the ERecovery Service?
Acer Computers there is a floating toolbar on the desktop called the
Acer Empowering Technology program. Within this program there is the
ERecovery Service that allows a user to create backup operating system
disks, create a backup of the current system, and more. This is a very
handy feature because in many cases the computer does not come with a
set of backup disks.
The icon for the ERecovery service looks like this one:
If you dont see this icon on the Empowering Technology bar then the
application is not installed and will not be available.
to Open ERecovery Service
are three ways to access the ERecovery Service.
from Vista to XP - "ERecovery Service is Not Available"
ALT-F10 when the computer is first turned on. If you see the Windows XP
or Vista splash screen
you've waited too long and will have to shut the
computer down and try it again.
the ERecovery Service icon on the Acer floating toolbar and click it.
on Start, All Programs, Acer Empowering Technology, and click on the
icon for Acer ERecovery Management.
On many Acer models, the computer is preinstalled with Windows Vista,
but it comes with a set of Windows XP Professional disks that allow you
to uninstall Vista and reinstall Windows XP. Unfortunately, the hidden
partition (PQService) that enables the ERecovery feature remains with a
Windows Vista image. So, after the reinstallation of Windows XP, the
Erecovery service is not available and you'll see a screen similar to
the one below when you try to access it from within Windows.
can still access the ERecovery Service using the Alt-F10 trick when the
computer first starting booting, but you'll be disappointed to see the
Windows Vista OS instead of Windows XP
. Dont proceed with the ERecovery
at this point unless you want to restore the system back to Vista.