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Acer t180 boots to erecovery

I was trying to do a system restore to factory settings. I was away on deployment when my wife bought the computer and she never made recovery discs. I kept getting an error when I tried doing the restore through windows vista. So, I rebooted hit alt + f10 to enter erecovery that way. I still got an error trying to do the system restore that way. Now every time i reboot it goes straight back to the erecovery and won't let me get back to my desktop. I'm running vista. I haven't recently added any hardware or software. I tried flashing the cmos. Went into bios tried setting everything back to default in case anything was changed. I'm running out of ideas and i need my computer back.

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  • mattison1980 Dec 19, 2008

    tried that. I downloaded the microsoft install disc and it goes through until i get to restore to factory settings and it gives the error that the actual install file is missing. I don't know why the file isn't on there it's an official microsoft disc.

  • mattison1980 Dec 19, 2008

    Got it fixed. I had added an extra hard drive some time ago. I unplugged it and got into the system restore with alt + f10 and it worked. Thanks for the suggestions though.

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Borrow any Vista install DVD and boot from it

Follow it through until you are asked if you want to install Vista or Repair your Computer
Select repair and let it do its thing - it may work
Failing that its a full reinstall by the sounds of it

If it does not offer you the initial boot option then look on the boot screen for the boot options key - probably F11 or F12 - and press that during initial boot to obtain the boot options screen

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How to factory reset without recovery disk


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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Hi.

With that desktop computer being new it should have a hidden recovery partition on the hard drive that allows you to perform a factory restore which will take it to how it was when you took it out the box.

To access the recovery partition on your Acer computer for recovery, follow the steps listed below.

1. Power on the computer
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Hope this helps!!!




Regards.

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Try restart computer and when its booting up, keep pressing F8 until you see an options screen. Then choose "start windows with most recent settings that worked".

Hope this helps.

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