Factory restore not working (Acer-windows 7)
Acer factory restore failed
I offered to do a factory reset on my mum's Acer Aspire 5315, I backed up pics etc and then used the Acer eManagement thing to restore.
It now seems to be completely broken. It has switched on occasionally but just cuts out. I have managed to get the startup repair screen up a few times but it just cuts out and never finishes.
The majority of the time, I switch it on and I get the Acer screen come up and then it goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor and nothing.
I should say that I know nothing about computers and I'm going to need an idiots guide. I don't have any discs between.
Windows 7 Recovery Partitions
Many new PCs and Laptops sold in recent years come with a very useful recovery partition (sometimes called a restore partition or factory reset tool). Should your main installation of Windows 7 stop working, you can use this partition to quickly restore your laptop to the same state that it was when you first bought the computer.
Acer built-in webcam missing
I have an Acer laptop model V5-471G which had windows 7 Home Premium factory installed; it also came with lots of bloatware. I have deleted all of the partitions (including the hidden recovery partition), reformatted the 500GB HDD and reinstalled Windows. Windows has been updated via internet up to the most recent updates.
I have reinstalled all of the original drivers and then most of the Acer applications. When I attempt to install the Acer Crystal Eye webcam, it eventually errors with a message "no webcam found".
In Windows Device Manager, there is no "Imaging Device" section, nor is there anything image-device-related in the "USB controller" section.
A multitude of Google searches reveals nothing except a multitude of other folks searching for the same solution (on Acer, HP, Toshiba, MSI, etc.). Invariably responders say "install the correct driver", but there is no driver existing either in my backup disks or any Acer website.
I believe that a driver can only be installed if Windows has found the hardware (which it appears to have not). I have searched for "Hidden" hardware, to no avail.
How to factory reset your Windows 7 System
I'm trying to factory reset my computer because I'm just tired of having a full HD, and random software from years ago. Anyways, my current OS is Windows 7 and I have an Alienware m15x. Now I've read up on a few ways to restore this specific computer, however, I don't have the installation disc, AlienRespawn/DellDataSafe does not appear when press f8 at boot menu, and i don't have a factory system image to recover from apparently.
So with this being said, Is there anyway to factory reset? I have a bootable USB drive with windows 7 recovery on it, but I need a system image or something I believe.
I've also tried download AlienRespawn Windows 7 patch off of alienware.com but when I try to use it it says "Change.MBR failed"
OEM Windows versions
I recently bought an Acer Aspire notebook with win7premium. I could not gain access to the cookie folders or the temp internet folder. I uninstalled the Acer junk hoping I would then have the control that the Acer junk used to have.
I am set up as administrator and have (user accounts says I do) full controll yet access to said folders is denied. Is it possible to gainaccess or if not is it possible to transfer the windows 7 system from my old computer to the new Acer?
System Restore not working in Windows 7
I had clean installed Windows 7, I just noticed that the Sysrem Restore is greyed out but File Restore is OK. How can I activate Sysrem Restore.
Loss security after system restore
I noticed that my network connection was showing limited access. After numerous attempts I used system restore and this gave me back the signal strength icon and net access. However I cannot now get my virgin media anti virus and firewall and windows firewall keeps switching off every time I try. I have tried uninstalling it but it wont let me. Shall I restore to factory settings and start all over again.
Windows 7 Backup won't Restore
The details on this are a bit sketchy, but here goes anyway: A friend of mine (single mom who recently lost her job) had to do a full system restore to factory defaults on a Toshiba laptop. After this completed successfully, she connected her external hard drive and attempted to run a restore of her data to the rebuilt OS (Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit).
The only backup file she has (her previous external hard drive was trashed due to rough-housing from her kids caused it to fall 3 feet from a counter top while it was running) has a corrupted catalog and won'trun.
Does anyone know of a utility or a method to repair a corrupt Windows 7 Backup file?
Recover after a restore to factory settings?
I restored my computer to factory settings and am wondering if I can recover any of my lost programs such as my linksys wireless program. I did not ever backup...
Losing my System Restore restore points
What in the world can cause me to lose ALL of my past restore points and essentially shut off System Restore? I am running a Dell desktop PC on 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium SP1. I recently opted to go back a day or two in System Restore in order to resolve a software issue, but was surprised that I had NO SAVED RESTORE POINTS at and have no idea how it got thatway.
I have always allowed System Restore to run but I have no idea how it got shut down.
Thankfully, my software issue is now resolved by the manufacturer, and my System Restore is now reset and working again (I hope), so that I can avoid such a situation in the future.
Acer Aspire One (Netbook) Touchpad Compatability
I was wondering if anyone is having issues with their touchpad, I am running Windows 7 on a netbook, specifically an Acer Aspire One A-150-1570 and acer has this program called Touchpad Synaptics, its normally used in Win XP, but using windows 7 compatibility option, you can use it in Win 7, it crashes when I try to scroll using the right part of the touchpad. if i don't have it installed I can't click or scroll using the touchpad.
