Every time I turn my laptop on a menu flashes up asking me whether I want to start Windows normally, or in safe, or in last known good configuration. I've tried all of them all with no joy the comouter crashes and restarts itself automatically, is it possible to get it working again or even to save the hard drive?any help would be much obliged thanks!
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What is this Do want recover your acer to factory defaults.? or use a usb memory card (usb drive)
The Acer Aspire One is a netbook, not a laptop.
A netbook is a smaller, scaled-down version of a laptop. It
does not have the memory capacity or graphics of a regular laptop.
It also lacks a CD drive, which means you cannot restore the
Acer Aspire One with restore discs. Instead, the netbook has a built-in factory
You can reset the Acer Aspire One to factory settings just
using your keyboard.
Only restore your netbook to factory settings if you cannot
fix the problem any other way.
Save any files or folders on your Acer Aspire One with flash
Drag and drop files onto the icon of your flash drive.
Go to "Start" > "Restart" to reboot
Hold down "Alt" and "F10" when you see the
Acer logo on the screen.
The recovery menu will load.
Hit "Enter" and then "Next" to see your
Choose "Factory Restore" to set your netbook back
to factory settings.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Choose your time zone and language when the customization
Reboot the netbook when you are prompted.
Restore your saved files from the flash drive.
An example on how to safe documents , photos or data to a usb
Click start all programs accessories open windows explorer
navigate to your photos
Right click on the documents , photos select copy navigate back
to the usb drive right click select paste or select the top photo hold the
mouse cursor then select the bottom photo then drag the photo's to your usb
drive then drop them
or if you are downloading data or programs from the internet
once it starts downloading windows will ask whether you want to run or save it
a browse option will open
you can save it into a folder in my documents or another device or a usb device
You will have to navigate this site; enter 'notebook', 'Aspire', and scroll to 5100; after that, you will have to choose 32 bit or 64 bit. That being said, Acer does not support Windows 7 yet-you can try the Vista drivers; more often than not they will work. One note-I cannot tell just from the info you supplied whether you have the Atheros or Broadcom chip-You should be able to determine that in Device Manager.
First check the BIOS options whether u had selected CD/DVD drive as first boot device.and try.....If still the recovery disk doesnt load...u have to determine that the disks are corrupted ......Order for new disks from ACER.
Try to see if it will boot in safe mode, by pressing F8 while the laptop boots up. If it allows you to boot in safe mode, try to do a system restore when you know that laptop was working with no problems. You can do this by clicking on start>all programs>accessories>system tools>system restore and choose a date and time when you know that the laptop was working with no problems. If this does not work or you cannot boot in safe mode (be aware that everything will look big in safe mode and when the computer reboots if asked how you want to start windows, choose start windows normally), try doing a recovery. This will restore your computer to the factory default settings when you purchased it. You can do this by booting the computer, when the acer screen appears hold down the ALT key and continuously press F10, this will open the recovery manager and you can restore it from there.