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boot error

by coneheadchris / February 23, 2013 4:55 AM PST

when laptop starts up it says booting windows then says boot failed press any key to enter command line what do ido next

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Most folk restore to the factory condition.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2013 5:05 AM PST
In reply to: boot error

After that they restore their files from backup and reinstall their apps.

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no not really
by coneheadchris / February 24, 2013 12:48 AM PST

will not let me store to factory condition because cant get of that screen

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Then the other restore method.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2013 12:54 AM PST
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All the Acer's (some dozen?) we've owned let us create restore media. So when the on board restore fails (it can!) then we use the restore media we made when we set up the laptop.

Some folk decide to skip that step and later find out why it is needed. If this is the case you head to and order the restore media.

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If you haven't made System disks
by orlbuckeye / February 25, 2013 10:46 PM PST
In reply to: no not really

you can purchase from Acer. When you get them if you have the DVD/Blu Ray device ahead of the HD in boot order your system will boot to the DVD and prompt you to install.

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DVD/Blu Ray Device
by Fretinapaul / May 15, 2013 9:28 PM PDT

Yes, as mentioned this helps in proper install but at the same time you can have a backup restore to get back to the old state if any issues.

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