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How do I format my acer computer without a recovery disc

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  • gregjon101 Oct 15, 2008

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What operating system?

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

  • J. May Oct 17, 2008

    I am so sorry for not contacting you sooner. Years ago I made some bootable floppies in MS XP. It took around 6-8 floppies, and I had to use them on occasion when I had problems with operating system CDs, and needed a diskette to allow me to start the format. You could probably burn the same to a CD.



    I believe that the following link will get you to a point where you can download the bootable diskettes.



    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/detai...



    Typically what you simply do when you use a boot disk is just place it in the computer then start it. It will then go into the set-up process, but you will still need a operating system disk in order to install the operating system. After you install the basic files the computer will restart then you need the actual OS to finish the format/reinstallation process. Sometimes prior to placing the OS disk into the computer and restarting you have to go into the computer system bios and set it up to boot from a CD ROM verses the hard drive, or floppy drive. The boot disk files are the same initial files that you will find on a OS CD. Hope this helps.

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How do i reset my accer aspire 5336 laptop to factorydettings


This information can be found on the support page of Acer.com

http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2631


How do I reinstall the Operating System on my computer?
Select models, with Microsoft Windows, have the ability to have the Operating System reinstalled from a hidden partition built into the computer.
Note: During the process, all data stored on your computer will be overwritten. This means all your files, such as email and photos, will be erased. Therefore, we recommend making a backup of all personal data before starting the recovery process.

To start the system recovery:

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. When the Acer logo appears on the screen, press the Alt and F10 keys repeatedly.
  3. If you are prompted with a Microsoft Windows boot screen, press the Enter key.
  4. After the system recovery application has loaded, follow the prompts to reinstall the Operating System.
If the ability to reinstall from the previous method is not available or fails, recovery of the Operating System will need to be from Recovery Media. If you do not have a set of Acer Recovery Media, you may purchase the set online from the Acer Recovery Media Order Form.
Note: If your computer does not have an internal optical disc drive, an external optical disc drive will be required in order to recover the Operating System using Acer Recovery Media.
  1. Restart the computer.
  2. When the Acer logo appears on the screen, press the F12 key repeatedly to enter the computer's Boot Menu.
  3. Press the CD-ROM drive eject button and insert the disc labeled System CD.
  4. Close the CD-ROM tray.
  5. Refer to on screen instructions to select either CDROM or USB CDROM.
  6. The computer will boot from the Acer Recovery Media
  7. When prompted for the Recovery CD, remove the System CD and insert the Recovery CD.
    Note: If there are multiple Recovery CDs, please insert the first of the Recovery CDs.
  8. After the system recovery application has loaded, follow the prompts to reinstall the Operating System.
Note: if your computer is unable to run the Acer Recovery process, or errors occur during recovery, please contact Acer support.


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How to format my acer 5620 without cd ?


Unless you have a cd for that version of windows in OEM style for xp and any for vista you will be out of luck. If you have another computer with the same OS and have its operating system installation cd, you can use this if it is the same version.

Windows XP needs to be exactly the same thing. Windows XP pro, home and media center are all different. So are Retail, Upgrade and OEM cds. For vista or 7 any disc will work that matches the version type, it will determine the version by the COA.

If you do not have access to any cd/dvds then you can contact Acer for a replacement. www.acer.com

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I want to formate my system how can i do it instruct me...and will my genune copy of windows be tutelly removed


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