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Lost all empowering technoldgy and E recovery , and it will not a

Even win i install the disk that came with the computer empowering tech,an Erecovery will not load

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Check this link out should hopefully explain any issues you might be having with this. http://support.acer-euro.com/empowering_technology/utility.html

Posted on May 28, 2009

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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.

Regards,
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!

Feb 09, 2013 | Acer Aspire Computers & Internet

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Acer ERecovery Service is Not Available


What is the ERecovery Service?
On Acer Computers there is a floating toolbar on the desktop called the Acer Empowering Technology program. Within this program there is the ERecovery Service that allows a user to create backup operating system disks, create a backup of the current system, and more. This is a very handy feature because in many cases the computer does not come with a set of backup disks.

The icon for the ERecovery service looks like this one:

erecoveryicon.jpg

If you dont see this icon on the Empowering Technology bar then the application is not installed and will not be available.

How to Open ERecovery Service

There are three ways to access the ERecovery Service.

  1. Press ALT-F10 when the computer is first turned on. If you see the Windows XP or Vista splash screen you've waited too long and will have to shut the computer down and try it again.
  2. Find the ERecovery Service icon on the Acer floating toolbar and click it.
  3. Click on Start, All Programs, Acer Empowering Technology, and click on the icon for Acer ERecovery Management.
Downgrading from Vista to XP - "ERecovery Service is Not Available"

On many Acer models, the computer is preinstalled with Windows Vista, but it comes with a set of Windows XP Professional disks that allow you to uninstall Vista and reinstall Windows XP. Unfortunately, the hidden partition (PQService) that enables the ERecovery feature remains with a Windows Vista image. So, after the reinstallation of Windows XP, the Erecovery service is not available and you'll see a screen similar to the one below when you try to access it from within Windows.







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You can still access the ERecovery Service using the Alt-F10 trick when the computer first starting booting, but you'll be disappointed to see the Windows Vista OS instead of Windows XP . Dont proceed with the ERecovery at this point unless you want to restore the system back to Vista.




on Jun 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How To Do A eRecovery Reinstall to ACER Factory Defaults.


.Heres 2 Very Useful methods

1-ACERs Original (x4) Recovery Disk/s
or
2-ACERs preloaded eRecovery ,

================================================
DISK RECOVERY CD (x4)
================================================
Put in System CD
F1 to Access BIOS
Set Boot order to CD in BIOS
EXIT and SAVE ,CONFIRM ,YES.
On Restart RECOVERY Mode will commence.
Follow Prompts when asked and in this order,
RCD1,RCD2,RCD3
Last Disk will be System CD to close the program and save your new settings.

This completed will give you a fresh install of ACER's Preload.
When restarts let the System install everything before you try to use it.

The system will shut down and restart a couple of times so no rushing will fix your problems with a Factory Default Install.

It should take 45min to reinstall

============================================

ACER eRecovery Preloaded onto your machine
============================================
Open eRcovery thru ACER Empowering Technology
Select RESTORE
Choose Factory Default,
This process is about the same time frame (45Min),
as the 4 disk method I have listed in the discription above.
===============================================
These will not work if you have a password locked on the bios or the hard drive so dont lose your passwords,
remember to kept them safe always.

Hope this clears any miss understanding of how to use eRecovery.

Enjoy Cheers MISTERDJ

on Apr 06, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Acer aspire l320


HI,

have you changed the hard drive or your machine ?

Regards,
Bilal

Feb 08, 2013 | Acer Aspire L320 Drivers Recovery Restore...

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I have an Acer Aspire 5720, ive had it for a year now and it is starting to slow down. I have lost the booklet to it and i need to do a master reset on it. Ive already backed everything up im just finding...


This was taken straight out of the manual for your model, which can be found here.

Acer eRecovery Management
Acer eRecovery Management is a tool to quickly backup and restore the system.
You can create and save a backup of the current system configuration to hard
disk, CD or DVD. You can also backup/restore the factory default image, and
reinstall applications and drivers.

Acer eRecovery Management consists of the following functions:

1 Create backup
2 Burn backup disc
3 Restore and recovery

This chapter will guide you through each process.
Note: This feature is only available on certain models. For systems
that do not have a built-in optical disc burner, plug in an external
optical disc burner before entering Acer eRecovery Management
for optical disc-related tasks.

