recovery in windowsxp

By ideal-1 ·
How do I recover in windowsxp I have an Acer Aspire that is constantly freezing and I have tried many ways to resolve the problem as it comes with no recovery disk. I have managed to get into the Erecovery system to load a clean windows xp programme but during this it froze can anyone help please!!!!

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More information needed ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to recovery in windowsxp

WHICH Acer Aspire do you have - there are lots of 'em.
Is it a desktop or a laptop?
How many partitions on the hard drive?
What age is this machine?

Did you invoke the Erecovery from within Windows?

Can you press 'Alt+F10' (or just F10) at boot to enter the recovery partition?

You might be having problems related to over-heating, but without knowing which Aspire, anything else is just guesswork.

<Silly question removed>

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xprecovery Acer

by ideal-1 In reply to More information needed . ...

I have a Aspire 5865 Laptop just over a year old.
I did invoke ercovery within windows
I have tried the alt f10 buttons without success apparently there is a D partition on the drive.

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Acer-Europe doesn't list an Aspire 5865 ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to xprecovery Acer

Are you sure that model # is correct?

If you go into Disk Management, you should be able to see a 'hidden' EISA format partition called 'PQService'. - That is the Recovery Partition.

You should press F10 repeatedly, immediately after pressing the power button (as soon as the laptop starts to power up).

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by ideal-1 In reply to Acer-Europe doesn't list ...

I will check the model number


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Your best option is to...

Buy the windows Xp disk.
Then download your drivers from Acer's website and burn these to disk so you can use again when needed.
Get another hdd just in case the one in question is giving up.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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by ideal-1 In reply to Your best option is to...

Many thanks for your help will try this asap

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No problem.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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