I have an acer aspire 5100. It was great. Fianally i got fed up and i took an old restore cd and installed xp. Me not knowing i needed a product key. I could not activate. So everything is gone on my laptop. I can not restore it becuase the stores do not give you restore disks unless it is ordered. Is there any way i can get my laptop restored to vista with my stuff on it?
1. Xp 2. No acer recovery stuff or manegment bar. 3. No cd's
If there is anyway i can fix my pc please post. I really need that pc. I will also get in touch with acer. In case anyone else has the problem!
all the info should still be on the hard drive as windows did not delete anything just denied you access. how about installing a new hd as a master with a working copy of windows & have your old hd as a slave. all your files will be there but you will have to reinstall any programs you had on it.
Well i did the alt+f10 but it did not work it just went straight to the xp boot and all of my acer stuff is gone because i installed xp over the c drive any ideas i will try everything again and does anyone know how to get into the hidden part?
Yes, Marg7 is correct. I forgot to mention that you may need to turn on the recovery facility - restart the pc and, at the 'POST' screen, press F2 to enter the BIOS. Once in BIOS, use the arrow keys to navigate to 'Main'. In that particular section, make sure that 'D2D Recovery' is enabled then exit BIOS,after saving your changes.
You're pretty unlucky if you managed to delete your "Vista" recovery partition - I had to use a "third-party" partition manager to get rid of mine. Have you tried getting in touch with the "Acer" hepline yet?