Having problems with your Acer TravelMate C100 Notebook ?

I'm getting an error on my C100 when I try to use the USB firewire CD drive that came with it. I also want to clean the hard drive and reinstall to factory specs but can't get the drive to read on boot up. I've tried my USB DVD drive; it reads the recovery disk but gets error and dumps me at the c: prompt.


Answers :

Because there will be no driver for firewire during the installation this will be very hard to do ...if was in your position I do another trick to ensure me that I get a clean installation and a formatting for all drive...
but ..it will be a little work ....so ..
first save all data that you need...than format the D partition to be clean ...
from a image (iso...nrg) with the installation of the windows on ...like the ones used to burn the bootable disks...I will install a second windows...into the D drive ...using a daemon tool or another virtual dvd drive...
after that boot windows from the installation in D drive ...erase all on the C drive ...and than type in the run: msconfig ...this will open a window where you will see something called boot ini...click on it ...and ask for check all boot paths...
in this point if you already deleted some of the windows in the C drive ..it will see it as non functional and ask you if you want to delete the booting ini for this one ...pres ok ...and in this point you will have only a clean windows in the D drive (also clean ) ...
on the next boot it will prompt you if you want to keep changes...check the do not ask me again ..or do not show this window...
if using the D drive as the primary will make you uncomfortable ..you can repeat the process and will have it in C ...clean ...
also repeat the issue with eliminating the boot config for the D drive after you delete the files or format it ...this is important cause otherwise will ask you to choose the system to boot on start up...even if the windows folder no longer exist ..and also will not let you format the drive if it sees that there is a boot ini into...
Are tou sure the USB cable connecting the drive to the USB port is not damaged? Did you try using another cable?
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