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Installing programs my acer aspire 180 kept turning on and off. a friend took everything off and got it running but the backup disks i ran at the beginning won't run to reload the programs that it came with. we have windows xp up and running and i've downloaded a couple more but how do i get the other disks to work?

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So you burned discs of the applications that came pre-installed on the computer? They aren't going to work as far as I know. They do this so we can't burn numerous copies of a program and give it to our friends. Software companies would not make very much money if everyone could do this.

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My acer eRecovery is missing


When a person buys a computer, and turns it on for the first time, you are repeatedly asked if you wish to make a Backup.

This is your Restoration (Recovery) disk

Did you make one?

No?

Then either contact Acer for the disk, or buy a fresh, new genuine copy of Windows, and install it.

When asked choose Repair. Non-Destructive Installation.

[Microsoft makes one Master disk. From it all GENUINE copies are made, and sold to the consumer]

Or see if a nearby computer repair shop can repair the basic Windows files.

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joecoolvette

[NO, I do not agree that the Recovery files are on the harddrive, and not a separate disk.
The reason however, that this method was brought into play, was because of users.

1) Lost the recovery disk.
2) Afraid to use the recovery disk, so they just take it down to a computer shop anyway.

Hmmm, I'm a pre-built computer manufacturer......................

Say the disk costs around 50 cents USD.
If I take that times 100,000 computers, I save $50,000 dollars.

Users don't use them anyway, I can save $50,000 dollars.........hey, whats the problem?
I'll just put it on the harddrive, and tell them to make a Backup disk.

NOW people aren't even making a Backup disk! Sheesh!

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I accidently switched off my mains before the system had completely shut down. As a result I'm unable to boot up, tried several times from all angles.\r\n\r\nGetting a message to the effect: The...


Acer Process 4/12 eRecovery Management indicates that the recovery process never finished - you will have to run it all over again.
As for MS Office , it came as a one month trial in your laptop - if you had it for more than that then you bought it. In that case the activation key must still be in your possession, just insert it when asked.
In the absolute worst case (the reinstall never finishes, no matter what you try) you will have to get a separate recovery disk from
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer
and use it to reinstall.
Silverlight is an separate program that can be downloaded at any time by you from
http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx

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I want to downgrade ACER ASPIRE M5641 desktop form vista to XP. What steps to follow? Also I have only the backup CD which I made right after the purchase , originally installed with VISTA. Understand it...


You'll have to purchase the XP software, set your computer to boot from cd (in the cmos settings), put the disk in the cd and restart you computer. When the screen comes up to "...hit any key to boot from cd" hit any key. The system will boot to the XP cd and will allow you to delete the old partition, reformat your drive, and install XP. Next go to www.acer.com and download your drivers. Finally install your programs and data on to your hard drive. Have fun!

NOTE: Make absolutely sure that you backup the programs and data that you want to keep before starting the XP install!

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Trouble loading factory default backup disks


try the 32 bit windows 7, 64 bit has compatability issues.

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ACER ASPIRE Freezing Randomly


try the memory. replace it with new memory.

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Vista was pre installed on my pc how do i install a clean copy on my hard drive with no disc?? i have an acer aspire t690


A friend of mine had that problem. She contacted Acer and said she did not have a chance to make a backup disk and she needs to re-install the operating system. Within a few days Acer sent her the backup disks.
Just call Acer and ask for it, like she did. If that should not work for you, come back and someone will walk you through to put a copy of your drive on a cd. Hope things work out for you!

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Acer T-180 hangs at "Verifying DMI Data"


The cause of this problems is a corrupt boot files, Settings for hard disk drive are not correct,Floppy diskette or CD in computer causing issue, Boot devices not set properly, BIOS corrupt or misc. hard disk jumper setting not set properly, Connections loose or disconnected, Bad Hard disk drive or other bad hardware.

Note: Try this first. Check the cable setting of your hard disk in the BIOS. try swithching it to IDE, SATA, RAID. save your seetings and restart your computer.

if problem still exist... Follow this steps..

Step 1: If you have a USB stick with capacity of 4Gb and up or another hard disk... try installing a fresh Operating System in the USB stick or in the extra hard disk that you have.. after you install.. boot to bios and set the Primary boot in the extra hard disk or Removable Device (USB) save your settings and restart.. your computer will start normally booting the windows in your newly installed extra hard disk or USB stick. when you are in the Desktop, now try accessing your old hard disk and copy your files.. after you backup your files to the new installed hard disk. go to step 2.

Step 2: Turn off your computer... uninstalled the newly installed hard disk or USB.. after you uninstalled the hardware.. turn on your computer and reinstall your Operating System again. if the problem still exist go to step 3.

Step 3: if the problem stil exist. i think ther is something wrong with your hard disk.. try installing the OS again in second partitioned of your hard disk.. create first partition, then second partition. then installed your OS in second partition... if the problem still exist and you cannot go to windows desktop.. maybe your hard disk drive is damaged...

Hope I Can Help

CLCTECH

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Pc problem


actually if you wish to wipe everything... just boot to the dvd/cd rom and the disks do the rest

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It's part of the Acer backup utility program.

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