Question about PC Laptops
Just got 5920 laptop, but on initial startup, I only see F2 for setup, I tried pressing F10 or Alt-F10, but the restore menu does not come up.
I saw on another post (http://www.fixya.com/support/t223496-d2d_recovery) that you have (Acer_MBR_F10_Repair.zip.html)
I saw wondering if I should use that file for 5920 or is that MBR fix laptop model specific?
I've had this problem before with exactly the same computer. What you have to do is after you see the screen with F2 to enter BIOS, you have to hit F8 NOT F10 and then it takes you to another screen. At this screen you need to hit "Startup Repair". If your hard drive won't let you go past that point and says to choose another option than your hard drive is corrupted, but if it does you will to go to a Windows Safe-mode looking screen that allows you to choose your options for repair 2 of which are system restore and complete system restore. Hope this helps!
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
3.2GB partition is XPe (win XP express) partition. Do u know Arcade?? Turn off your laptop, then press Arcade button ( i didn't mean power button)- the button under Empower button- and now, do u see Arcade work???
@misterwasp: aspire 5920 have OEM partition only(9GB). U don't need original restore disc. If Alt+F10 wont work, u can get back all driver only. Download and install eRecovery, choose reinstall driver. eRecovery 'll get back ur driver from OEM partition. Then choose right driver to install.
P.S: sry about my English :P. There 's a lot of English's mistake.
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
The aspire 5920 has an option in the dios to enable d2d recovery, check this is enabled
Posted on Jul 01, 2008
Good day hope you answer my proble with my loptap cu'z i want to restore my windows and i don't know how to restore that can anyone help me to restore my windows?
Posted on Mar 09, 2008
Most likely the restore partition has been erased. If you are in the USA, by law, used laptops must be sold without an operating system. Sometimes with big bulk second hand buys, the reseller erases the wrong partition (recovery must be done from a separate small partition). Does the laptop have an operating system? Windows 98, 2K, \XP or Vista? If so, you can open disk management in administrative tools and look to see if there is a recovery partition. It will be between 8 to 120mb or so. Let me know and we can take this a step farther
Posted on Feb 14, 2008
Hi, i have a acer aspire 5920 with no operating system and a hidden 9gb partition, trying to install vista as i dont have original restore discs but hangs at completing installation screen, alt and f10 wont work, any ideas anyone?
Posted on Oct 12, 2008
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this case, first you have to enter setup by pressing F2 at boot time,
as soon as the ACER logo appears in the screen. Then, you will need
to switch the SATA Mode to IDE from AHCI.
Main -> SATA Mode -> IDE
is done to allow Window XP to see your SATA.as an IDE disk and
install the system.
you get the external USB CD/DVD driver to use with a Windows XP
installer CD, connect it to you laptop, switch it on and press F2
again to enter Setup.
time, scroll over to the BOOT menu and press Enter. Scroll down to
the last option USB CD- Rom and then use the F5 key to move it to the
top of the boot list order. Then press Escape and then F10 and finally Enter. The computer will restart and load the CD and you can start
the installation of Windows XP.
Hope this info may help you!
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