Hello, I just want to recover?reformat my hard disk on the Acer aspire T120E computer as it is very slow. I have the two original disks. no 1 says system cd, no 2 says recovery cd. I put them in the cd drive and nothing happens, i cant get them to work!!!
i have been told to restart and press F2 or F12 to boot from cd but, again nothing happens. I have Mcafee working in the background and Roxio easy media creator 9 which has drag to disk app working. Any conflicts here?
I just want to start aain from scratch and cant.
can u help?
Cheers Kev Keay
F12 should take you to your boot order not to the BIOS config screen, F1, F2, Del, or ESC (depending on your motherboard) will take you to the config screen so you can setup to boot from CD first. F8 will not help you in this situation as it will only give you Windows boot options like safe mode, safe mode with network, enable logging.... so yea throw in the cd and pound away on F12
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I think the person who told you to press F2 or F12 did this to get you into your bios so you could change the boot order. While windows is running, put your recovery cd in the cdrom & just restart the pc. As your Pc begains to startup press the F8 key every two seconds. This will bring up what in known as the boot menu. You can choose which device you want to boot from, for this situitation pick the cdrom & the cd will begin to run your recovery program. There are other ways of getting your system to run like a new install. One is run a program that will clean your entire drive. Like this program & it's free. http://pctuneuptips.com/recommends/clean/?gclid=COSXguXYhZECFQIQFQodT0ekGw After a good cleaning run windows Defrag. By doing this you will not loose any of your personal data or current updateds. And there you go! Please vote...
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You can reformat the hard drive when installing windows. In order to get this done you will need a bootable windows instalation cd. Just start the computer and press f12 to select boot from cd. When the windows instalation starts, among the first things it will do is to ask you how to reformat the hard drive. In order for this to be shown however, you will need to boot the cd when you start the computer instead of running it from windows. Make sure you copy the files you don't want to loose to another hard drive or usb stick before you attempt this. Once you allow the windows instalation cd to format the drive you can't recover anything from it, and a new, fresh copy of windows will be installed with factory defaults.
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FIXING A SLOW COMPUTER A slow computer could be caused by a number of things - 1.Insufficient RAM (memory) - if your computer has less than 512Mb of RAM then increase it to at least 1Gb of RAM. 2.Registry problems - clean and repair the registry, it will contain unused registry keys. Use programs such as Registry Mechanic, Microsoft RegClean etc. 3.Uninstall/remove unused programs, this will also free up hard disk space. 4.Not enough hard disk space - swap file space may need to be increased if Windows hasn't been configured to manage it. 5.Install latest Windows updates. 6.Update virus definition files and scan computer for viruses, Trojans, malware etc. 7.Clear the Internet cache for faster browsing. 8.Hard disk maintenance is required at least once a month to keep it functioning efficiently. Run the following programs - Disk Cleanup - removes temporary files that are no longer used and to recovers hard disk space. Disk Defragmenter to make fragmented files into contiguous files and therefore the hard disk access is faster.
Try this method it may work. If you can boot up with the external USB hard drive on your Acer, then use a working computer and copy the Windows installation CD onto the external hard disk then connect the USB externak hard disk to the USB port on your Acer and boot up using the external hard drive.
Press (right) ALT Gr+F10 before windows loading and the Acer logo is showing to enter the Acer Aspire's reformatting utility. Follow the on-screen prompts. Your laptop's hard drive will reformat and the original applications will be reinstalled. Your computer will restart after the reformatting process is complete. Enter your name and other personal information when prompted during the Windows operating system setup process.
1. Click "Start," "Turn Off Computer" and then "Restart", if it is on.
If your computer is off, turn it on by pressing the power button above
2. Press the "F2" function key on your computer's keyboard to enter the BIOS utility.
3. Use the laptop's right arrow key to scroll to "Main." Confirm that
the "D2D Recovery" is "Enabled." If the D2D option is "Disabled," scroll
down to the option using the down arrow key. Press "Enter" to change the option to "Enabled."
4. Use the laptop's right arrow key to scroll to "Exit." The "Exit
Saving Changes" option will be highlighted. Press "Enter" to save the
settings and exit the BIOS utility. Your Acer Aspire will restart.
Reformatting the Acer Aspire
1. Press the "ALT" and "F10" keys together while your computer is
restarting and the Acer logo is showing to enter the Acer Aspire's
2. Follow the on-screen prompts. Your laptop's hard drive will reformat
and the original applications will be reinstalled. Your computer will
restart after the reformatting process is complete.
3. Enter your name and other personal information when prompted during the Windows operating system setup process.
Hello Bigluff, Hi, most likely you have a corrupted Hard Drive, This need to be reformatted, Now if you have important files on it, You need a technician to remove the hard drive out of the Aspire, once removed, place the hard drive on a PC to recover all your important documents, this should be done the first time, immediately back up the files. Once backed up, you may now proceed to reformatting the drive.
hi, you just reformat your computer then install the vista and the driver of your computer this will back to the normal setting or used your recovery disk if you have, and insert it then recover it. if you have your recovery disk your computer will go back to normal condition just like when you buy it...
Unmountable boot volume is Hard Disk Partition lost. There are two partition on hard disk, one is NTFS & FAT32, if this two partition are damage or lost, then you have lost your data also. Reformat on it are the best way result and put new windows system.
You can recover your pictures after reformat by using a program RECOVERMYFILES, this program even when your windows system got reformatted can recover all of it.