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: Please please help me

18 Jun 2011   #1
btflshen

Windows 7 starter
 
 
Please please help me

I thought I knew what I was doing ~ but I did not ~ figure that ! ~ I need help restoring a computer ~ not mine - worse a friends -


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
19 Jun 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

What is the problem?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2011   #3
thekb

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hi btflshen, you could get much more help faster if you could specify what's wrong. Did you delete the partition containing his Windows installation? Did you unleash a virus on the disk? Did you drive a steamroller over it? Jokes apart, "I need help restoring" isn't much of a starting point.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

19 Jun 2011   #4
btflshen

Windows 7 starter
 
 

Thank you ~ K this is what I did. We both have the Aspire one D255E notebook ~ Windows 7 Starter ~ I was trying to "fix" it for him. So I ran the System restore started after the first entry on the list. I have done this on my notebook a few times and it worked great. Now his computer will not open explore. I asked him if he made a backup disc he said "No" I should have asked him B4 I did System Restore. The notebook did not come with a disc. Can I backup my notebook and put it on his notebook ? Or where should I start? Thank you 4 any information you can give me
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2011   #5
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

The Aspire line of notebooks and netbooks should have a hidden recovery partition on the hard drive called Recovery Manager. It can be accessed one of two ways. Through Start > All Programs > Recovery Manager; or at computer startup by clicking ALT+F10 and then entering the security code 000000 (six zeros.) This partition should let you return the machine to factory specs (just like the day your friend brought it home.)

What's confusing me is where you say, "So I ran the System restore started after the first entry on the list." Are you saying you ran the Windows 7 System Restore or are you saying you tried to run the Aspire Recovery Manager? If you tried Recovery Manager and it failed because it became corrupted you'd probably have to do a clean install. If you and your friend have absolutely identical Aspire one D255E machines, and if you made recovery discs for your machine, they might work on his. But no guarantees because each machine's recovery media may be linked to that one machine only to prevent piracy.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try doing a System Restore from the Startup Repair CD:
System Repair Disc - Create


Acer Aspire one D255E Recovery
Acer Support - Answers, E-Mail, Chat - How do I reinstall the Operating System on my computer?

How to make Recovery Disks, check your manual here:
Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents - Netbook / Aspire One / AOD255E
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Please please help me




Thread Tools



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 14:30.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App