I Need Help Restoring Acer Recovery Partition (AS1410 & AS5050)
(Somewhat Solved) Any advice how to get access to the hidden recovery partition and launch the Acer restore? I have a similar problem with an Acer Aspire AS5050 when I repartitioned the drive (I left the hidden recovery partition untouched of course). The prompt to run the Acer HDD recovery disappeared and I'd like to know how to get it back on the Aspire AS5050 and if the Acer Aspire/Timeline AS1410 is supposed to have the prompt I'd like to know how to get that back too. Would also like some help learning how to re-enable the OS language selection that you get the very first time you turn on a PC/laptop; the manufacturer recovery that sets up the unit for the first time and lets you chose what language you want the OS to be in. Just for future reference in case I run into anyone else with the same problem.
Next I'd like to know how to resize the user partitions without damaging/losing the recovery partition prompt at boot up for future reference. When I did it myself I lost access to the recovery partition but the data and partition is still intact in Disk Management. I'm looking to dual or maybe triple boot this and other laptops. I want to alter the number of partitions and sizes but preserve the recovery partition and the option to recover Vista from the recovery partition (maintain that recovery prompt at startup). Any advice on how to do this? My last attempt on an unrelated laptop (Acer Aspire AS5050-5278) using just the Windows 7 RC install DVD allowed me to alter the partitions while leaving the recovery partition alone. It removed the recovery prompt at startup so I no longer have access to the recovery partition but it's still in tact/untouched.
(In Progress) I'd like some instructions for installing Windows 7 from a USB flash drive. The AS1410 being a netbook doesn't have an optical drive and I've never transfered an OS CD/DVD to a usb flash drive/memory card before. I don't know how to go about doing this and I don't know how to manually make a usb flash drive bootable. I'm just beginning to learn about changing partition geometry and drive type on usb flash drives. How did you guys make your usb flash drive bootable everywhere?
(SOLVED) Finally I'd like a detailed listing of what the included manuals/accessories/etc in a sealed box Acer Aspire/Timeline AS1410 as I bought mine open box and nothing looked used but not sure if anything is missing so I'd like to compare please.
EDIT Oct. 21 2:40AM ET: Turns out the open box unit I returned had all the original documentation. Nothing was missing from it, that's good.