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I need to do a full system recovery on my Acer laptop but I messed up the eRecover feature. Can't get it to run, just the application recovery. I tried to get a good copy of the Empowering Technology from another Acer but it's not working.I'm running Vista SP1 and don't have any installation cds.

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You can order a recovery disc from Acers website, but they will charge you for the media and the shipping.

If you know someone else that has an ACER you can use their machine to create a restore disc.

then its a matter of entering the BIOS(Press delete right after the logo screen turns off) and setting it to boot from the CD/DVD drive then insert your recovery disc and reboot

Hope this helps
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Do you have the product key for Windows Vista - it should be on a sticker on the side of the computer. If so, you can try the following:

  • Borrow a friends DVD for Vista and enter your product key when asked.  This will automatically select the correct version of Vista as all version are stored on the same DVD.

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