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Acer restore to factory settings. will it erase the data from other dr


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ser09gio

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hi, windows no longer starts and i get a message prompting me to repair my system. i tried a couple of times selecting the option to 'restore and keep the data"

however, after it's finished backing up and attempts a restore i get an error saying that the restore failed as teh file is corrupted adn i should 'restore to factory settings'.

the option 'restore to factory settings' warns me that i would lose everything on drive C:. If i have a partition and a D: drive would it keep the data on D:?

thanks

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Hi ser09gio

This isn't in the correct forum. Maybe a moderator will move it so you get better visibility and help.

To answer your question. It depends. The destructive recovery will take it back to day 1. If at day 1 there was only 1 partition for the entire drive © and you have repartitioned to a C and D, then you will lose the D partition.

I am assuming you have 1 physical hard drive with a C and D partition.
Not knowing whether you have a laptop or desktop, I will offer a couple suggestions.
1. Slave the drive to another computer to get the drive off.
2. Use a live linux cd to get the data. This boots from and runs from the cd. Linux CD boot
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Artellos

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I've moved this tooic to the Windows7 and Vista forum. :)

Regards,
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Yep we need to know if it is a laptop or desktop
Is there more then one physical drive in the system if it is a desktop?
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