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Posted by Guest on Feb 27, 2009 hej what program can I use to reformat my crashed acer 3100? I have Vista. its totally dead and doesnt try to start up when I turn it on, but the light indicator shows that theres no probs with da adaptor, black screen it only shows.I know that I need to delete it unfortunatly and install a new OS, but what and where can I get or download the program to do so? I know that I will lose everything I have inside my laptop, but I dont see other way to make it work again. Ive tried F2, F8, alt-F10 isnt there a cd that you can use for deleting or formating the laptop to is origanal state but without any OS? where can i get and download it? pls help jingdior

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  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    thanks Smithbrother,

    But it will downgrade it from vista to XP, isnt there any with Vista? i tried looking but there is only discformatting to xp.

    All my wedding pictures is in there, I know i know that you should have a backup, but i´ve learned my lesson now, can someone help me retrieve any of the data on my crashed acer 3100?

    what program to do so? and where to get it.


  • rijotomas Mar 02, 2009

    thanks Smithbrother,

    But it will downgrade it from vista to XP, isnt there any with Vista? i tried looking but there is only discformatting to xp.

    All my wedding pictures is in there, I know i know that you should have a backup, but i´ve learned my lesson now, can someone help me retrieve any of the data on my crashed acer 3100?

    what program to do so? and where to get it.


  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009


    Thanks for the advice!

    I downloaded the file and burned it into a cd, inserted it to my acer, but still nothing happens.
    I can hear that it tries to read the cd but still the black screen.

    this is the file I downloaded:
    Post Acer Disk Formatter CD ISO Image Desktop Windows XP


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Download the below names file from the Acer Link also below.It is  the last one  listed. I believe you are incorrect . It also will also contain the operating system. You may also want to download the guides and manuals for your model while you are at that download site. FIle Name:Post Acer Disk Formatter CD ISO Image

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  • Thomas F. Schneider Mar 02, 2009

    To the person that asked about software to retreve data for VISTA. Usually once you cannot get anything from  a harddriver, then is is usually shot. Depending upon how inportant it is you can borrow someone elses windows disk.When installing it should say that it found windowns already on the computer and do you want it to fix the windows. Say yes. You may not  be able to register it then but it will give you a period of time,a month? to download everything that you want to save onto some disks,
    or is the internet connection is working to an e-mail account that is not downloaded onto  your computer.
      To the person asking about the original state w/o windows. NO. You can down load seperate drivers. But drivers are saved within wiindows itself. The BIOS beginning Instructions for the Operating System,
    are on a ROM chip and are still there.  Read your book to see how to get to the BIOS setup screen.  


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