Acer Aspire 7600U all-in-one restore, if not have recover CD

January 17, 2014 at 13:59:33
Specs: Windows 8.1
I have a new aspire 7600U all-in-one pc and it looks like the boot part of the hard drive has gone faulty.
I did not create a restore cd, so I am looking for where I can get a cd that will allow me to restore my aspire 7600U all-in-one pc to its original state with windows 8 (or 8.1) state

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January 17, 2014 at 15:48:58

has them… But they appear to cost a few pennies…

This article discusses the recovery in general:

and includes the link to the Acer Store - where they can be found:

click on the eRecovery link (just right of centre) and follow instructions…

Again there is likely a wee charge… Nonetheless I'm inclined to favour this Acer source rather then first link I posted above.

Save to hard drive; burn to a DVD… then use that DVD and follow whatever instructions appear?

Also be very aware that any factory reset/restore routine will erase all your personal files, and anything you installed after receiving the Aspire… So wise to safeguard your files at least - as in copy them to external media (typically DVD at least). Check those copies are truly accessible too on at least one other working system too.

If you can't boot up and access your files even now, download a Ubuntu ISO file; save to a hard drive; burn it to a DVD. Boot your system with that… It's a Linux OS and will allow you to access the hard drive and thus your files - and copy them to DVD. It does not instal itself to your hard drive.

I would make safeguarding my files the first thing on my list of priorities…; above restoring the system, or otherwise resolving the problems…

Incidentally how do you arrive at the conclusion about your drive?

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January 17, 2014 at 16:02:28
As it is new, don't go too far without considering the warranty.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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January 17, 2014 at 17:06:00
Mmm... Derek makes an excellent point... After safeguarding any personal files... might be a better path to pursue if the warranty is still valid, in force.

The Ubuntu routine will in way affect warranty terms and conditions.

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January 17, 2014 at 17:38:14
It likely has a hidden recovery partition. Hold ALT + F10 when you see the Acer logo. A factory restore as mentioned will delete all the data, so you may wish to save the data first.

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!

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