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My brother screw'd up my pc, when i try to use it it doesnt start, when i press Alt+F10 to start the eRecovery process it ask for the password, i dont have the password because i bought the pc from a previous co-worker. please help me with some sort of way to gain access to the recovery program

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  • Jose Granados Apr 15, 2007

    yes i did, and for hint it displays **** which i have not a clue what it might be, i tried inputing the **** but nothing

  • Jose Granados Apr 16, 2007

    i have a win xp cd that came with my old HP pc, i have another compaq that is running win vista, can i still down load the software for the acer using win vista even though its for a win xp pc ?

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It sounds like the e-recovery would be run using a Ghost Image and the password on the image can be removed with the right software but youle have to access the hdd on a different computer in order to see the image. alternatively you could just load from any windows XP cd either home or pro and use the key on the bottom of the laptop because thats your license. after install or before you should download the drivers from your models laptop from the acer support web site.

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Did you try the default password of 6 zeroes?

Posted on Apr 15, 2007

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    Michael Santo Apr 16, 2007

    You can download the software for the Acer using a laptop that has Vista; that's no issue. All that's happening is your browser is connecting with the site and downloading to (some) hard drive. The site doesn't really know (or care) what OS is behind the browser (unless, of course, you're installing, rather than downloading, something).

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acer normally have a hidden recovery partition

1. Power on the computer
2. At the white ACER BIOS screen, hold the Alt key and press the F10 key simultaneously to start Acer eRecovery.
3. Once eRecovery has loaded, click Restore to Factory Default Settings
4. Click OK to continue
5. From here, the eRecovery process will update all the data on the C: drive and restore a fully functional factory image (approximately 10 minutes).
6. Once eRecovery has run, press OK to reboot unit

Note that all data will be lost during this process and your computer will be brought back to it's original factory state and settings.

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Hi Kaf,
You should have a recovery partition, you may be giveen the option to use it by tapping F8 @ start-up .
this may help 1. Power on the machine
2. At the white ACER BIOS screen, hold the "Alt" key and press the "F10" key simultaneously to start Acer eRecovery
3. Once eRecovery has loaded, click "Restore to Factory Default Settings"
4. Click "OK" to continue
5. From here, the eRecovery process will update all the data on the C: drive and restore a fully functional factory image (approximately 10 minutes).
6. Once eRecovery has run, press "OK" to reboot unit

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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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Hi dustinwilkin From http://www.geekpolice.net/t7449-acer-system-recovery-partition-hotkey-instructions-erecovery : To access the recovery partition on your Acer computer for recovery, follow the steps listed below.

1. Power on the computer
2. At the white ACER BIOS screen, hold the Alt key and press the F10 key simultaneously to start Acer eRecovery.
3. Once eRecovery has loaded, click Restore to Factory Default Settings
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6. Once eRecovery has run, press OK to reboot unit
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The most hassle-free way to format your Acer Aspire One is through the built-in eRecovery software. This application exists within a hidden partition on your computer's hard drive along with a pristine copy of Windows. When you invoke this program, it will clear most of your hard drive and install a fresh copy of Windows to it. You can effectively reset your computer to the condition it was in when you first turned it on.

1. Connect the Aspire One's power adapter to the computer, and plug it into the wall.

2. Turn the computer off by clicking "Start" and then "Shut down."

3. Press the Power button. After 20 seconds, press and hold the "Alt" key and then tap "F10" repeatedly as your computer boots up.

4. Release the "Alt" key when the "Starting Acer eRecovery" screen appears.

5. Press the "1" key to select the "Restore system to factory default" option.

6. Enter your eRecovery password in the space provided, and press "Enter."

7. Read the Acer eRecovery terms and conditions, and then click the "Yes" button to signify that you understand and agree.

8. Click "Next" to initiate the formatting process.

9. Follow the step-by-step setup process for Windows that begins after the unit restarts.

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If this doesn't work you don't have a built in recovery partition or its corrupt in which case you need recovery disk or a copy of windows.

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

1. Power on the computer
2. At the white ACER BIOS screen, hold the Alt key and press the F10 key simultaneously to start Acer eRecovery.
3. Once eRecovery has loaded, click Restore to Factory Default Settings
4. Click OK to continue
5. From here, the eRecovery process will update all the data on the C: drive and restore a fully functional factory image (approximately 10 minutes).
6. Once eRecovery has run, press OK to reboot unit

Note that all data will be lost during this process and your computer will be brought back to it's original factory state and settings.

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The disk-to-disk recovery may be disabled preventing the Alt + F10 key sequence running eRecovery. To enable disk-to-disk recovery, you must do the following... (do not have an external monitor attached)
1. activate the BIOS utility by pressing F2 during Power On System Test (while Acer logo displayed)
2. select Main from the categories listed at the top of the screen
3. find D2D Recovery at the bottom of the screen and use F5 and F6 keys to set this value to Enabled
4. exit the BIOS utility and save changes.
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5. while the Acer logo is showing, press the Alt key and the F10 key at the same time repeatedly
6. wait as Acer eRecovery starts up then follow onscreen instructions to perform system recovery.

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1. Power on the machine
2. At the white ACER BIOS screen, hold the “Alt” key and press the “F10” key simultaneously to start Acer eRecovery
3. Once eRecovery has loaded, click “Restore to Factory Default Settings”
4. Click “OK” to continue
5. From here, the eRecovery process will update all the data on the C: drive and restore a fully functional factory image (approximately 10 minutes).
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You can launch Acer eRecovery Management in a number of ways:
Acer eRecovery Management requires a password to activate. The default password is six zeros (0s).
Note: These steps will return the system to the original factory installation including all factory installed drivers and applications.
Back up all data prior to using this procedure.
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  4. A screen stating "Starting Acer Erecovery" should appear.
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