 12:30:26 PM

You're doing the Restore from factory default image now?
How long has it been running?
February 5, 2012 12:36:52 PM

im doing acer recovery management and the programme has been dunning now for (elapsed time 22 mins time left 32 mins) running 5-10 mins ?
a c 572 D Laptop
February 5, 2012 12:37:54 PM

So the countdown clock is moving?
recovery management ... yes... but which option?
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