This is a beaut...after a string of fluke circumstances, I had to order Acer's eRecovery disks. I had to install Windows 7 on a new drive. They consist of 1 System disk, 3 Recovery disks and a language disk. I booted off of the system disk and made it through most of the third recovery disk when the power got interrupted. I wasn't sure how smart the set up program was. Would it pick up where it left off or would I need to just start over and let it wipe out what I had done so far.
It didn't pick up where it left off. Rebooting with either the recovery disk as the boot device or off of the hard drive resulted with the error: Windows has failed to start. Insert your Windows installation disk and restart your computer. Select language and then Repair your computer.
Unfortunately Acer's programmers don't allow you to do this. I put in the original system disk that worked fine on the brand new empty drive. However with the unfinished install, the disk doesn't allow a re-install. It says: Please complete your operating system install before doing system recovery! I can't! What idiot at Acer doesn't allow for a failed install where a user can't start over? With an empty drive, it gave options from recovering the OS to doing a full factory install recovery but with a failed install it doesn't allow the option to wipe out what was done and start over? It's absurd.
I'm going to boot from an Ubuntu DVD, try to delete the files and see if the System Recovery will do an install like it did initially.
How can a company release a product so poorly implemented? I guess they figure a Windows install never fails.