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Help with my laptop

My desktop icons and taskbar keeps disappearing and reappearing and i did virus scans,registry checks and created a different user but it didn't work..

I need to format the harddrive and load a new OS

Please help

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  • maartenp May 21, 2008

    no i don't have any cd's

  • maartenp May 21, 2008

    only an older XP

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Acer laptops have a recovery partition to you can do a non-destructive or a destructive re-install.

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.


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.

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Do you have your Acer restore cd or your original Windows cd? Let me know and I will help you through this. Thanks.

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Posted on May 21, 2008

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