Basically, I have used my computer for about 5 years and want to know if simply restoring to factory settings will get rid of all my personal information? And so sorry to bother, another question, if i use the acer recovery system, how do i create a partition D?? Otherwise, you can purchase the Windows installation disc from retail. If you did not delete the partition that stores the recovery image, chances are you can restore your computer to factory settings. Create the recovery disk in Windows 7 Windows 7 users with Acer computers can follow these instructions to create the recovery disks. I felt I was so close. We could try to create a recovery drive. She bought a new hard drive and replaced but It is a few years old and acer says that they do not have a recovery disc for it. Hope the information is helpful, let us know if you need further assistance.
Prev Page 8 of 11 Next Prev Page 8 of 11 Next 8. I now decided to go into acer erecovery and burn a cd copy for recovery. Hi, I have a question. Rakesh C N Microsoft Community. Hi, T hank you for posting in Microsoft Community. If you don't have access to either of these, you will need to create a system repair disk.
Otherwise, you can replace the hard disk, then install a new copy of Windows 7 which you have to purchase somehow. I tried going into my bios but there is a password that i do not remember setting…Anywhooo. . So i decided to restore to factory settings. Thank you Hi Zoe, Do you perform the factory restore from Windows itself? You can type the folder name in the Search programs and files search bar. Windows Vista as I recalled, will still take a considerable amount of time to complete the installation, unlike Windows 7. However, I fear I will erase the hidden eRecovery Partition software.
Then you can restore your laptop to the factory setting. I had removed all these not sure why t came up but i tried to enter previous ones. Now my computer is back. During that process the laptop shut off. Is the Windows Vista disc that you have is an original copy from Microsoft? I had a friend attempt to fix the computer loading his own version of windows vista on the computer. You will need the product key for your previous windows version, Windows 8.
Note: Depending on your computer model the following screenshots and steps from these instructions might be slightly different. You have the option to add a message allowing you to simply press a key to access recovery. I also have noticed 8 out of 10 people selling this particular laptop has taken out there hard drive to insure no personal information gets in the wrong hands. I tried everything but I was stuck on a black screen during booting. Your computer should boot from the recovery media automatically. Its an Acer 3690 running Vista and it doesnt have a restore disk.
Now when i boot up it is asking for user name and password. How long should it stay on this screen? As I mentioned, try the Alt+F10 combination for a few more times holding Alt, then keep pressing F10 , it might just work. About the exact copy from your cousin, I am not too sure if it can be installed correctly, but even so, the license used will be the one from your cousin Windows, which is less than ideal I believe. I dont know what to do now any solutions? Then my computer kept rebooting on its own in normal boot up blue screen of course. You'll see it go through various stages including copying utilities and copying system. Keep us posted if your require further assistance.
You can choose to back up your system to another location, such as an external drive, if you prefer. Originally was this notebook instaled with Windows 8 but now there's Windows 10. Rgds, Taylor Hello Taylor, thank you. You can create a recovery disc set using the Acer eRecovery Management program. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Holding down Alt+F10 worked great and I was able to get in the first try and reload the software again without any errors. In your case, since there is no Linux issue, the journey starts at the title: Backup the Acer Partition Use: 1.
Try a different install method If you don't want to do a complete reinstall there are other options. The reason i like to keep the same netbook over the years is this easy to use eRecovery Management system which take about 1hr to reinstall all to factory default settings, on top of that i have a spare battery and a spare charger for my convenience to carry it around at the university. Understand what this disc does. Also, would I be able to upgrade my desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit from the same disk? You can also use an external hard drive. If the recovery gone crazy every time you do it, I would think that the recovery partition itself is already corrupted, not too sure though.