Acer eRecovery Management
Developed by Acer's software team, Acer eRecovery Management is a tool that
provides you with an easy, reliable and safe means of restoring your computer
to its factory default state from an image stored in a hidden partition on the
computer's hard disk drive.
Acer eRecovery Management also provides you with an easy-to-use facility to
back up your system and data as an image stored on the hard disk drive, or to
Using Acer eRecovery Management
You can launch Acer eRecovery Management in a number of ways:
By pressing the hotkey <Alt> + <F10> during the boot-up process, or at any
time when you are running Microsoft® Windows®.
From the Start menu, go to Start > (All) Programs > Empowering
Technology > Acer eRecovery Management.
By clicking on the Empowering Technology icon from your desktop, or
pressing the <
> key to launch the Empowering Technology user
interface. Select the Acer eRecovery Management icon.
This will open the Acer eRecovery Management main page.
Using the user interface
Acer eRecovery Management uses an intuitive user interface to guide you
through the various backup and recovery processes. This UI is detailed below.
Acer eRecovery Management requires a password to activate. The default
password is six zeros (0s).
Reminder to burn factory image to disk
The first time you use Acer eRecovery Management, you are reminded to burn
the factory image (from the hidden partition) to an optical disk.
Once the disks have been burned, or if you have checked the checkbox in the
lower left-hand corner of the screen, the reminder is no longer shown.
Create backup image
You can create a backup image of the current system configuration
(applications, drivers and data).
It would be a good idea to create a backup on a regular basis to protect your
system and data, or before installing new hardware or software.
There are two choices once you click on “Recovery settings”.
Backup to HDD
The image is saved to the system's secondary pa