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    F8 Repair your computer turned off

    Hi everybody. I have turned off the Recovery Option "repair your computer". I have used it a couple of times before, therefore I know I have this option on my acer aspire M164. I have read, that this option could have been turned off by my "network administrator". Since nobody else works with my computer, I am the administrator. How can I turn this option on? Thanks in advance for your precious help.

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    Re: F8 Repair your computer turned off

    Hello, enable the Hidden Admin account : Administrator Account

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    Re: F8 Repair your computer turned off

    Thanks for your valuable answer. I should have been more specific. I was looking for the "repair your computer" because I just cannot start my acer aspire m1640 after a power failure. This hasn't been the first time it has happened. I used the "repair your computer" option to start again. But the last time I tried the option "repair your computer" had disappeared. I have been since Friday looking for a solution. All I get is a black monitor with the mouse cursor. Best regards!

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    Re: F8 Repair your computer turned off

    Have you tried the F10 or F11 at startup, normally, the F8 is the key to let you into advanced options, but, some computers will use the 10 or 11 key , just tap them at start up , see which one works ?

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    Re: F8 Repair your computer turned off

    Dear Dog, thanks again for your fast answer. When I choose F11 the Edit Boot Options show and following: "Edit windows boot options for windows setup. Path:\windows\system32\boot\winload.exe [/DETECHAL/MININT/REDIRECT RDIMAGE=8192 RDIMAGELENGTH=3161088 R DPATH= multi(0)disk(0)partition(1)\sources\boot.wim

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    Re: F8 Repair your computer turned off

    K, hang on, I just got your computer manual and am reading it now.

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    With F11 I get a black monitor with the mouse cursor

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    Re: F8 Repair your computer turned off

    Hmmm, did you make a disk when you bought this computer, I am not seeing a recovery console for this model ?

    The operating system files may be damaged or missing. Insert the startup
    disk you created during Windows setup into the floppy drive and
    press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart your computer. This will automatically
    diagnose your system and make necessary fixes. However, if the
    diagnostic utility still reports a problem, then you may have to perform
    the recovery process to restore your system to its original default factory
    settings.

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    Re: F8 Repair your computer turned off

    Found some more info

    How can I restore my computer with the backup discs I created?

    How can I restore my computer with the backup discs I created?

    With user created backups you are able to restore your computer to the factory default settings. If backup discs were created instead of factory restore discs, these can be used instead and will restore the system to a user backup point.

    Ensure that the computer is completely shutdown, then turn on the computer.
    When the Acer splash screen appears, tap the Alt and F10 keys simultaneously. A screen stating "Starting Acer eRecovery" should appear.
    From the recovery options, choose Restore system from CD/DVD.
    Insert either the first Recovery or Backup disc that you created.
    From the on-screen options, choose a backup.
    Click OK and the installation will begin.
    Change the disc as necessary when prompted.

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    Re: F8 Repair your computer turned off

    Thanks for your answer again. I downloaded yesterday 2 Vista recovery discs (32 and 64 bits). I did t get any discs when I bought this computer. I haven't been able to boot the discs.

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