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Acer Desktop and Laptop OS/Windows Recovery.

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.

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When you need to recover part or all of the files on your Acer Veriton M460 desktop computer, Acer makes it easy to do by offering a built-in recovery program called eRecovery Management.
This option uses clean operating system files, usually stored on a separate partition of your hard drive, to correct errors or return the system to its original factory settings.
You can also use this program to write separate hard copies of the eRecovery program onto CDs or DVDs in case of hard drive failure.
Create Backup Disks

If your M460 did not come with separate recovery disks, and many machines don't in recent years, you can create your own through "Acer's eRecovery Management" program located under the "Start" menu.
Click on "Backup," select "Create Factory Default Disk" and follow the on-screen directions.
The program will inform you of the number of CDs or DVDs you need and help you through their creation.
Recovery with Disks
To use your created disks for recovery, place the first disk in the optical drive and reboot the system. As it boots, hold the "ALT" key and tap "F10" repeatedly until the computer boots and you see a screen titled "Starting Acer eRecovery."
You will see three options for recovery: to factory default, from user backup or from CD/DVD. Choose the option you desire and follow the on-screen directions to initiate the recovery sequence.
Recovery from the Hard Drive

Since Acer places the eRecovery Management program directly onto the computer, you can run the recovery option while in your desktop.
Open the "Acer eRecovery Management" program under the "Start" menu and click "Restore." You can choose to restore the computer to factory defaults and lose all the personal data stored on the hard drive or only restore the operating system and leave your data intact.
Select "Yes" on the confirmation screen and then "OK" to start the program.
Recovery Vs. Restore
When performing computer problem solving, the term "recovery" is often used interchangeably with the word "restore."
In some cases, "recovery" can mean to simply correct problems, such as replacing corrupted operating system files with good ones.
The term can also refer to "recovering" the system to its fresh-from-the-factory state, which is what "restore" means as well.
Restore Drivers or Applications

Acer's eRecovery Management program also offers the option to reinstall drivers or applications, which could become corrupted or damaged over time.
This option allows you to replace the current drivers for your Windows operating system with the ones originally installed on your system.
Under the "Restore" tab of the "Acer eRecovery Management" program, click "Reinstall Drivers or Applications" to see the content list and select the files you'd like to recover.
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Aug 26, 2013 | Acer Veriton Z290G Desktop Computer

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factory reset


I think with acer u can use their erecovery management within windows /start/programs/Acer Recovery management/

or you can use the Alt+F10 or F11 at the start up some models vary and that hopefully should prompt u to reset the pc to factory settings, remember to back up you data, you might struggle with some drivers, and make sure you reinstall the security software that you prefer as soon as you are able to connect online. good luck hope this helps

May 04, 2011 | Acer TravelMate 240 Notebook

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I have a Acer Aspire 5315 series I need Vista software to get my system fixed from virus


First look for Acer recovery from your computer, there should be acer erecovery management program or similar on your computer that may have a option to burn recovery disks or to restore the computer automatically.

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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 press on F10 repeatedly when you power on the machine, keep pressing every 2 seconds until acer recovery comes up, if it doesn't come up then your machine 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

Dec 25, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Acer notebook/laptop 5920G(acer recovery management)


its dangerous to stop e rcovery process . the software may get corrupted . downlaod it again from e recovery support section of acer.com /. got oto add or remove programs and unistalll the program and try re installing it again . e recovery is a system acritical processs

Dec 14, 2007 | Acer Aspire 5600 Series 5630-6951 Laptop

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Acer notebook 5920G


Hi Eddie & Roger:

Your solution is here:

http://www.roundtripsolutions.com/blog/2007/10/18/300/acer-disk-to-disk-d2d-recovery-broken/

Take care and good luck to both of you.

SeekPCRepair

Dec 14, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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