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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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Restore factory settings


If windows will boot.

Windows start key >all programs>Acer empowering technology>erecovery management> Restore tab(at the bottom) > factory(top of list).


If windows will not boot.

Turn computer on .
Hold Alt and keep pressing F10 when the Acer logo is on screen.
You will need a password.
If you have used erecovery before you would have been asked to create a password.
If you have never used erecovery the default password is (six zeros )
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Windows key > All programs >Acer Empowering Technology>eRecovery management>Restore>Factory(Top of list)..

Or

If computer will not boot.
Tune computer ON
When Acer splash is on screen hold Alt and keep pressing F10...

Select factory from top of list.
You will need a password , the default is "000000" (Six zeros).

Recommend you use the first option if you can...
1. Power on the machine.
2. At the ACER BIOS screen, hold the "Alt" key and press the "F10" key simultaneously to start Acer eRecovery. The window of opportunity is very small, so this may take a few attempts.
3. Once eRecovery has loaded, click "Restore to Factory Default Settings" (the password is six zeros, 0.0.0.0.0.0.).
4. Click "OK" to continue.
5. From here, the eRecovery process will update all the data on the C: drive and restore the factory image (approximately 10 minutes).
6. Once eRecovery has run, press "OK" to reboot unit.

***This will erase all your unsaved data!***

Or

Running System Recovery from Windows

1. Click Start>All Programs>Acer Empowering Technology.
2. Select Acer eRecovery Management.
3. Select Restore (bottom of eRecovery screen).
4. Select Restore system to factory default (the password is six zeros, 0.0.0.0.0.0.).
5. Select Yes then Next, the system will reboot and start the recovery.

Or

1. Reboot, and press F8.
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The Acer Aspire line of netbooks have two methods to restore the computer to a working state: System Restore, an application included with Windows, or Acer eRecovery Management, a proprietary application that is packaged with Acer PCs.

If errors appear when running Windows, or if the computer begins to behave strangely, first run System Restore to determine whether reverting the PC to a previous state fixes the problem.
If the problem remains unresolved, or worsens, you can use Acer eRecovery Management to format the hard drive and reload the Acer Aspire netbook to its factory state.

Navigate to the "Start" menu. Select the "Control Panel."
Type "restore" into the Search box.
Press "Enter" then select "Restore Your Computer to an Earlier Time" from below the "Action Center."
Click "Open System Restore."
Click "Next" on the "Restore System Files and Settings" screen.


Select a restore point that was created when the computer was functioning properly. Click "Next," then click "Finish."
Click "Yes" to confirm.
Windows will perform a system recovery on the Acer Aspire One.

Acer eRecovery Management

Turn on the Acer netbook. Hold down the "Alt" and "F10" buttons simultaneously on the boot screen to load Acer eRecovery Management from the recovery partition.


Select "Restore Operating System to Factory Defaults" from the options.


Click "Next" to recover the system to its original state.


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http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers

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