Does that make sense to you? Step 2 — Getting Your System Ready For Windows 8. She bought a new hard drive and replaced but It is a few years old and acer says that they do not have a recovery disc for it. Else use this simple trick to disable secure boot. And then will it restore to Factory settings? Okay, now let's say you buy it and have all that, but the new car performs exactly the same as your last one- or worse. Check what type of bios is enabled. I have a Acer Extensa 4620Z with the partitioned hard drive and Windows Vista.
Thats why I was hoping to find a way to find whatever she used for her password that she obviously forgot she made. Installed all updates on my phone. My name is Pat-today I received a computer message to backup my window 7 startup program while washing some clothes. In the past, to resolve these types of issues you would need to backup your data, reinstall the operating system, and then restore your data to the. You probably want to start with the chipset driver, then the video drivers, sound, etc. I just wanted to say a big thank you for suggesting tapping F10 with the Alt key depressed.
You can probably initiate the recovery using it. There are several settings you can change, but most users can simply leave everything at default. You wont have to do any thing with them. Now, those who can clean install windows 8. C: and the other e: Is there a way to check wherether i have 2 hard disks or just one. It normally auto-runs and will open to a menu, or options page. As I mentioned, try the Alt+F10 combination for a few more times holding Alt, then keep pressing F10 , it might just work.
I have manually reformatted computers in the past and thought about doing it to this one. But I saw above you told someone else about this link to retrieving your original password. So, considering warranty and factory installed hard drive size, it might be better to simply replace the originally installed hard drive with a larger or faster hard drive, keeping the older drive in case of needed factory repair. Got similar problem on another acer after upgraded to windows 7 but had battery replaced under warranty and switched back to xp. Any help would be much appreciated.
Then again, maybe my laptop just doesn't like me and is making my life difficult, which makes my comment a moot point. Thanx for your time Blitzer Hey there Ghost I have a acer 6920 laptop that was running slow so I did a system restore from the back up discs. Some extra information for the solution of this error: Rgds, Taylor Hi Ghost, I need your help and opinion as my Acer Aspire One 751h netbook crashed. In previous versions of Windows you were able to access the advanced startup options menu by clicking on the F8 key when Windows started. I now decided to go into acer erecovery and burn a cd copy for recovery.
Follow these steps for windows 10 for factory reset. There are two different algorithms to choose from. You have not installed all pending Windows Updates. I don't have the original W8 disk since it was already on the laptop. Are you able to boot into any other mode such as Safe Mode F8 before the Windows Logo appear? These can drastically reduce the lifespan and may not actually remove any data. My acer extensa 4620z stopped working a few months back.
I tried removing the hd and booting up. Could you give me a little more detail where I could find that file? If you face any trouble, let me know in comments below. Some laptops have a special function key to restore. This may surprise you, but some people would rather tinker for an hour or so instead of pointlessly dropping half a grand to reduce performance. Now that your hard drive is wiped, you can move on to doing whatever it is you want to do with it. Hi, Is the Windows in the computer still running? However, there is no way for you to get another copy of Windows Vista from them; they only provide the recovery disk.
Try a few more times, hold Alt key and keep pressing F10. Hi, This is a new problem for me. I think my Acer laptop got a virus a couple of days ago — any programs would automatically close themselves. My mom had to replace her hard drive on her acer my sister fried it and every computer repair shop she took it to said the same thing. I have a question about upgrading the laptop Acer to Windows 7 Home Professional. Then I tried the alt+f10, the computer made a loud beeping sound.
When I turn on my Acer laptop, I get a black screen with Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, etc. Let me know if it helps. So i decided to restore to factory settings. I bought a laptop with windows 8 already on it and upgraded it to 8. Turn off your computer completely. I had already deleted it everything on the Data D:.
If it does, probably you will have to contact Acer for assistance, or probably a repair from them to have a proper recovery image. When Windows is ready it will display a prompt asking how you would like to clean your data. Anyway, if you have valuable data in your computer, I would suggest you to burn a linux redist such as Ubuntu to do a live boot, then copy out all the important data before you try to do the system recovery. While you can format any drives connected to your computer in Windows 8, you can't format the drive partition that actually contains the Windows 8 files. Now, my concern is, when i am not able to boot the laptop at all, how do i take my backup! This process may take a few minutes. That in itself is my complaint. You will definitely need to purchase a new hard disk, but I am not entirely sure how you can copy the entire image from you existing hard disk to the new one easily it can be done but technically quite difficult.