Posted 03 October 2010 - 05:03 PM
Have you thought about reinstalling windows and starting over from scratch?
Running the Hard Disk Recovery will restore the computer to the way it was when your brother first got it.. Anything he added will be lost, so make sure you have program disks, passwords, favorite websites, photos, documents and anything else you need backed up before proceeding with the recovery of your Acer Aspire.
Note: Hard Disk Recovery should be enabled on the system by default. If it is not, you may need to go into your systemís BIOS by hitting F2 at boot and enable it under the Advanced tab.
Once Hard Disk Recovery is enabled, restart the system and hit ALT+F10. This will begin the Aspire system recovery process. You will be prompted to type six zeros as a security step. Type 000000 to proceed.
You will then see a screen to select your Operating System. Do this and hit enter and the recovery process will begin.
It will then walk you through restoring your computer to it's factory fresh state.