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Startup Recovery thanks to the crashing problem as stated in another issue, sometimes the laptop would boot up with an option to use startup recovery, and was the recommended choice, and also an option to start windows normally. the problem is that anytime you pick the option to use start up recovery, it would go blank for a second as if to load, and then bring me back to the exact same menu. any ideas?

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  • Allen Gore
    Allen Gore May 09, 2008

    i have a backup on the acer e_recovery thing. however its a little outdated but i can eaisly make a new one =)

    i also have the original Windows Vista CD, as it came with the laptop.

    however, will my acer tools ect. reinstall with windows? cause that is how i would recover everything once it was reinstalled, and although according to acer's ToS i can make one legal backup of acer empowering technology and the tools to go with, i have found no way to actually go about doing so.

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Sure..you'll need to re install your operating system from the installation disk. Got backup?

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