Two days ago my daughter received as a gift an Acer Aspire One netbook. Today in the middle of surfing the web the display went to blue screen and then to an error message that said something to the effect of "the file hal.dll is missing or corrupt". In an effort to correct this I attempted to run Acer's eRecovery managment program from the disks that I made.
It seemed to be going through the motions of recreating the disk image when I received another error message. It wouldn't continue because of "a missing or unrecognized file system". I assume at this point trying to reformat the drive may do the trick but I'm not sure how to get there. Apparently while running eRecovery it removed the operating system. How can I format the drive without having an OS present? Is there any point to this? If I restart eRecovery will it then be able to complete restoration of the disc image? Many thanks.