Original post : Acer Recovery Disk: Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.
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USB flash drives are not available as a recovery media for Windows XP users.
If the folder name is simply "Acer" and not "Acer Empowering Technology", follow the instructions for Windows Vista (find these below). Your Windows XP system uses a different software version with different steps.
If the folder name is "Acer Empowering Technology", follow the instructions from Windows XP as your Windows Vista uses a different software version with slightly different steps.
All DVDs you plan to use for this process must be blank.
If the folder name is "Acer Empowering Technology" and not "Acer", follow the steps from Windows XP.
All DVDs for this process must be blank.
A CD or a DVD is not available as a recovery media for Windows 8. Use only USB flash drive with more than 16 GB in available file size. Make sure the drive you are about to use is blank. All previous data will be removed from the flash drive during this process.
All data from the USB flash drive will be removed. Backup your USB drive before using it as a recovery media.
If you haven't created a backup disk of your computer using Acer eRecovery Management, you can only restore your computer to its factory default settings.
Restoring your computer to its factory default settings erases all data from your computer and reinstalls Windows. Backup your files before you continue with this process.
You can use the Browse/Backup files feature of Easy Recovery Essentials (our recovery and repair disk) to access and backup your files. Download Easy Recovery Essentials for Acer computers from here.
This process erases all your data. Backup your files!
This process will erase all your data. Backup your files first!
Restoring to Factory Settings will erase all your personal files. Backup your files first!
This action will erase all your personal files. Backup your files before proceeding!
If the recovery partition from Acer is corrupted and you don't have a create recovery disk set, you may not be able to restore your computer.
You can use Easy Recovery Essentials (our recovery and repair disk) to automatically find and fix boot errors. Download Easy Recovery Essentials.
chkdsk will check for hard drive bad sectors. If any bad sectors are found, chkdsk will try to repair the sectors resulting in potential data lost found in any of those sectors. Backup your computer!
chkdsk /f /r
chkdsk C: /f /r
If your computer has SATA drives, run ls /dev/sda1. Otherwise, run ls /dev/hda1.
If you receive a "permission denied" error, run sudo mkdir acer.
sudo mkdir acer
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/acer
If you receive the a "permission denied" error, run sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/acer.
sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/acer
If you used hda1 at step #1, replace sda1 with hda1. In this case, the command would be mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/acer.
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/acer