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Hi...my acer tm4230 wont boot up, i cant run recovery because it

Can i get around thids problem"?

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  • Nick Tenza May 11, 2010

    does anything show on the screen?
    any error messages?
    does it freeze? if so, where?


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Need to reset factory settings to wipe laptop clean but dont have a disc


hi
there is two ways to do it.

Laptop Recovery Instructions
If you cant boot into windows

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

If you can boot into windows

Click "START"
All Programs
Acer/ Packard Bell/ E-machine recovery
Select "Recovery management"
Click "Restore"
Click "Fully restore to factory default"
NB: This process takes about 15 to 20 min

Jun 15, 2011 | Acer PC Laptops

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Recovery cd for acer aspire 5332


Mostly Acer machines come with a partition installed in them, basically if you cant boot to windows, you can simply hold down Alt Key and Continuously tap the F10 key immediately after booting up the unit to get to the recovery mode.
Or you can simply contact Acer for the Recovery CD's.

May 27, 2011 | Acer PC Laptops

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How can I get as recovery disc for an Acer TravelMate 4230=6704? Blue screen from hell!


i wouldnt go for the "recovery disc" if you can re-formatt the harddrive and re-install the operating system its way better,the recovery discs only work under certain conditions

Mar 14, 2011 | Acer TravelMateĀ® 4230-6704...

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How do i reset my settings to factory settings if i cant get to my desktop but i cant do nothing because its on the windows xp??


To start the system recovery:

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. When the Acer logo appears on the screen, press the Alt and F10 keys repeatedly.
  3. If you are prompted with a Microsoft Windows boot screen, press the Enter key.
  4. After the system recovery application has loaded, follow the prompts to reinstall the Operating System.
If the ability to reinstall from the previous method is not available or fails, recovery of the Operating System will need to be from Recovery Media.
Note: If your computer does not have an internal optical disc drive, an external optical disc drive will be required in order to recover the Operating System using Acer Recovery Media.
  1. Restart the computer.
  2. When the Acer logo appears on the screen, press the F12 key repeatedly to enter the computer's Boot Menu.
  3. Press the CD-ROM drive eject button and insert the disc labeled System CD.
  4. Close the CD-ROM tray.
  5. Refer to on screen instructions to select either CDROM or USB CDROM.
  6. The computer will boot from the Acer Recovery Media
  7. When prompted for the Recovery CD, remove the System CD and insert the Recovery CD.

    Note: If there are multiple Recovery CDs, please insert the first of the Recovery CDs.

  8. After the system recovery application has loaded, follow the prompts to reinstall the Operating System.
Note: If you do not have a set of Acer Recovery Media, you may purchase the set online from the Acer Recovery Media Order Form. If your computer is unable to run the Acer Recovery process, or errors occur during recovery, please contact Acer support.
Order form:
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=Acer

Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response. Happy New Year!

Thanks, Joe

Jan 10, 2011 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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I was given an acer travelmate 4230 which used to have vista but now has xp pro. I installed acer bluetooth drivers and software, but a popup tells me that the hardware could not be found. where in the...


On the Acer site, the list does not show a bluetooth.
TravelMate 4230 Series Specifications Part Number: TravelMate4230 TravelMate 4230
Feature Description Model PN CPU RAM HDD Optical LCD LAN OS TM4230-6128 LX.TES06.008 C2DT5500 2*512 120 8X Supermulti. 15.4 802.11abg XPP PT TM4230-6240 LX.TES06.012 C2DT5500 2*1G 160 8X Supermulti. 15.4 802.11abg XPP FR TM4230-6254 LX.TES06.006 C2DT5500 2*512 120 8X Supermulti. 15.4 802.11abg XPP FR TM4230-6327 LX.TES06.036 C2DT5200 2*512 120 8X Supermulti. 15.4 802.11abg XPP ES TM4230-6433 LX.TES06.005 C2DT5500 2*512 120 8X Supermulti. 15.4 802.11abg XPP EN TM4230-6434 LX.TES06.011 C2DT5500 2*1G 160 8X Supermulti. 15.4 802.11abg XPP EN TM4230-6704 LX.TFF06.089 C2DT5200 2*512 120 8X Supermulti. 15.4 802.11abg XPP EN TM4230-6760 LX.TES06.007 C2DT5500 2*512 120 8X Supermulti. 15.4 802.11abg XPP ES TM4230-6822 LX.TES06.030 C2DT5200 2*512 120 8X Supermulti. 15.4 802.11abg XPP PT TM4230-6909 LX.TES06.034 C2DT5200 1*512 120 8X Supermulti. 15.4 802.11abg XPP PT Part Number See models above Processor / Speed Intel® Core™2 Duo processor with Intel® EM64T support:
T7200/T7400/T7600 with (4 MB L2 cache, 2/2.16/2.33 GHz, 667 MHz FSB) or
T5500/T5600 with (2 MB L2 cache, 1.66/1.83 GHz, 667 MHz FSB) Core Logic Chipset Intel® 945PM/GM Express System Bus Speed 667 FSB RAM / Max RAM 512 MB of DDR2 533/667 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules (dual-channel support) Video Subsystem Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 with up to 224 MB of shared system memory, supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0, PCI Express® LCD Properties 15.4" WXGA TFT LCD, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution Hard Disk Drive 80GB or higher CD-ROM Drive 8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive Battery, Primary 44W 4000 mAh Li-ion battery pack (6-cell) with up to
2.5-hour battery life or
71W 4800 mAh Li-ion battery pack (8-cell) with up to
4.5-hour battery life
(varies by model) Sound Subsystem Intel® High Definition audio support
Two built-in Acer 3DSonic stereo speakers
Built-in microphone
Sound Blaster Pro™ and MS Sound compatible PCCard Support 1Type II PCCard slot Pointing Device Touchpad Peripheral Subsystem 4 USB 2.0 ports, 1 VGA port
Headphones/speaker/line-out jack, Microphone/Line-in jack
5-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)

