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Aspire V3 471g Windows 8 OEM Recovery

darkvegdarkveg Posts: 7Member

Hi.

 

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

Answers

  • Allan_RozarioAllan_Rozario Posts: 16Member

    Hi darkveg,

    Refer the article on reseting the acer latop to factory setting. Hope this helps!

  • darkvegdarkveg Posts: 7Member

    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 

     

    other information:

     

    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. 

     

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  • firefoot007firefoot007 Posts: 7Member

    hi darkveg

    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?

  • firefoot007firefoot007 Posts: 7Member

    i have found a sol if u need it then pm me.

  • amirahlisleamirahlisle Posts: 1Member

    I have the same problem..Man Sad

  • rickytranrickytran Posts: 1Member

    Can you show me the solution the problem?

  • MhadzCao03MhadzCao03 Posts: 1Member

    how?? i also have that problem... i can't restart it .. what to do?

  • darkvegdarkveg Posts: 7Member

    Hi guys,

     

    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!

     

     

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