Cannot Re-install Windows from Recovery DVD's ACER 5610-4179
When I try to re-install my operating system with my recovery disks it will always stop at DOTNETFX/ file and won't continue. It is an ACER Aspire 5610-4179 laptop. I was successfully able to install windows xp pro but not xp home. Anything I am missing? Thanks for any help!
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Hello, Your recovery disks must be scratched or files are corrupted. Since you have successfully installed XP Pro, why not stay with it as it's better than Home? If you have a restoration partition on your C drive, you may be able to revert to your original configuration from it. And if you insist on XP Home or only have a valid product key for home, you can borrow a disk from anyone who has a good copy. I hope this helps.
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If you can not remember the windows admin password, try to reset it with a reset disk. Free download windows password Recovery from http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com and there is a .iso file included. Burn the .ISO file onto a blank CD which is so-called windows password Recovery disk. With this disk, you can reset windows password without erasing anything
Restoring from the Acer Aspire System Recovery partition is easy Most Aspires will have a second partition that can be used to restore if you do not have CD It is recommended that you make those CD when you first buy the laptop If you don t you run the risk of not being able to install Windows again if that second partition fails Restoring From The Acer Aspire System Recovery Partition Keep in mind that running the recovery will restore the computer to the way it was when you first brought it home Anything you added will be lost so make sure you have program disks passwords favorite websites photos, documents and anything else you need backed up before proceeding with the recovery of your Acer Aspire.Hard Disk Recovery should be enabled by default If it is not you may need to go into your system s BIOS by hitting F2 at boot and enable it under the Advanced tab Once Hard Disk Recovery is enabled, restart the system and hit ALT F10 This will begin restoring from the Aspire system recovery partition. You will be prompted to type six zeros as a security step Type 000000 to proceed You will then see a screen to select your Operating System. Do this and hit enter and the recovery process will begin You Cannot Use The Acer Aspire System Recovery Partition The process for restoring from the Acer Aspire System Recovery partition is similar with all major brand names The most important thing to remember is to always have backups of your data and take a few minutes to burn recovery DVDs using Acer s built in utility. Creating these backup DVD is vital If the hard drive fails you will not be able to perform a recovery from the Acer Aspire system recovery partition Create the media and store it in a safe place along with the rest of your software and computer documentation
You must have CD installation to reinstall the OS. Turn on your laptop, connect external CD/DVD ROM to USB. Insert the OS CD then follow the steps on your screen to complete the process.
You will prompted to repair the OS during process , follow the instructions to repair OS.
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 10 GB in a hidden partition on your hard disk.
Follow etaf's instructions above, if you cannot enter the Acer recovery utility try this...
Do not press and hold Alt + F10. Do it like this... From the Acer splash screen press and hold the Alt key while constantly pecking the F10 key.
However, you want to save all of your photos, favorites folder, music etc. on an external disk or flash drive before entering the Acer restore utility above. Anything that DID NOT come pre-installed on your netbook will be lost. Once restored, always, always, always back up your system with an external disk or flash drive as you go, meaning that as you add legitimate software and personal files to your PC and your PC works normally, back it up. It's cheap and the next time this happens you can enter plug in your flash or disk run the restore, and have EVERYTHING back including the stuff that did not come on your system when you bought it.
Your hard drive has a hidden partition that contains the original factory OS and program stored for rescue and recovery.
1 Boot to Windows.
2 Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery Management utility.
3 Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
4 In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select Recovery actions and
5 In the Recovery settings window, select Reinstall applications/drivers and
6 Select the desired driver/application and follow the instructions on screen