Acer OrbiCam™ integrated 1.3 megapixel CMOS
(selected models) Modem 56K ITU V.92 PPT approved, Wake-on-Ring ready Ethernet 10/100 Fast Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (dual-band tri-mode 802.11a/b/g) Dimensions / Weight 14.09" x 10.43" x 1.15/1.41"
6.09 lbs (with primary battery) AC Power 100-240V AC AutoSensing Adapter

Environment
    Shock
    Operational/Non-Operational
5 G max. pulse / 40 G max. pulse
    Vibration
    Non-Operational
5-27HZ, 0.16" p-p, 2g peak, 27-500HZ
    Temperature
    Operational/Non-Operational
+5ºC - +35ºC / -20ºC - +50ºC
    Humidity
    Operational/Non-Operational
10% - 90% / 10% - 90%
    Altitude
    Operational/Non-Operational
10,000 ft / 40,000 ft Operating System Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2
Windows XP Home with Service Pack 2
(varies by model)

Apr 07, 2010 | Acer TravelMate 4230-6499 Notebook

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How to restore my acer aspire 5001 to factory settings i tried the normal restore but it dont work can you help pls ,,cheers neil


Hi I contacted Acer about this myself and this is what they wrote back.


The other way before Vista starts up is to tap ALT + F10 (at the same time repeatedly) when the computer is first switched on.. The window of opportunity is very small, so this may take a few attempts

Once you have tapped both the ALT and F10 repeatedly, you may see a screen showing:

“Edit Boot options for Microsoft Windows Vista”

If you see this, unfortunately, you have missed the window of opportunity, and you need to restart, and try again.

If you see this:
“Edit Boot options for Windows Setup” OR “Edit Boot options for Acer eRecovery”

Then it indicates that you have tapped the ALT + F10 correctly, and all you now need to do is press “Enter” and the Recovery program should load on your screen after a short pause..

In some cases, you may need to remove the battery (for notebooks only) and run the machine directly from the mains.

The Disk2Disk recovery feature allows you to recover the system without recovery CDs.

This will return your system to factory settings and will delete everything stored on the machine.
If possible we strongly advise backing up anything important on your machine before starting the recovery process.


Jul 09, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Acer asire 5920 wont boot up cant get to windows to type anything in just a black screen asking for password or harddisk password. have acer aspire 5920 system disk it works asks for recovery disk 2 runs a...


For the psswords i can recomend to reset them from BIOS but to do that you must first know them. The problem with recovery disks is solvable if you boot from an XP disc and format the C: partition in NTFS file sistem and when it starts copying files to install the windows stop the installation ( F3 or press the power button for more than 4 seconds.. don't worry you will not sustain disk damage... done it myself with the same notebook for a dozen times ) After formatting the partition C: try recovery again and it will work.
NOTE: for the formatting of the partition you must set the HDD mode from AHCI to ATA witch permits the XP setup utility to "see" the HDD. If it is set in AHCI mode the setup utility for windows XP will not detect youre HDD

Jun 16, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5920-6727 Notebook

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Cant boot up says error recovery start up repair wont work how do i recover


If you are running Windows 2000 or XP, restart and watch for the black and white starting windows bar at the bottom Press either F% or F8 (it will tell you but be quick) to bring up other boot options.

May 09, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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Can get the aspire to boot to windows


try F8, that's usually safe mode. press it like once a second as it's booting.

what's your specific problem-- cant boot windows?

can you try putting a windows install disk in and choosing "repair" when it boots? (you want to make sure you dont format your drive though, repair wont do that usually if youre careful)

Feb 02, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Acer recovery disc wont work


u cant use recovery disk u need orginal vista dvd or xp cd boot into that then formatt ect

Jan 28, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100-5033 Notebook

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