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vista full system restore


gidster

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hi im trying to take make laptop back to its original state.ive got two acer restore disks that i had to make but i cant seem to get it to work.

my laptop is a acer travelmate 5720

ive done it once but have completely forgot what i did,think it was about a year ago.

thankyou.

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rdave13

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You'll need to boot from the DVD number 1 disk if you have only two. Start the laptop then insert the first DVD. (usually bios is set to boot from the DVD drive). Shut down the laptop via the power button. Start again via the power button and you should see ' press any key to boot from CD',then press a key and it should start booting from the recovery DVD disc.

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Jock1e

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Try my computer and see if you have a recovery partition on it next to C drive.

It will probably be about 30Gb if so that would be your recovery partition and you would just need to press F11 or F10 at start up to get into it.

best to check and see if there is a recovery on it and then ask which buttons to press at start up to get into it.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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eRECOVERY?

Acer Recovery Instructions

  1. Power on the machine
  2. At the white ACER BIOS screen, hold the “Alt” key and press the “F10” key simultaneously to start Acer eRecovery
  3. Once eRecovery has loaded, click “Restore to Factory Default Settings”
  4. Click “OK” to continue
  5. From here, the eRecovery process will update all the data on the C: drive and restore a fully functional factory image (approximately 10 minutes).
  6. Once eRecovery has run, press “OK” to reboot unit
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Jock1e

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I think you have to press Alt and F10 as the computer starts to get into recovery.

Anything seriously wrong with it that you have to get it back to factory settings.

I only asked as my daughter had an acer just over 14 month old and it was the hard drive that went on that which made it nearly impossible to restore it.

If using DVD's or Cd's you will probably have to go into the bios and change the Boot up to CD as number 1.

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Jock1e

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Ok Fruit Bat /\0/\ beat me to it.That's what you do if you have a recovery partition on it.

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rdave13

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Best to hold the ALT key but keep tapping the F10 key as it's booting. I've missed it a few times then you need to start again. Booting from the recovery discs is as my previous post.

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