Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
First look for Acer recovery from your computer, there should be acererecovery management program or similar on your computer that may havea option to burn recovery disks or to restore the computerautomatically.
if you don't have that option in your start menu or you can't locate the software from your computer Then try the recovery partition method in the start up of your machine.
Acer machines should have a build in recovery, hold down ALT and presson F10 repeatedly when you power on the machine, keep pressing every 2seconds until acer recovery comes up, if it doesn't come up then yourmachine probably doesn't have that option, the laptops mostly have it.
If you are unable to do any of the above then you may be able to order recovery discs from ACER -- https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=Acer
If that link doesn't work, copy it to your addressbar and press enter.
If you end up with no way to restore or no restore media, you would have to get your hands on a windows installation cd.
I've written instructions for how to install windows XP, Home, pro, etc. windows Vista, and windows 7.
You can find those instructions here
XP - http://www.fixya.com/support/r3575559-step_by_step_howto_install_windows_xp
VISTA and 7 - http://www.fixya.com/support/r3575598-step_by_step_howto_install_windows_7
Note, if the recovery asks for a password the defaut is 000000 if this does not work, then please read my data recovery tip using ubuntu, you will have to mount the hidden pqservice partition with ubuntu, there will be a dat file inside the partition, most likely on the root, open it with any text editor and the password should be inside.
I've had to recover the password a few times, it might be on the root or in another folder, inside a dat file.
Posted by Ekse on
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