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Cannot restore windows vista on my aspire 5100

I bought a used 5100 recently without the restoration CD.  I failed to boot and continue with the restoration of the windows vista from the HD because the default password "000000" was changed !! Is there any way i can overcome this password problem

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Need to restore from purchase date

If you have the Windows installation CD that cane with the Acer then boot the laptop with this Windows installation CD and reinstall Windows. Use the Windows Product Code label on the bottom of your laptop to install Windows..
You will also need to download the device drivers for your model laptop from the Acer WEB support site, make sure the download the correct XP or Vista version of the drivers which matches the Windows version you are installing.

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My acer 5100 laptop will not boot up. I get

you could try going to the boot menu, and choosing 'last known good', but that is probably not going to work.

you should be able to run a repair off the CD....

the file is a kernel, a neccessary file used by Windows. It may have gotten corrupted or deleted.. possibly by a virus or bad hard drive sector.

get a disc, and run repair, if that doesn't fix it, you may need to re-install a fresh copy of windows, which will over-write all your data. you may be able to boot to that upgrade CD and that may have a repair option...

good luck.

Sep 11, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Wont boot up and cant use restore

It sounds like a virus or spyware corrupted both your windows restore points and your partition...Do you have the discs that came with your system? I am afraid you'll have to manually restore.

Apr 13, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Acer Aspire 5100 won't system restore

If you created your system restore CDs when you purchased the system, insert your first CD into the CD drive and boot your computer. This will restore your computer to factory settings. ALL DATA WILL BE LOST.

Apr 02, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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My acer aspire 5100 keeps coming up with an error code when switched on, and does not allow me to even restore to another date when computer was ok. the code is ERROR LOADING C: WINDOWS\SYSTEM 32...

do you have the restore cd? Using a restore cd would remove your files but it would fix the problem.

if you can get your hands on a windows installation disk, for the version you are using. You could perform a repair installation, it would also fix the problem and you would get to keep the files.

a pc tech might be able to fix the problem without reinstalling windows but that would require you to take the laptop to someone.

I know I could but I'm not in the UK.

Jan 14, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Windows failed 2 restart

A system restore would correct the problem perhaps upon boot try f8 I believe or f2 I forget with vista and try booting in safe mode, if windows can't correct itself reload.

Nov 17, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Acer 5100 freezes

Boot your Vista recovery cd, then perform a System Restore from a restore point (do not select Install at this time).

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Sep 30, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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My Acer 5100

Go to safe mode by pressing F8 on boot of windows vista and restore windows you find it on accessories>system tools....

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Restoring acer aspire to its factory settings

From Acer customer support:

1 Ensure all Data is backed up, all data will be deleted.
2 Restart machine
3 When your unit switches back on hold down alt & tap f10 repeatedly...(on Acer icon)
4 Please wait a moment until prompted, -How would you like to restore?-
5 Please select –Restore system to factory default-
6 Enter your defined password or enter six zeros ‘000000’
7 Click ok
8 Please wait until process completed, this will take 45min – 1hour

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My Acer aspire 5100

If you are able, when the pc is booting up keep pressing F8, this will take you to safe mode and not allow the graphics driver to run. When in the safe mode options, select either Last known good configuration or start windows in safe mode. Last known good configuration should find the last good system settings, when it reboots. Start windows in safe mode allows you to go into windows using the administartor account, and then you should select system restore and restore back to the day before or just before you updated the graphics driver.

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