Question about Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook
Recovery procedure for Acer netbooks.
The Recovery disc will help you to restore the hard drive with the original software content that was installed when you purchased your notebook. Follow the steps below to rebuild your hard drive. Your drive will be reformatted and all data will be erased. It is important to back up all data files before you use this option.
1. Press the power button to turn the system on.
2. Select to boot from a USB optical drive. There are two ways to do this:
2.1. Press <F2> during the Power-On Self-Test (when the Acer logo is displayed onscreen after bootup) to enter BIOS Setup.
2.1.1. Select the Boot menu.
2.1.2. Refer to onscreen instructions to set the first device to any bootable optical disc drive.
2.2. Press <F12> during the Power-On Self-Test (when the Acer logo is displayed onscreen after bootup), and select the USB ODD from the list that appears.
3. Ensure the Recovery disc is in an external (USB) optical disc drive, and exit the boot selection menu, by selecting Exit Saving Changes from the Exit menu or pressing <F10>, or by pressing <Enter> as appropriate.
4. Select Exit Saving Changes from the Exit menu or press <F10>.
5. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation process.
6. When you finish the recovery process, please remove the Recovery disc and insert the System disc again.
7. Restart your computer.
Create a Recovery USB device
You will need a second computer with an ODD to complete this procedure.
1) Insert the Recovery CD into the optical drive. Plug in a USB/flash drive with a minimum capacity of 1 GB.
2) Enter the BIOS setup and set the first boot device to the ODD. Save the changes and exit.
3) Allow your computer to boot up.
4) From the list of options, select "install2usb".
5) You will see a list of available disks, select the USB drive you plugged in.
6) Click the next button to complete the procedure.
7) Remove the USB ODD and USB/flash drive. You now have the Recovery system stored in your USB/flash drive, for future use if necessary.
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Consider what data you still need from your Acer Aspire One's hard drive. Save the files to an external USB device.
Restart the Acer Aspire One's operating system. Wait for the Acer logo to appear on the LCD screen.
Press the "Alt" and "F10" keys at the same time to bring up the recovery menu. Press "Enter."
Click "Next." Follow the prompts that appear on the screen to restore the operating system back to factory settings.
Connect the external USB device to your Acer Aspire One and transfer the data you saved earlier back to the netbook.
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