And if you elect not to make recovery media then you call Acer and order them. Just wondering and you don't have to answer. Why didn't you make them?
As to getting around that screen, if the corruption is bad enough of the hard disk has failed there is no getting around that screen without the restore media.
Hello, I left my computer on overnight and woke up to a black 'windows boot manager' screen saying I need to insert a windows installation disc. The problem is Acer doesn't include such a disc with the computer.
I called technical support, but they want to charge me $30 or $40 and then I have to wait 8 business days.
The screen gives me 3 steps:
1) insert windows installation disc
2) select language
3) select "repair my computer"
I can't find a way around this screen. Shouldn't I be able to go to a recovery utility upon startup like system restore? No matter what I do, I get this screen asking for the disc.