How to Use Recovery Disks for Acer Laptops

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Acer laptops have a program installed at the factory called "eRecovery Management" software that allows you to create you own recovery disks. These disks are used for restoring the computer in the event of a major operating system problem. When your Acer laptop has stopped working properly, the recovery disk will wipe out your existing operating system and restore the computer to its original factory condition.

Connect a memory storage device to your Acer laptop, such as a USB memory drive. Transfer each of the files or programs you need from your Acer to the memory drive.

Disconnect any printer cables or networking cables attached to your Acer laptop. Insert the recovery disk into the laptop's optical drive.

Close the "auto play" window that appears on the screen. Open the Acer laptop's Start menu and navigate to "All Programs." Open the "Acer Empowering Technology" folder.

Click the "Acer eRecovery Management" icon. Click the "Restore" button at the bottom of the eRecovery Management window.

Click the "Recover System From CD/DVD" icon. Click "Next" to begin recovering the Acer laptop using the recovery disk. If you created your own recovery CDs earlier, you may be prompted to insert a second CD during the process.

Follow the on-screen prompts to set the Acer laptop's new operating system date, time zone and network settings.

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