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I have having problems with my acer 3680. When switching on the laptop, it brings a screen up which says WINDOWS ERROR RECOVERY.

To fix the problem:

1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings and then click "NEXT".
3. Click "repair your computer".

I don't have the windows disc and it won't boot to get onto desktop so i can do a system restore.
Please help with any advice....and good advice please.
I've tried F8 AND F2 as someone suggested this on another forum.

Thanx x

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  • sonia07 Nov 06, 2007


    F8 doesn't bring anything up, F2 brings up loads of stuff. Please can you advise what i would do from there? as i haven't a clue what the BIOS is! i can see the bios though.

    Thanx Sonia

  • sonia07 Nov 06, 2007


    It says PHEONIXBIOS Setup Utility.

    Is that what you mean?

    What do i do from here then?


  • sonia07 Nov 06, 2007

    Please can you advise what i will do now.

    On start up i pressed F2 as that was the key that came up in bottom left corner. It then put me on a screen which says PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility.

    Now what do i do?


  • sonia07 Nov 06, 2007


    Thanx for quick responses. Sorry to sound stupid but i am a novice. Will that be in the BOOT section?

    If so it says BOOT PRIORITY ORDER:

    1: IDE O: Hitachi HTS541680J9SAOO-(

    2: IDE CDROM: OPtiarc DVD RW AD - 753OA-(

    3: network boot : bo2 doo yukon pxe

    4: USB HDD

    5: USB CD-ROM


    7: USB KEY


  • sonia07 Nov 06, 2007

    I bought my laptop from a software company in London with some software on i needed. I have contacted them and they said that windows vista doesnt do restore disc' this true?

    Who would i contact for this disc? doyou have the website?

    Thanx Sonia

  • sonia07 Nov 06, 2007

    Wish i had the disc!!

  • sonia07 Nov 07, 2007

    Thankyou anyway, for you quick response.


  • sonia07 Nov 07, 2007

    Hello shakeel,

    I have found the disc the laptop come with please can you let me know what i need to do now please, once i press F2?

    Thanx Sonia

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Yes, i found the recovery disc, but there must be something wrong with the hard drive, as it has gone off again, will have to take it into a pc shop and have them look at it.


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you said u did try to press F2 or F8 to get to bios setting, are you saying pressing these would not open bios setting windows?

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  • shakeelkhan Nov 06, 2007

    when you start your computer on the scree top right or bottom left you will see which key you need to press to get to bios setting window, it could be F2 , Esc, delette, or even F1 just pay close attention and look for that option it will stay on the screen for second or two, from setting window you can change the the start option from c: or a: drive to your cd drive.

    sincerly shakeel

  • shakeelkhan Nov 06, 2007


    now explore the option there you want to find the option somthing like first drive secondry drive or Master drive or slave drive .

  • shakeelkhan Nov 06, 2007

    look for boot sequence in which or order your computer starts first c drive then so on so forth we need to change it to d or e drive depending on which letter assign to your cd/dvd/rw drive

  • shakeelkhan Nov 06, 2007


    i just read your statement again you dont have "restore" CD?

    doing all this not going to do any good if you dont have cd.

    you need cd to restore you corrupt system your computer manufacturer can provide that for some fee.

    sincerly shakeel

  • shakeelkhan Nov 06, 2007


    you are doing good, now all is need is that cd.

  • shakeelkhan Nov 06, 2007

    I dont have much experience with vista, but i would say ACER would be the web site to start looking for cd or contact them via email and ask for advice.

    sorry i wish i could help more.

    sincerly shakeel

  • shakeelkhan Nov 27, 2007

    hi, sonia, sorry i was away for few weeks, did you fix you laptop.

    sincerly shakeel



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