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Remove the hard drive. Put it into a working computer as a slave drive. You can then access the hard drive from the second working computer to save your data.
Alternatively, buy a 3.5" hard drive enclosure (like this one: http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&MSCSProfile=3C79F0C7EA3162B2D7ADAC57314A0E6A590377F958863102EDBCF732E27F5F9388E0A55795B25749B2DCA82F3E403B752755F32E5B789E64D63C62D3278A64336587C84A5489154B0DA4873945D091EB3A885032FFFAB317F456B0258935E9F951596CC147AFD5FE7493D1CB0BD503269C7C090911A34F48&sku_id=0665000FS10092821&catid=11288 ) and put it in there, then you can plug that into another working computer via usb and access your files that way.
Third alternative, boot to a rescue diagnostic disc such as the Ultimate Boot CD http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ and you can access your hard drive from there. This is an option for advanced users, since a lot of the diagnostic tools are command prompt driven and require you to understand a little about the insides of the computer. You will need another external hard drive or usb key or something to copy your data to.
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This restores the PC to the condition it was in when the Complete Backup was made. If a Complete Backup was never made, this can still be used to restore the PC to its initial status. (Out of the Box condition)
Warning: A Complete restore erases all current files, settings, programs and other data and replaces them with the files, settings, programs and other data contained in the Complete Backup. In other words, it restores your computer to the way it was when you made the Complete Backup. Also, note that any programs installed after the Complete Backup will still need to be reinstalled.
To perform a Complete Restore, follow these steps:
Important: Make sure you have power connected to the PC. If power is lost during a restore, you need to start the process again from the beginning.
Warning: If you have data on drive C that you do not want to lose, stop now and perform a Data Backup.
Note: You will need to perform an additional restart for Windows to apply its changes.
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To restore computer to its original settings without
Note: If your system is the multilingual version, the operating
system and language you choose when you first turn on the
system will be the only option for future recovery operations.
This recovery process helps you restore the C: drive with the original software
content that is installed when you purchase your notebook. Follow the steps
below to rebuild your C: drive. (Your C: drive will be reformatted and all data
will be erased.) It is important to back up all data files before using this option.
Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings.
1 Check to see if Acer disk-to-disk recovery is enabled or not.
2 Make sure the D2D Recovery setting in Main is Enabled.
3 Exit the BIOS utility and save changes. The system will reboot.
Note: To activate the BIOS utility, press <F2> during POST..
To start the recovery process:
1 Restart the system.
2 While the Acer logo is showing, press <Alt> + <F10> at the same time to
enter the recovery process.
3 Refer to the onscreen instructions to perform system recovery.
Important! This feature occupies 15 GB in a hidden partition on
your hard disk
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