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Acer Aspire One AOA110-1588 Restore


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#1 Mike200

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:55 PM

I have a Acer Aspire One Model AOA110-1588 netbook running Windows XP with all the latest updates. It is running extremely slow. It ran faster when I first got this netbook. I decided that I would restore it to its original factory defaults. This model does not have an optical drive, however the documentation states that I can restore it by selecting ALT & F10 during start-up and it would go into a restore menu and sequence getting the original setup from the secondary SSD drive. When I attempted this procedure no menu appeared. I attempted several times and ensured that the BIOS was enabled for Disk to Disk function as specified by the manual. I have the System CDs but no way to use them except copying them to a USB Thumb Drive if that would work. Does any one have a suggestion or experience with this type of a problem.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:13 AM

If the procedure "Press Alt-F10 after BIOS finishes the Power on Self Test (POST)" doesn't work, you can try this:

  • Click on the eRecovery button on your desktop while in Windows.
  • Press Alt-F10 while in Windows.


#3 Mike200

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:07 PM

This Acer model netbook does not have an eRecovery button on the desktop.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 01:53 AM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic205779.html/page__view__findpost__p__1148684
Above is an archive link from BleepingComputer -

The quote below is from another forum -

i enabled boot menu from bios to activate <F12>. <Alt> +<F10> still don't work and don't know why.
so use <F12> instead, then select boot from cd and put the recovery cd in. work perfectly.
i guess since the order for boot sequence is hard disk first and cd/cdrom second so it had no effect although the cd recovery is a boot cd. so i know now.
just finished update windows XP and norton anti-virus. feels so good!!! and the screen looks so nice when it is new... but still need to install more program..

Hope something helps -

Edited by noknojon, 30 June 2012 - 01:53 AM.


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Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:23 AM

Hi Mike200,

I'm not sure why the recovery partiton isn't working assuming that P2P is Enabled in BIOS and you are hitting ALT + F10 at the same time when the Acer logo is showing.

I have the System CDs


Can you tell us the exact label on each of the CDs?

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#6 Mike200

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 04:23 PM

Artrooks,

One Disk reads:

Aspire One
System CD
Rev2.0
For NAND flash module only

Second Disk reads:

Aspire One
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP3

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 08:09 PM

Mike200,

According to the User's Manual (PDF), page 1-2, you should be able to access Acer eRecovery Management through the Window's Start Menu, Acer Empowering Technology Program group. One of the options is "Restore system to factory default." Is this option available to you and working?

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:42 PM

Artrooks,

I agree that that is what the manual indicates. However, when Acer made the netbook model of the Aspire One they only made it with an 8G Hard Drive and an 8G SSD card and they left out the eRecovery program from the Start menu. The recovery program was to be available and hidden on the SSD card by using the ALT F10 sequence at start-up. That does not seem to work. They were sued and there was a resolution that involved a Recovery Disk that I never applied for. Looking at various forums, this seems to be a fairly frequent problem. Acer doesn't address it other than to say if it doesn't work one can BUY a "Recovery Disk" which I haven't looked into yet hoping there might be another solution.

Thanks for your interest,

Mike200

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:44 AM

did you try hitting just the F10 with out the alt


and start hitting the f10 as soon as you turn the netbook on


also i use an external usd dvd rom when working with netbooks ,using recovery media created for the netbook ,local computer shop where i freelance creates the dvd recovery for the customer upon purchase

Edited by caperjac, 01 July 2012 - 06:18 AM.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 08:01 AM

Hi Mike200,

You could give this a try. The instructions below are for creating a bootable flash drive with the contents of the Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP3 disk.

Install Windows with a USB Flash Drive using WinToFlash. (This is portable software)
  • You will need a USB Flash Drive (1 GB at least) and another computer with a CD\DVDROM drive and internet connection.
  • Back up any important data on the computer before proceeding.
  • Download WinToFlash under Lastest Version and save it to the Desktop.
  • Insert the Windows XP Installation CD into the CD/DVDROM drive and plug in the USB Flash drive.
  • Extract the WinToFlash zip file and double click WinToFlash.exe to start the program.
  • WinToFlash starts a wizard that will help pull over the contents of a windows installation CD or DVD and prep the USB drive to become a bootable replacement for the optical drive.
  • Once the Flash drive has been made, insert it into the Acer laptop, power on, and tap the F12 key to view the Boot Menu Options.
  • Boot from the USB Flash drive and proceed with the Windows Installation. At some point you will receive a message that windows is already installed on the system. Proceed with a clean install not a repair. You will be shown a screen of the partitions on the computer. You should be able to determine which partition has the old windows. I would delete that partition, create a new one with default size, and partition it full NTFS.

Regards,
Brooks



 





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