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Acer eRecovery

Acer eRecovery is a tool to quickly backup and restore the system. You can create and save a backup of the current system configuration to hard drive, CD, or DVD.

Acer eRecovery consists of the following functions:

1Create backup

2Restore from backup

3Create factory default image CD

4Re-installbundled software without CD

5Change Acer eRecovery password

This chapter will guide you through each process.

Note: This feature is only available on certain models. For systems that do not have a built-inoptical disk burner, plug in an external USB or IEEE1394-compatibleoptical disk burner before entering Acer eRecovery for optical disk related tasks.

Create backup

You can create and save backup images to hard drive, CD, or DVD.

1Boot to Windows XP

2Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery utility.

3Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.

4In the Acer eRecovery window, select Recovery settings and click Next.

5In the Recovery settings window, select Backup snapshot image and click Next.

6Select the backup method.

a Use Backup to HDD to store the backup disk image on drive D:.

b Backup to optical device to store the backup image on CD or DVD.

7After choosing the backup method, click Next.

Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.

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Restore from backup

You can restore backups previously created (as stated in the Create backup section) from hard drive, CD, or DVD.

1Boot to Windows XP.

2Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery utility.

3Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.

4In the Acer eRecovery window, select Recovery actions and click Next.

5Select the desired restore action and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the restore process.

Note: The "Restore C:" item is enabled only if there is a user backup stored on the hard drive (D:\). Please refer to the Create backup section.

Create factory default image CD

When the System CD and Recovery CD are not available, you can create them by using this feature.

1Boot to Windows XP.

2Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery utility.

3Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.

4In the Acer eRecovery window, select Recovery settings and click Next.

5In the Recovery settings window, select Burn image to disk and click Next.

6In the Burn image to disk window, select 01. Factory default image and click Next.

7Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.

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Re-installbundled software without CD

Acer eRecovery stores pre-loadedsoftware internally for easy driver and applicationre-installation.

1Boot to Windows XP.

2Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery utility.

3Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.

4In the Acer eRecovery window, select Recovery actions and click Next.

5In the Recovery settings window, select Reinstall applications/drivers and click Next.

6Select the desired driver/application and follow the instructions on screen to re-install.

At first launch, Acer eRecovery prepares all the needed software and may take few seconds to bring up the software content window.

Change password

Acer eRecovery and Acer disk-to-diskrecovery are protected by a password that can be changed by the user. Follow the steps below to change the password in Acer eRecovery.

1Boot to Windows XP.

2Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery utility.

3Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.

4In the Acer eRecovery window, select Recovery settings and click Next.

5In the Recovery settings window, select Password: Change Acer eRecovery password and click Next.

6Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.

Note: If the system crashes, and will not boot to Windows, you can run Acer disk-to-diskrecovery to restore the factory default image under DOS mode.