Factory restore not working (Acer-windows 7)
I then tried a factory restore, but when I finished everything was really big and blurry (looked like what it looks like in safe mode). I also couldn't open some programs or connect to the Internet.
I don't have a recovery CD with me now, but there is a 50/50 chance I still will have mine when I get home in a week.
I don't care about saving documents anymore, I just want my computer to work like when it came out of the box.
What's wrong... Please write below.
I would like to restore my acer laptop to factory default settings using the acer erecovery tool, however I always get a 'hard drive configuration not set to factory defaults' error. I have also run acer erecovery using Alt F10 etc.
But when I got there, the 'restore to factory defaults' option was greyed out and I could only click exit.
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.
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I have my daughter's Acer 4820T laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium with 4GB DDR3 memory. The original HD failed, and I had to purchase the eRecovery media from Acer as she had not created them when it was working fine.
I installed the new HD a 500GB Seagate, but when I run the eRecovery, I am able to choose the UI Language, and on the next screen where the choice of recovery options appear, the only one of the 3 options available is Exit.
Both the Restore to Factory Settings and the Restore OS Saving Data options are grayed out. I tried changing the SATA method in the BIOS from ACHI to IDE. I wrote Tech Support but the system is 18 months old and out of warranty, and the only help they offered was to tell me to partition the drive with one partition formatted NTFS, I searched their site and found an ISO file use to prepare the HD.
When I press down f10 and ALT at the same time during boot up from the factory recovery disk when seeing the splash screen, nothing happens and the 'acer laptap just boots from the regular hard drive as usual.
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So what should I do to make it the netbook work again?
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I'm currently a system builder and I've just got into using the windows 7 opk for installing customized versions of windows 7 on my customers pc's. I would like to have a recovery system in place similar to the big brands such as Dell and Acer for example that use a restore disc that totally wipes the pc if windows fails etc and the customer can then use the restore disc to put the pc back into the state it was when the customer received it (factory state).
I know that the big companies put a lot of money into R&D on these kind of things and I have looked into Norton Ghost and the Acronis brand but they either need the software installed on the operating system to be able to do a back up of the system or if running from a boot menu you still need the software to restore the system image.
I'm looking really for a simple solution for a person who isn't very technical where they can restore the pc from a DVD that can be booted before windows that wil restore the pc to its factory state. I was hoping that I could use a recovery system after I had used the sysprep fuction and shut down where once I had backed up the hard drive to disc the pc would always restore to that state when needed.
When I press alt+F10 to go to the acer eRecovery management program to do so, I cannot select any options except for the exit option One option says "Completely restore system to factory defaults
And the other says "Restore Operating system and retain user data"
Both options are gray and I cannot select either one of them!
Windows 7 Home premium was the operating system.