Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Used system recovery disks purchased from ACER not working

28 Feb 2016   #31
Imalexa

windows 7 home premium
 
 

OK, sorry again for my ignorance, what is image burn? and how do I get it?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
28 Feb 2016   #32
Imalexa

windows 7 home premium
 
 

And will the image that I get work for my computer?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2016   #33
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

And we're back to Square 1 if not Post #1.

I will say again from my last posting, there is no way Alexa to use your working computer to reinstall Windows to the broken Acer. And while the Repair disk you made from your HP *might* help to repair the Acer, you have said that it does not "see" your Windows on the (apparently bad) hard drive, so that ain't gonna work. Finally, the Acer Recovery disks you got SHOULD enable you to restore your Acer to "as released from the factory" condition, but they probably are not working because (again) your Acer's HDD is broken. I suggested using a new HDD for trying the Acer recovery disks because that is the only way to "save" your broken HDD for possible repair and/or recovery of files later.

But if you don't care about anything at all that is currently on your Acer, then that hard drive might be re-formattable, but you need a working PC to do that.

If I were there, I would take that bad hard drive and attach it to another computer and use my repair/recovery tools on it to see whether it could be fixed, using specialized tools e.g. Active@Partition Recovery or any number of other things I have.

I have an Acer Aspire Netbook myself, which is why I looked at your thread in the first place, and while I have never used the Recovery disks that I have for it, I am quite certain they contain the capability to restore your Windows installation, provided the hard disk is OK which apparently it is not.

BTW back to the Repair (not Acer Recovery) disk you tried, you said:

Quote:
Select an operating system to repair (there is no info in this box), or if your operating system isn't listed, click load drivers and then install drivers for your hard disks.
Or 2=restore your computer using a system image that you created earlier.
I have the Acer recovery disks for my specific computer, which one do I choose and when do I start putting their disks in?
You have confused two different things entirely. Step 2 means simply "If you made an image I can try to use it" but you didn't do that.

The Acer recovery disks have nothing to do with that repair thing you tried. They just restore to factory Windows and all the junk software Acer provided originally. But they'll only work on a working HDD, which you don't have. Or maybe you could sacrifice the HP drive? And then throw the HP away? Grasping at straws here...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

28 Feb 2016   #34
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Do you have a friend with an Acer comp with home preimum, if so get them to create a system image and use that to reinstall your OS.

Roy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2016   #35
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have no idea what you have on these discs. Definitely no image if you did not put it on there. The best you can expect to be on these discs are the installation and repair files.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2016   #36
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Do you have a friend with an Acer comp with home preimum, if so get them to create a system image and use that to reinstall your OS.

Roy
That will probably not work - especially the activation.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2016   #37
Imalexa

windows 7 home premium
 
 

OK Maxseven, is a hard drive specific for the manufacturer? Or can I pull a hard drive out of another laptop a gateway and use that one. Sorry, I just don't know, I am really not trying to be difficult.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2016   #38
Imalexa

windows 7 home premium
 
 

I am going to send you my computer..... :/
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2016   #39
Imalexa

windows 7 home premium
 
 

I know all of you probably think I am a complete idiot and I apologize. Tech is not my forte.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2016   #40
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Since you seem to have a set of installation discs, why don't you

a) save your files from the defunct system and
b) reinstall the OS
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Used system recovery disks purchased from ACER not working




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Which is best: install Win 7 from ISO or from Acer recovery disks?
G'day everyone I have an Acer computer for which I created the 4 recovery DVDs at the time when I bought the computer. I also have a DVD with drivers, which I had created at the time (but I'm not sure if I created this manually or via some automated system). The computer came with Windows 7. ...
Installation & Setup
How Do I Use My System Recovery Disks?
A few years ago i created system recovery disks and had to use them to restore my laptop. I didn't know what to do so my friend did it for me, but now he's not around and i need to reformat because i'm giving the laptop to my girlfriend. I still have the disks but have no idea how to use them....
Installation & Setup
making copies of acer aspire 5745 Factory Recovery Disks.
Hello all , i am totally new here , i am having trouble finding information on the ability to make copies of the recovery disks . My question is , is it possible to make copies of the above mentioned "factory recovery disks" ? I have been using my acer aspire x64 bit laptop for two years now...
General Discussion
Need to create system recovery disks from RECOVERY (D:) drive
My Laptop came preloaded with Windows 7 Home Premium and I would like to create system recovery disks. I have a drive labeled RECOVERY (D:). How do I create recovery disks from this drive?
Backup and Restore
acer recovery not enought space. no working windows operating system.
i have a full hard drive and my computer crashed. so i did acer ecovery using F10 to start up and restore my computer to what it was when i got it but keeping my files. well i dont have enough space on the harddrive to do a restore. how can i go about deleting some space for it to put my system...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:13.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App