acer aspire system restore

February 10, 2015 at 14:25:47
Specs: Windows vista
I cleaned out my pc but do not have an operating disk as there is no files etc and it is asking for a bootable system disk which I do not have as it came with built in vista if I purchase a new vista system disk will this correct everything because I do not have any partions either

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#1
February 10, 2015 at 14:57:07
Here is a start, let us know in detail if it is not applicable.

Restoring the operating system
http://acer-au.custhelp.com/app/ans...
How to Reset an Acer Laptop
http://www.ehow.com/how_5063933_res...
http://techchannel.radioshack.com/r...
How to Reset the Acer Aspire One to Factory Settings
http://smallbusiness.chron.com/rese...


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#2
February 10, 2015 at 15:13:37
Thank you John W sadly I used boot and nuke therefore it completely cleaned everything out including my c drive,drives etc I do not have an operating system disk for vista when I reboot it ask for boot disk which I do not have

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#3
February 10, 2015 at 15:16:22
I thought that would be the case suekatt, I left the reading in the links up to you, are you sure there is nothing in there covering your situation.

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#4
February 10, 2015 at 15:23:39
I have tried everything other than buy a vista operating disk hoping that will load all the files back thank you again I really appreciate your help I am also looking in acer for a e Recovery manager disk to purchase

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#5
February 10, 2015 at 15:28:02
"other than buy a vista operating disk"
No need.
" Recovery manager disk to purchase"
No need.

What is your EXACT version of Vista?

Home or other?
32 or 64-bit?


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#6
February 10, 2015 at 15:33:50
I do not know it was built into the desktop I think it was 32 bit I am using my laptop at the moment but I would like to restore my desktop

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#7
February 10, 2015 at 15:36:32

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#8
February 10, 2015 at 15:57:55
Ok, you haven't told me the version of Vista you have, lets tackle this another way.

This is the plan, you can ask around if any body you are in contact with, have an Vista 32-bit CD. Friends, family, workmates, neighbors etc, etc.

No luck, I can upload a copy to you & you use your product number.


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#9
February 10, 2015 at 16:04:17
thank you again I am downloading the vista home basics then I am going to bed will try to install it in the morning thank you again you have been a great help Goodnight x if that fails I would appreciate a copy thank you

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#10
February 10, 2015 at 16:12:36
If your product number doesn't work, use this & try again.

ei.cfg Removal Utility
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://code.kliu.org/misc/winisouti...
The ei.cfg Removal Utility is a simple tool that will remove the ei.cfg file from any Windows ISO disc image, thereby converting the image into a "universal disc" that will prompt the user to select an edition during setup. This tool works by toggling the deletion bit in the UDF file table, eliminating the need for unpacking and rebuilding the ISO, which means that this is extremely fast (the process of patching the ISO to remove ei.cfg takes only a fraction of a second), and the process is easily reversible (running the utility on a disc image patched by this utility will restore the disc image to its original state).


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#11
February 10, 2015 at 16:20:09
"then I am going to bed will try to install it in the morning"
I'm here, so we will be out of sync for a while.
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclo...

I use this for all my installs, much easier to carry around.

Rufus
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/Rufus_...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/screen...
http://rufus.akeo.ie/


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#12
February 10, 2015 at 19:50:34
Have you checked the support page for your model to see if a restore/recovery disk is available?

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#13
February 11, 2015 at 00:49:40
The PC is an acer T160 there is nothing left in my my PC I have a vista upgrade but it says I need the first installation before I can upgrade all methods I have tried so always comes up with an error so therefore it stops installing the setup half way

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#14
February 11, 2015 at 01:15:17
"vista upgrade"
Do you have the previous operating system CD, probably XP.

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#15
February 11, 2015 at 03:46:24
Thank you guys I downloaded a system disk and it worked fine until I had to install it to a drive OMG i do not have any drives just an unalocated one I went to install into that only to find the disk I downloaded had corrupt files so it would not go anu further I also found it is a acer t180 So I guess the desktop is truly knackered and ready for the rubbish tip I do not have any original operating systems only the the ones I have a licence for but as I have already used it will not let me install it onto another pc so i give up thank you for all your help x

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#16
February 11, 2015 at 10:35:23
Download the VISTA ISO from the link below, create a DVD using Imgburn (or similar software), boot off the disc, create partitions, then proceed with the installation using your Acer Windows product key.

http://www.gegeek.com/documents/3DC...


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#17
February 11, 2015 at 22:44:25
riider thank you I do have a product key for Acer everything that was installed with acer as gone everything as been wiped out I did manage to put my vista upgrade in it loaded the files but would not accept my product key it wanted the original so I think I was sold a fraud one. I purchased a windows 7 upgrade last year but because I have used the licence number on another system it will not accept it. this poor 67 year old brain can not take all this info in I am doing my best though lol

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#18
February 12, 2015 at 00:10:25
Not every product key works with every disk, especially if it was an upgrade version and you used a key for a full version. You should be able to skip the page asking for the key during install by just clicking the 'continue' button. Then later you can contact microsoft and give them the product key and they can activate the install.

Here's some info:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...

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#19
February 12, 2015 at 00:32:02
Thankyou I to checked but did not find one plus since I cleared the PC out all acer files was lost so a recovery disk would be of no use now but really appreciate all the advice and help I am receiving

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#20
February 12, 2015 at 11:27:35
Ok installed a disk and it is up and running for now but I do not have any patricians like C: and E all there is an H the main and D is now the DVD/CD

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#21
February 12, 2015 at 12:52:54
"but I do not have any patricians like C: and E all there is an H the main"
HOW TO: Change Drive Letter Assignments in Windows vista
http://bit.ly/1B3ooFw
http://www.top-windows-tutorials.co...
Or,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1q...

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#22
February 12, 2015 at 21:34:41
If you're starting the install you have to specify where you windows installed. I believe we've established previously you'd in affect wiped the drive and have no partitions. So unless you have a reason not to, go ahead and choose to use the entire space as a single partition.

Here's a tutorial that might help:

http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Wind...

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#23
February 13, 2015 at 02:13:35
Thank you Dave I think I might just clean it all out again and give it away to someone who can fix and use it Thank you to all who helped me I really appreciated all your advice I just am not able to follow them I am fogged brained xxxxx

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#24
February 13, 2015 at 20:47:05
You're welcome. Sorry we couldn't get it running for you.

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