|I mucked up my new laptop and had to reload the operating system and all the drivers. Unfortunately this laptop didn't come with recovery disks. Instead it uses a hidden partition and you're supposed to hit alt + F10 when the Acer logo appears to enter the recovery system. |
Unfortunately, my system was so mucked up I couldn't access the recovery system using alt + F10 so I simply reloaded the operating system using an old XP Home disk and getting the drivers off the internet.
I have successfully reloaded everything but I was hoping to regain the ability to get to the recovery partition. The partition is still there (I saw it when I deleted and re-created the C partition and formatted it for a fresh install of XP). I was careful not to delete it so I'm confident it's still there with all the drivers and stuff on it.
Is there anyway to get access to it? The program was called eRecovery but there is no download for it on any of the Acer websites that I could see.
Any help would be appreciated.
I phoned Acer and they said it would have to be returned to them to have the eRecovery ability restored but I won't bother doing that since my system is working fine.
I just want to be able to do an eRecovery back up and create some backup disks in case I muck up my system again in future.