Reinstall Win XP without CD/HDD access?
I have tirelessly scoured the internet for help with this problem, but to no avail;
My sister has an Acer Aspire One laptop that DOES NOT have a disc drive, NOR did it come with any Windows discs whatsoever. Recently, it has been afflicted with the famed Mup.sys system hang, which safe mode does not fix.
Can I wipe the computer and reinstall windows given the above circumstances? Thanks, all!
- DavidLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
Most acers have a hidden recovery partition which can be accessed during bootup but also should be available in safe mode via e-recovery manager.
Partition recovery without disc ,
this is possible as Acers keep a factory OS copy in a hidden partition (PQservice) by default .
When the Acer splash is on screen hold Alt and keep pressing F10.
You will need a password , if erecovery has been run before (to make back ups etc) you would have been asked to create a password.
If erecovery has never been run before the default is "000000" (six zeros).
Select factory from top of list.
If the above fails.
A recovery on an Acer needs the D2D enabled ( hard disc to hard disc )
Turn computer on .
Press F2 repeatedly.
Select "Main" and enable D2D
( Note. Your mouse will not work so use arrow keys and enter).
Exit saving changes. and retry Alt+F10
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