When using Acer eRecovery Management, you may be prompted to enter the
Empowering Technology password to proceed. The Empowering Technology
password is set using the Empowering Technology toolbar or when first running
Acer eLock Management or Acer eRecovery Management.

Create backup

You can easily create full and fast (incremental) backup images of your system
configuration to hard disk from the main Acer eRecovery Management screen.
Note: Fast (incremental) Backup is only available after a Full
Backup is made.

1 Press <Alt> + <F10> or select Acer eRecovery Management from the
Empowering Technology toolbar to start Acer eRecovery Management.
2 In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select the type of backup you
want to create using Full or Fast.
3 Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.
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Burn backup disc
Using the Burn Disc page of Acer eRecovery Management, you can burn the
factory default image, a user backup image, the current system configuration,
or an application backup image to CD or DVD.
1 Press <Alt> + <F10> or select Acer eRecovery Management from the
Empowering Technology toolbar to start Acer eRecovery Management.
2 Switch to the Burn Disc page by selecting the Burn Disc button.
3 Select the type of backup (factory default, user, current system,
application) you would like to burn to disc. Choosing to burn a user backup
will burn your most recently created backup image to disc.
4 Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.
Note: Create a factory default image when you want to burn a
bootable disc that contains your computer's entire operating
system as it was delivered to you from the factory. If you wish to
have a disc that will allow you to browse the contents and install
selected drivers and applications, create an application backup
image instead — this disc will not be bootable.

Restore and recovery

The restore and recovery features allow you to restore or recover the system
from a factory default image, from a user created image, or from previously
created CD and DVD backups. You can also reinstall applications and drivers for
your Acer system.
1 Press <Alt> + <F10> or select Acer eRecovery Management from the
Empowering Technology toolbar to start Acer eRecovery Management.
2 Switch to the restore and recovery page by selecting the Restore button.
3 Select the backup point you would like to restore from. You can also
choose to recover the system from a factory default image, recover from a
previously created CD/DVD or reinstall applications and drivers.
4 Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.

Dec 20, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5720 Notebook

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Acer e-lock locked my cd-rom


Acer eRecovery Management and Acer disk-to-disk recovery are protected by a password that can be changed by the user. Follow the steps below to change the password in Acer eRecovery Management.



Boot to Windows XP.
Press ALT + F10 to open the Acer eRecovery Management utility.
Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select Recovery settings and click Next.
In the Recovery settings window, select Password: Change Acer eRecovery Management password and click Next.
Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.

Sep 01, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

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Acer extensa 4620 - empowering technology error


Sorry, but if you do not have the recovery CDś and the recovery partition has been erased, there is no way of getting it back. You may need to see if someone has the recovery CDś for sale on CL or an auction site.

Sorry to hear about it.

Apr 03, 2009 | Acer Aspire 4720 Notebook

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Sound device and acer empowering technology


What i would do is get a windows installation cd (the type used by computer builders) install it, and put in your windows xp key, that green sticker with numbers


Oct 19, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5580 Notebook

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D2d recovery


Hi,

Unfortunately once your original HDD has been replaced you lose all e-recovery features and there is no-way this can be reversed.

If you could get hold of the image from your old drive you maybe able to write it to your new, its a bit messy though.

The main reason for the "factory default image backup" you have not working now is because a snapshot of the C: drive is stored on D: drive so when you replaced the drive itself you basically made that disc useless for eRecovery features.

Sorry its bad news.

Cheers

Jun 17, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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D2d recovery


Is the d2d erecovery function enabled in the bios?

To check, activate the BIOS utility, press <F2> during the POST; while the notebook PC logo is being displayed.

To enable D2D recovery ard disk recovery), select Main from the categories listed at the top of the screen.

Find D2D Recovery at the bottom of the screen and use the <F5> and <F6> keys to set this value to Enabled.

That should allow you to use the F10 function key to activate D2D.
* Note: D2D e-recovery is not in Acer Empowering Management.
AEM is a power management utility that supports ACPI (advanced configuration and power interface) which allows for maximum power conservation and maximum performance. (Managed by the windows OS)

Jan 04, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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