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The program file where deleted. I am trying to reset the laptop to the OS. How can I do this

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  • yedah1978 Dec 31, 2008

    Hello,



    It is a friends laptop. She deleted the program files on the laptop and it will not start up. It is an Aspire 3000 series. All I want to do for her is to reset the pc. The operating system was pre-installed.

  • yedah1978 Dec 31, 2008

    I can not even get to the desktop to check the recycle bin to see if the files are there. When I turn on the laptop I get a blue screen. It is checking the file system. Windows is verifying the files and folders on the drive. I will let this run but it has been running for about 10 minutes now and it still says 0% complete.

  • yedah1978 Dec 31, 2008

    The model number is ZL5

  • yedah1978 Dec 31, 2008

    She does not have as they are lost somewhere. She has tried to look for them but to no avail.

  • yedah1978 Dec 31, 2008

    will give it a shot. The check disk is going at the moment. it is at 20%. If this does not work I will go with the other option you gave me.......

  • TERRI RODDEN
    TERRI RODDEN May 11, 2010

    Do you have a reformat cd that came with the laptop? Some laptops have the files already on the harddrive. What model do you have? and what operating system are you using? You may be able to use system restore to go back to a date before you deleted the program files.

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By deleting the program files the operating system is no longer installed. Does the machine boot? Are the files in the recycle bin where you can just restore them ?

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    TERRI RODDEN Dec 31, 2008

    If restoring the files from the recycle bin is not an option you will need to reload the system. You should have a recovery disk that came with the computer? I will need the exact model number to be able to tell if the restore files are on the harddrive and how to instruct you to enter setup. the model number should be located on the rear of the machine.

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    TERRI RODDEN Dec 31, 2008

    Does she have the restore/recovery cds that came with the computer ?

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    TERRI RODDEN Dec 31, 2008

    do you see four small buttons at the very top right of the keyboard, might be above it a little bit. the second one should have an E on it. Try rebooting and pressing that button.

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    TERRI RODDEN Dec 31, 2008

    I am doubting that you will be able to enter that mode outside of windows... ok fingers crossed you have a system with the files installed on the harddrive for recovery.
    1. reboot system and repeatedly press F2 until you enter the BIOS.
    2. Check that the Acer disk-to-disk recovery is ENABLED.
    3. Make sure that the D2D Recovery is ENABLED.
    4. Save changes and reboot.
    5. As the system reboots when the Acer logo comes up hit the ALT key and the F10 key at the same time. ( u must be quick).
    6.You should now be in the System Recovery screen, follow the directions and the prompts.


  • TERRI RODDEN
    TERRI RODDEN Dec 31, 2008

    The check disk is only checking your harddrive for failure, you can reboot and not waste the time checking it. You already know that your harddrive is fine, that you manually deleted the files.
    Reboot the system and follow the instructions in my last post. The system recovery is very easy to follow.


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    TERRI RODDEN Dec 31, 2008

    if it asks for a password upon entering the recovery .. unless it has been changed the factory default is six zeros ... 000000

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