The Recovery Disk Is Not Working on My Acer

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Acer PC systems come complete with a recovery disk. The recovery disk can be inserted in the event that the system begins to malfunction and needs to be restored to its factory configuration. There are several steps you must take before and after inserting the recovery disk in order for the Acer to initiate a restoration of the hard drive. There is also an alternative method of restoration which you can initiate from Microsoft Windows Explorer to restore the system from a disk or from the recovery drive stored inside a partition on the hard drive.

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    Insert the Recovery Disk Correctly

  1. 1

    Restart the computer. When the ACER logo appears, press "F2" to initiate the BIOS menu.

  2. 2

    Select the "Boot" option with the keyboard arrow keys.

  3. 3

    Follow the onscreen prompts to select the CD/DVD-ROM as the first device from which the system should gather boot instructions.

  4. 4

    Press the CD/DVD-ROM button to eject to open the drive and place the recovery disk in it. Close the drive.

  5. 5

    Hit the "F10" button on the keyboard to initiate recovery from the disk. The computer will now restore itself based on the recovery disk information. Follow the prompts to restore the system.

    Alternative to Recovery Disk

  1. 1

    Click on the "Start" button and select "Acer Empowering Technology."

  2. 2

    Choose "Acer eRecovery Management." This will open a recovery icon on the desktop. Click on the icon to open the Acer eRecovery Management window. Click "Create."

  3. 3

    Back up the current files. Select a save location to back up the files and enter a password to unlock the saved files when prompted. Choose either "Full" or "Incremental" Backup and press "Next." Name the backup when prompted. Click "Next" and select "Yes" to continue. Press "Next" again and the files will be backed up. When back up is complete, go to the next step.

  4. 4

    Click on the "Restore" option at the bottom of the Acer eRecovery Management window.

  5. 5

    Select a recovery option. Options include: Restore system to factory default and Restore system from CD/DVD.

  6. 6

    Follow any additional prompts. If restoring the system from a disk, insert the disk into the drive when prompted.

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