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My laptop, Acer Aspire 5100-3949 cannot start, when I tried again, it suggest me to Launch start recovery, then I followed the instruction and tried to load the drive from the website to do system recovery,it still not work. I tried to start in the safe mode, did not work.
Help me, Please

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Last Post by goldeagle2005
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Yes, I do not have recovery CD or recovery partrition. But I have a copy of backup files(CD) when I first setup my computer. I also have a backup in my laptop.

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Is this a recovery CD/DVD that is made when you first got the laptop?

If it is you should be able to restore the laptop from that by booting from the CD/DVD. Any files on the hard drive will be lost though.

You may want to use a linux live cd to get the data back before reformatting.

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I insert the 1st CD of backup and restart, it still go back to system recovery.Help me please.

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Does this cd load anything up when inserted?

what options are listed in system recovery?

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It does not load anything.The same thing happen as before. I just went to bestbuy, and they thinked the cause maybe harddrive failure. If I need repair, they asked for $300(inluding order hard drive, fix, does not including the data recovery)

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They suggest me to buy a new laptop instead of repair, any suggestion?

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The cost of a new OS may only be about £100 (whatever that is in dollars).

I would suggest trying Windows 7 RC or linux to see if it is still working.

it would only be a few dollars to burn a copy of windows 7 or linux to disc.

you should be able to upgrade vista to windows 7 and keep you files. Then buy windows 7 when it is released.

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For all its flaws, I will say that Vista has a very robust file protection mechanism, especially for boot files. If indeed you received this error, I would first recommend any vendor supplied diagnostics to check and ensure there's no fault with the hard drive itself.

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