Maybe my dvd drive in my laptop is bad? Stp 4: Now you need to select the boot device with the help of arrow keys. It will have also have the option to select Bios where you can select your boot order. Here are some screenshots of the boot options you can access through the Boot menu:. Perhaps someone can tell me if this behavior is by design I hope not or a bug. How do I do that? You can click the spacebar for example and your computer should now boot from the Ultimate disk. You are not cold booting at the moment.
Otherwise try asking Acer what they recommend? So this must be an issue with the drive? Do follow us to get more such updates. Launch Boot Options Menu from Recovery Drive 1. I chose the third option since it seems to be what I'm trying to do. Have you tried asking Acer for help yet? On clicking the button, I would expect a window with firmware settings to change, not a reboot. All data in the hidden partition and on the system partition will be restored.
I cancelled that since there wasn't a way to make it accept it and it opened Windows Explorer to show all the media on the disc. Method 1: Hit F11 On many computers, if you hit F11 as soon as the computer powers on, you can get to the Advanced Startup Options menu. Open a Command Prompt by pressing Win+X and choosing Command Prompt or Command Prompt Admin. Good luck Robert --- Hey Robert, I watched the video and it got me zip. Please let me know if this resolves the issue.
If you now have proof that the procedure you are into won't restore the C: partition unless it is reformatted I guess you will have to format it. Your Logo screen or first start screen should have a menu for you to select from different options. If fail, please try again. I don't even know if I have a product key. .
Windows 8 uses hybrid shutdown, so you would need to shut the computer down while holding shift, or to use the Acer Power button icon in Windows. Did you ask in their forums or just try to call their telephone support? S in most cases and the boot options will open up. Before restoring,please delete any data on the hard disc. It shows up on the computer can see it but when I double-click to open it says Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. I just checked the other three. If you wish to use the legacy boot media you have, see Acer's directions for that at.
Click here to see more. Well if I don't hear back from you in an hour I'm going to try it anyway since I have no other options. It's gonna be open season. All the documentation that I am finding suggests that you are just getting a warning about losing everything and there is no mention of having to do any other separate procedure. All that happened was the fans ran for a few seconds then laptop shut down. This morning I turned on my laptop. On some Acers you would do the following: 1.
As for all the updates,I did all of those when I refreshed my machine a little over a month ago. There are several different ways to navigate to Advanced Startup Options, depending on whether you can boot up or not. As I indicated I don't know what the implementation of the procedure is. Click Restart Now under Advanced startup. How complicated is it to do? It shouldn't cost you anything to use their forums and they obviously have Acer staff monitoring the questions there. We are glad to assist you. Step 7: Press F10 to save changes and exit.
Also,if you read my question,I cannot even access the bios settings at all!. . Click Troubleshoot on the screen which appears. If this is a problem with Windows 8 then Microsoft should fix this for me. . Click Advanced Options Avram Piltch, The current editor-in-chief of our sister site, Tom's Hardware, Avram served as editorial director of Laptop from 2007 to 2018. If you can access Desktop If Windows is working fine and you can access the desktop, then you can use the below-mentioned methods to access Windows 10 boot options.
Check out our in Windows for details. I already have Windows 7 Home installed. However, most computers made in the past four years boot too quickly to listen for a key press at startup. Different laptop and computers uses different function keys to launch this option and we will be nearing it down to pretty much all laptop brands so that you can enter into boot menu option effortlessly. Please look for the spots I mentioned. At the Choose an operating system boot screen, click on Change defaults or choose other options, near the bottom.
Would the product key be one of the extremely worn numbers on the bottom of the laptop or would it be somewhere in the software? Step 1: Get and create a first. It lists Windows 10 safe mode as being available after logging on. Click the power button icon in the lower right corner. . It is so secure that it prevents booting from media with an incorrect 'signature', but can be adjusted to turn off security features so that you can boot from legacy media.