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How to restore/format your Acer desktop/laptop without recovery disc?

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Update: While I have been trying hard to solve everyone’s issue with Acer Recovery System, I found that I am no longer able to help since there are too many different situations happen when using the Acer Recovery System. Therefore from now on, I will NOT answer any problem related to this, since my primary aim of this post is to made Acer’s user to aware of such recovery system, and doesn’t meant for solving problems with the system. If you have problem using Acer Recovery System, contact Acer or ask in related forums. I don’t have an Acer system and I can’t really efficiently help everyone. I am sorry and good luck!

If you owned an Acer desktop/laptop and you just found out that there isn’t any Windows or Acer recovery disc when you planned to do a system restore – you are not alone. Most, if not all, of their PC doesn’t come with a recovery cd at the time of purchase, though they will provide them if you specifically request and purchase from them.

So, without the recovery disc, what can you do, if say, you have a not repairable system, such as endless loop startup repair wizard (i just helped my friend to end this by restoring the system recently), or a bloated system that is slow and unusable, and you want to restore your system back to the original state? No worries, if your Acer computer hardware still in it’s original configuration, especially HDD, most likely you will be able to do so.

In the HDD that comes with the Acer computer (Windows Vista system, though I would think it’s the same for Windows XP and Windows 7, correct me If I am wrong), there are two visible partitions, namely ACER (C Drive) and DATA (D Drive), and also a hidden partition created by Acer called PQSERVICE. This hidden partition contained the original copy of your Windows and factory configuration, which is not accessible (at least not in a direct way) within Windows, and it will only be used by the Acer eRecovery System. So if you have replaced the HDD that comes with the computer unofficially (not via Acer) and it is not an exact copy of your old HDD, most likely you won’t have this partition available, and therefore you won’t be able to use the Acer eRecovery System.

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Get Extra 768MB Space in Dropbox for Free [How To]

Dropbox is a service that allows you to store documents or media files to their server, and synchronize them to all of your other devices easily. It is also meant to use for sharing easily where you can generate a quick link to your file, and monitor any changes to your file, which is very helpful in work collaboration; they also offers client in smartphone. If you are new to Dropbox, you can log on to their site for more information.

Although Dropbox team do offers some Pro account (50GB and 100GB) with monthly fee or annual fee for heavy users, but the free account from Dropbox which has a 2GB storage is most likely adequate for most of the office users, to synchronize their documents between home and workplace, or even home users, which can use it to store quite a number of medias such as photos, digital songs, documents, either for sharing or backup purpose.

Once you have your account signed up in Dropbox, you are readily to make the full use of the given 2GB capacity. Dropbox is so kind that they offer you and your friend (good thing meant to be shared together) a free 250MB for each invited friend that registered themselves, up to 8GB. However, unless you have a relatively large network, you might find it is a little bit difficult to get yourself free spaces in Dropbox (some of them doesn’t need Dropbox at all), here’s another way to do it.

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Backup your files to CD/DVD/Blu-Ray with Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 Free Edition

CD BurningI been using Nero Burning Rom OEM version bundled with the burner for backup purpose for quite a long time. However, if you followed the development of Nero Burning Rom, you will find out that the software is become more bulky and complex, even though the updated nice interface. Plus the software is either bundled with the new purchase burner or a paid version, thus it is totally not cost effective for a normal PC user, since there are a lot of free burning software available out there. One of the program, of course, is what I mentioned, and I recommended as well, Ashampoo Burning Studio.  Continue reading Backup your files to CD/DVD/Blu-Ray with Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 Free Edition