I have a relatively new, high-spec Acer Aspire 8920 laptop:
- Intel Centrino Duo 1.8Ghz
- Several Gb of memory
- 2 x 150 Gb HDD's
- NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
- MS Vista
- Blu-Ray, 18" screen, 5.1
The problem that I have is that I shut down the laptop as usual (no
shady downloads, no dodgy website visits, just reading the BBC News
website) one night. The next morning I couldn't log back on.
Originally it would take a bit longer than usual to lad (the Vista
green bars), but eventually it came to the log-in screen. The issue
here was that when I went to click on my profile to type in my password
(or use the finger print reader) the user boxes would vanish, but the
log-in background would remain - not loading, nothing.
I tried restarting a few times, until I got even less than the user
log-in boxes: a black screen with just a movable cursor (Ctrl+Alt+Del
didn't work, but the Caps and NumLock did). I would get the same result
when I tried to go into Safe Mode.
That is when I tried to do a complete recovery via Alt+F10 when the
Acer boot screen shows. This is something I have done previously when
software I had, conflicted with Vista and screwed everything up. The
agonising problem this time however is that when I do Alt+F10.....I
just get a flashing cursor in the top left hand corner.....nothing
Does anyone have any suggestions of how to work around this issue? I
haven't deleted the secret partition or installed any rogue
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Re: Acer Aspire 8920 Unable to do d2d recovery
Looks like a problem with the laptops harddrive. Since its a latest model on the block,There may be some glitches in the laptops setup. I believe its stil under warranty I would recomend you to contact your local Acer helpdesk.
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The Acer Aspire One Netbook has a hidden partition on its hard disk drive which allows recovery of
1. operating system to original factory image (with no recovery disk required)
2. applications (selectable)
3. drivers (selectable)
If the netbook came with pre-installed Windows XP, use Acer eRecovery Management by
1. pressing start button at bottom left corner of Taskbar
2. hover cursor over All Programs then Acer Empowering Technology
3. then click on Acer eRecovery Management and follow subsequent recovery instructions
Alternatively, on powering up, press Alt and F10 together while Acer logo is showing.
If this doesn't work, there is the possibility that the D2D recovery is not enabled for startup.
To enable D2D recovery,
1. press F2 on powering up to get into the startup utility
2. cursor over to the Main tab
3. cursor down to D2D and enable it.
4. save changes when exiting - system will reboot
5. again, press Alt and F10 together while Acer logo is showing.
choose to boot on the vista partition and imidiatly press F8 several times to get the vista boot menu.
choose "repair computer" choose language, choose user (and type in password if there is any) see if there is a option called something like ACER recovery /factory image / something similar (usually the bottom option)
if there is, click it and start recovery.
if there isnt i would contact acer and have them send me a new recoverysett. (4-6 weeks deliverytime)
According to system specs your system is not compatible with the Core 2 Duo or Centrino Core 2 Duo. To upgrade to those chips you would need to replace the motherboard with one capable of running those chips. If you decided to do that you would almost surely need new RAM as newer boards use newer technology. By the time you did this the upgrade would not be cost effective. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.
Hi there You want to restore your computer to its original settings without recovery CDs? This recovery process helps you restore the C: drive with the original software content that is installed when you purchase your notebook. Follow the steps below to rebuild your C: drive. (Your C: drive will be reformatted and all data will be erased.) It is important to back up all data files before using this option. Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings. 1 To activate the BIOS utility, press <F2> during boot up. 2 Check to see if Acer disk-to-disk recovery is enabled or not. 3 Make sure the D2D Recovery setting in Main is Enabled. 4 Exit the BIOS utility and save changes. The system will reboot. To start the recovery process: 1 Restart the system. 2 While the Acer logo is showing, press <Alt> + <F10> at the same time to enter the recovery process. 3 Refer to the onscreen instructions to perform system recovery.
what do you mean your friend got a d2d disc? you mean the dvd? what i want is a partition that came from a harddisk. if anyone is kind to image the pqservice partition using rdrive image software. just PM me if you can help. thanks a lot..