Acer Aspire 5250-0468 Wi-Fi not working
Well, I have an Acer Aspire 5250-0468 and recently it crashed. I found out the hard drive had broke, so I got a new one and installed a fresh windows 7 on it. I installed all the drivers, but my Wi-Fi still doesn't work.
I tried troubleshooting but it said to enable radios. I did that, but now it says to restart my Wi-Fi adapter. Also, it gets only 3 bars when I'm next to myrouter and it doesn't connect still, can someone give me a link to my laptop's OEM Windows 7? If so, I'll reinstall it.
Acer 5750 has been really slow in opening new windows
My Acer 5750 has been really slow in opening new windows. So if there's a link to another page then more often than not it won't load the whole thing especially if there's a photo or video on it.
If I'm on Hotmail then going through my emails they split in two and the right side I can scroll down but the left I have to wait a minute to catch up.
Some pages will load but then I can't do anything on them except cancel it or not of the information shows up.
I recently uninstalled a Skype Click to Call programme as that was having an affect on everything but this has been going on longer than that, so about a month or so and I've had the Acer for a year.
I recently had a full check by Curry's and it passed that so I'm not sure.
windows update never finished
Last night when I shut my pc down there appeared the common message "windows installing update 1 of 1. do not power down" this morning it was still in that mode. I powered down and started my pc. it booted up but had a few oddities on the desktop.
I tried to do a system restore and ended up with the message "system restore did not complete successfully. details: an unspecified error occurred during system restore. (0xc0000022)
I attempted to do a restore to an earlier restore point but was asked if I wanted to undo the recent restore. I'm not sure what to do next. I'm afraid if I try to undo a restore that I was told did not complete it will get messed up.
System Restore points NOT made at startup
Windows 7 64-bit SP1, System Restore Points Disk Space Usage set at 10%.
Windows 7 built-in default settings for System Restore Points, Task Scheduler/Microsoft/Windows/System Restore will not create more than ONE system restore point.
I have to manually delete system restore points, then ONE system restore point will be made.
I've used cleanmgr.exe and ccleaner to delete ALL restore points, they both do this properly.
I've also tried right-clicking on Task Scheduler/Microsoft/Windows/System Restore and choosing "run", it shows the task as completed, but NO additional restore points are made once the first is made.
I've also changed the default settings for this task to UNcheck "start task if computer is idle from 30 minutes" And, I've checked "run with highest privileges" and configure for Windows 7
None of these change made a difference. Only ONE system restore point will be made automatically by this task. There is something wrong with this task as it came installed with windows 7 to get it to run properly.
Stop System Restore from bringing back a couple of viruses?
I've got a doozy of a problem that has resulted in me shutting off system restore on my computer. Last weekend I managed to get a couple of real nasty viruses and a windows installer trojan that just wouldn't stop coming back no matter what.
No sooner would my AV program remove them but they'd pop back up. Finally I shut off system restore ran my scan again and got rid of them. But upon reactivating System Restore there they were again. So,again, I shut off System Restore and left it off.
The other problem I'm having is that when System Restore is working properly it will not allow me to go back any more than a couple of hours. I tried going back a week before I contracted these viruses to no avail.
It failed to do the restore and I have no idea why. This isn't the first time I've had system restore go on the fritz on me like this, but I'd love to know how tostop it from doing so.
Windows failed to start winload.exe
My HANNspree netbook recently had a virus so I had to restore to factory settings, now when I boot up my netbook it goes to windows boot manager screen giving me this error "Windows failed to start. File: /windows/system32/winload.exe Status: 0xc000000e"
It tells me to insert my windows installation disc but my netbook doesn't have a cd drive and didn't come with any disk or anything does anybody know to fix this?
Network adapter driver for Acer Aspire M5630
Using windows 7 home premium sp1 acer aspire m5630 desktop, just turned on and no network adapter found checked d-manager no network adapter listed all other driver working no yellow warnings ?
If need to d-load driver how and where currently using laptop so id need to manually d-load and install.
Removing Recovery Volume/Partition from Acer Aspire One drive
I bought an 60GB SSD to replace the HDD in my Acer Aspire One 722 netbook, and then cloned it from the netbook's HDD without realizing that the Acer Recovery program is a full partition (hidden).
I'd like to get rid of that Recovery partition and combine the space with the main one. The usual ways within Win 7 aren't working.
How to Backup and Restore Windows Vault Passwords
One way to use the Credential Manager is to export your Windows credentials to another Windows computer, or to back them up and import them after you reinstall Windows, so that you don't have to manually type them again. This can be useful in some scenarios and we would like to show how to backup Windows credentials and restore them when needed.