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Old 06-07-2009
davidg35 davidg35 is offline
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Default Acer Aspire 5920 laptop unable to reinstall Vista

The hard drive was replaced. I partitioned the new hard drive into 2 drives outside of the laptop. I reinstalled the Vista with the recovery CDs that came with the laptop. I get to the very end of the entire process where it says to remove the CD and reboot. When it reboots I get the error message,
PXE-E61: Media Test failure, check cable
Operating System not found
I've tried a couple times with the same results. In the bios I have the HDD set as the first boot device. I pulled the HDD and it shows everything is loaded on the first drive.
Please help!

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Old 09-23-2009
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Default Same problem -got complicated

I had the same problem but my windows was booting. tried to tackle it by changing the boot order to cd drive first and network last... got complicated.... now i cannot install vista at all. I get a message saying Failed to create a new partition on the selected unused space - error 0x8004240f

my comp is dead.. anyone help please...
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Old 10-28-2009
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Default My Aspire and Vista Story

My Acer Aspire worked fine until I downloaded a service pack, then the thing refused to boot at all. I called the Acer Tech Support and was told that Vista would not work with an AMD processor so don't try to install the service pack. I got it back to a restore point with that emergency windows thingy and it worked well without SP1 until 1 day after the warranty ended when the motherboard died.
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