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Received a blue crash screen, Alt,F10 for erecovery, showed copying files, then tried to reboot and shut down without completing reboot. Now when try to start, showes windows small window and moving dots like trying to open and keeps up for 30 seconds and then shuts down again. O/S is Vista Home Premium. Tried to get recovery disks from Acer and told yesterday they have gotten rid of them and computer only 3 years old. Can't afford to buy a new one now. Do you know where I can get a set of recovery disks for an Acer Aspire 5100-4720 with Vista Home Premium? Please HELP!!!

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You can use a torrent site like isoHUNT, to download a copy of the Acer OEM vista disc, this is a little illegal, but if you use your own Windows key from your COA sticker, it should register and activate ok.
You may have to download your drivers seperatly from from ACER.
You will need a torrent client like UTorrent, and the download could take a day or so

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Save any files or folders on your Acer Aspire One with flash drives.
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1. begin with the D250 powered off ...
2. if present, remove any external monitor (unplug its VGA connector from D250 left side)
3. power on and immediately press F2 to enter the BIOS / setup utility
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12. if after a day or so, the screen has not changed, the problem is likely NOT hardware.
13. on the other hand, if your screen problem occurs after awhile, then it is hardware.
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