eMachines D620 Vista laptop Recovery Issue

Intel / D975xbx2
January 27, 2010 at 13:08:08
Specs: Windows Vista Basic, Intel Q6600 / 6GB DDR2
Hey all

My girlfriend bought a new laptop recently and now I'm attempting to
restore her old one (eMachines D620) back to factory default. However, I'm
encountering some problems. When I try to launch the eMachines
Recovery Management a window pops up that says "Empowering
Technology is not ready. Please try it later or restart your system." Suffice
it to say I've tried the obvious restart of the system about five times and
that did nothing. I also tried launching the program in Safe Mode but to no
avail. Reinstalling the Recovery Management program also yielded no
results.

I'm not terribly familiar with eMachines laptops so I'm at a loss as to what
to do next. Also, she didn't burn any recovery DVD's when she got the
system so that option isn't available. Any advice on this matter would be
greatly appreciated. I shall provide any additional information required.

Thanks,
Kreeos


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#1
January 27, 2010 at 14:15:50
... try tapping (click>) <Alt> + <F10> keys @ bootup

... emachine pc's << another method

... guess it depends on age(?)

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#2
January 27, 2010 at 15:57:24
Unfortunetally that doesn't work since the BIOS on the D620
uses F10 as the boot menu key and the recovery partition option
isn't in there.

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#3
January 27, 2010 at 16:01:49
Well then, watch the screens at start up for a message on what key you do use. You don't perform a factory restore while inside Windows.

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#4
January 27, 2010 at 16:06:41
Did. No mention.

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#5
January 27, 2010 at 16:27:33
did you try?:

When the eMachines logo appears on the screen, press the Alt and F10 keys repeatedly

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#6
January 27, 2010 at 16:30:08
Yes, I did try. Why else would I mention that it doesn't work?

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#7
January 28, 2010 at 05:25:22
... bye -1


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#8
January 28, 2010 at 06:34:36
Kreeos

We have no way of knowing what your abilities are. That said, either there is no recovery partition or you don't know how to get to it.

If you are using a USB keyboard your keyboard may not be functional in those screens. If that is the case then try a PS/2 keyboard.

If not, then I suggest that you go to the eMachines website and find a download of the manual for your model. You can then learn how to perform a factory restore.

Just a word of advice, don't take your frustrations out on the free assistance you are getting here. Google is your friend.


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#9
January 28, 2010 at 08:50:42
I apologize, however asking if you tried is an insult regardless
of skill set. Trying something before reporting that it doesn't
work is just common sense.

That said, so you know what my abilities are, I am CompTIA
A+ certified. I just don't know much about eMachines laptops
since I deal mostly with HPs and Toshibas and the way you
recover them is different.

Since this is a laptop, I am not using an external keyboard.
As for your mention of the recovery partition, it is there and is
normally accessed through the eMachines Recovery Manager
but as mentioned that program is not functioning.

I have also Googled the matter before deciding to post here for
assistance and the only mention I found was for the afore
mentioned program. All other Google advice on how to get the
program functional didn't resolve the issue.

However, seeing as this laptop is in rather rough condition and
my girlfriend is giving it to her ungrateful younger brother, I
think I'll just back up all the drivers, reformat it, and install
Windows Vista from my retail copy using the laptop's product
key.

Again, I apologize for my rude behaviour. It was not intended
and I shall restrain myself better in the future. I thank you all
who posted for your assistance.


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#10
January 28, 2010 at 09:58:07
From my experience OEM recovery manager either work or don't work. When it doesn't work, there is nothing you can do other than ordering Restoration kit from the manufacturer. There is no ability to fix what is broken. Your GF may have done something to it unwittingly.

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#11
January 28, 2010 at 11:19:43
kreeos

If you hang around CN for a while you will change you opinion. I have asked and mentioned a procedure as many as 4 or 5 times and in the end the OP hadn't tried it.

Common sense is not that common.


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#12
January 28, 2010 at 11:29:21
... making the recovery partition "active" so that it boots might evoke the recovery process!

... might "not" .......... peace n love


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#13
April 8, 2010 at 19:55:12
Peace on U All...

Hey Ev1 and Mavis007 U were Right to say that Press Alt + F10 Key after the E Logo on Boot Startup...

Kreeos committed Only just 1 Mistake that He didn't Disabled the F10 Key's Boot Menu Function from the Bios Settings...

IM not a CompTIA A+ Certified or an Highly Qualified Tech Pro nor Computers/ Laptops Master infact IM nothing but I My Self feels Inside Deep Internally that IM a Natural Tech Expert by the Grace of the True 1 GOD...

I have just Recoverd Totally to the Factory Defaults settings an Acer eMachines Laptop D620 Series just Exactly by Doing this " 1st I Disabaled the F10 Key's Boot Menu Function from Bios setting then I Repeatedly pressed Alt + F10 Key & get to eMachines Recovery Management then Proceed"

Thanx alot Everyone &Especially to Mavis007...

GOD Bless you All


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#14
April 8, 2010 at 20:21:18
Peace on U All...

Hey Ev1 and Mavis007 U were Right to say that Press Alt + F10 Key after the E Logo on Boot Startup...

Kreeos committed Only just 1 Mistake that He didn't Disabled the F10 Key's Boot Menu Function from the Bios Settings...

IM not a CompTIA A+ Certified or an Highly Qualified Tech Pro nor Computers/ Laptops Master infact IM nothing but I My Self feels Inside Deep Internally that IM a Natural Tech Expert by the Grace of the True 1 GOD...

I have just Recoverd Totally to the Factory Defaults settings an Acer eMachines Laptop D620 Series just Exactly by Doing this " 1st I Disabaled the F10 Key's Boot Menu Function from Bios setting then I Repeatedly pressed Alt + F10 Key & get to eMachines Recovery Management then Proceed"

Thanx alot Everyone &Especially to Mavis007...

GOD Bless you All


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