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02-02-2013 07:45 PM
can someone help me?
I just bought a acer aspire v3 471g windows 8 single language oem notebook. A friend of mine managed to screw up my new laptop. I was not able to create back factory default using a 16gb flash drive.
I was attempting to restore my laptop to its out-of-the-box factory settings.
The problem is while attempting to create a backup first hand, the erecovery management wont allow me because it says the hard drive configuration was not set. Recovery Aborted/
I got frustrated.
I entered BIOS chose LEGACY BIOS and enable D2D Recovery. In order to use Alt+F10 feature because I dont have a backup image or flash drive.
While trying to use alt+F10 "It says cannot find bootable device." Im aware I have a 15gb oem push button reset partition. Why it ss not working??????
It seems the recovery partition is locked... not configured or something.
I just want to restore it to its factory settings....... tnx
02-02-2013 10:31 PM
Refer the article on reseting the acer latop to factory setting. Hope this helps!
02-03-2013 10:04 AM
Tnx for the reply pal,
The problem is when I opened the image of the recovery partition I cant find aimdrs.dat or the mbrwrwin.exe and rtmbr.bin. Theres no password.
Sometime ago I used the windows 8 "Reset PC Settings" from boot but it says the windows partition cannot be accessed. It seems its locked or something.
I used R-Drive Image Software to create an image of the recovery partition.
A folder named RecoveryImage contains a 'OEM folder and install.wim file (12.9gb).e
It seems I cant even reformat this unit. Cant do dual booting. The BIOS is in UEFI and the D2D Push Button can only b seen if its in Legacy Bios.
04-27-2013 06:11 PM
i am also going through the same problem. i have push button reset partition intact but cant restore nor make backup through acer recovery and alt+f10 does not work for me.
actually i used eauses partition master to partition my hdd and i have now reverted back to default configuration but still no luck.
did u find any solution?
12-17-2013 10:43 AM
I was able to solve my problem by external means. I went back to the Acer Store where I bought my notebook. The only solution was:
"Created a recovery flash drive taken from another unit with same model and version."
After that, I inserted the recovery flash drive and booted from it, then I was given the options for restore factory settings.
You must boots from the recovery flash drive.
That was it.
I hope that helps!