How to recover Acer aspier 4315 laptop......

How to recover Acer aspier 4315 laptop..bought this laptop secondhand and want to recover back to out of factory state however the stupid Acer empowering tech program has a password on it that I dont know. The recovery partition is there but I cant use it without the password. Has anyone got any free and easy ways to restore this system otherwise or get the password? or I will format the whole hard drive and load using a Vista OEM disk. Thanks.

geek_b.j.nichols, Sep 29, 5:02 pm

At what stage is it askin for a password that seems rather odd......

geek_drcspy, Sep 29, 5:05 pm

I try to go into the erecovery prog..and nothing happens so I looked at the empowering prog and it tells me the erecovery prog is not operational and for me to make it operational I need the password. Any idea? Thanks.

geek_b.j.nichols, Sep 29, 5:18 pm

0800445439 free ph for toshiba.....

geek_drcspy, Sep 29, 5:28 pm

Umm, this is an acernot toshiba??

geek_b.j.nichols, Sep 29, 5:37 pm

Hi B J

geek_pcfix4u, Sep 29, 5:42 pm

Also can't you just boot into the recovery partition at power up with ALT + F10...

geek_gibler, Sep 29, 5:48 pm

Hi PCfixI tried that a couple of hours ago and found it not to work, I presume that prog only works for XP, this laptop is Vista. Gibler, the alt-F10 does not work either. I am beginning to think the recovery partition is corrupt.

geek_b.j.nichols, Sep 29, 5:57 pm

Acer 0800862237 .

geek_drcspy, Sep 29, 6:06 pm