Acer Aspire One (Also heading for the bin)
I arrive here due to a thread below about a very similar issue.
Basically my AA1 has developed a number of problems, I suspect due to the power being 'forcefully turned off' rather than the machine being shut down.
(No internet connection, Internal Error: Failed to initialise HAL, webcam not working, can't tell if its running from the battery or power etc!)
So... I thought I'd create a USB bootable recovery disk, using the DVD Acer provides, I did this with my XP machine, all seemed to work fine.
I created the usb bootable disk on a 2gb sony memory stick pro, attached to the AA1 via a card reader, on boot I hit F12, and chose the memory stick to boot from, looking good.... then I received this message:
This was basically my last chance to try and recover the laptop after trying various things to get the various problems to solve themselves, all to no avail... hopefully someone can help, or I foresee some frustrating phone calls to Acer / PC World :(