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Restore factory default settings w/o access to Acer eRecovery


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I have an Acer Aspire One D250 Netbook, and had a really bad crash this weekend. I never made the factory restore discs when I first got this computer, because it doesn't have a CD drive and it never seemed worth it to me to shell out the money for an external burner. Until, of course, now that I need to do a factory restore and can't!

The virus or whatever has corrupted my computer has it so bad that, even though I just today went and purchased a DVD burner, the computer won't stay on long enough to allow me to create the recovery disks before crashing (~20 seconds after Windows starts, every time). So I need to find another way to create or obtain the factory restore discs for this computer.

Are there any options besides purchasing them from Acer for the $20? I've seen torrents for this make/model's recovery discs as I've been poking around, but have no idea how I would turn those into a recovery CD after downloading them...

Thanks in advance!
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Have you tried hitting the alt and the F10 keys at the same time? This is what i used to restore a virus laden Acer aspireone netbook back to factory settings. Someone gave this netbook to me with it only showing a System menu on the screen. the guy who brought it to me said a virus crashed it to where it booted to the system screen.

Otherwise, like any computer, you will need to set the BIOS to boot from a external dvd player(source) and use a microsoft DVD to reinstall windows, and then download the drivers from the acer website.

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Hmm, nothing happens when I do Alt + F10 at the same time. Given that I'd have to purchase a new copy of the Windows software anyway to try your above solution, am I right to think that it would just be cheaper to order the $19.95 factory restore disk from Acer instead? (I guess what I'm asking is, is there anywhere online where I can get/create a free copy of this factory restore disc)?

Thanks!
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Yes, i would get the restore CD. It looks like someone wiped the restore partition on your Aspire one. My D260 had the separate restore partition on it so i used it. I personally use Acronis to image my drives so when i restore them all added software and files are there in the OS.

You should watch this video.



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