The Aspire One series should have a recovery partition. To access it, at the acer logo screen when you first start it up, hold down ALT
and with alt still held down, press F10
. This should bring you to the factory restoration that should allow you to bring your system back to "like new condition". You may want to tap the f10
key a few times with ALT held down to trigger it.
If you can get that far, you're good to go.
If not, and you created a boot disc to restore, there's multiple options to access it. I'm assuming you have an external cdrom/dvdrom drive. Plug it in, and then access the bios via f2
. You're looking for boot order. Change the boot order (usually with the +
keys) to bring the cdrom/USB external to top of the list to make them boot priority.
Alternatively, you can access the "choose boot order" at the acer logo screen by tapping the the F12
key. This should stop the machine from booting and ask you which device you would like to boot off of, which in this case would be cdrom/usb/removable media.
I've had issues on this model getting the f12
function key to work, but I know that you can change the boot order inside the BIOS on it. Just remember to save your settings when exiting the bios. The switch can be changed at any time as well, so no harm will come of it.
Furthermore, leaving the cdrom as the primary boot order is fine as well, since it will move on to the next boot device if the cdrom isn't present anyway.
Let me know the results.
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