Having problems with your Acer Aspire 1690 Notebook ?

Is there any way to back up documents if you can't log into windows? I think I will lose everything but the factory defaults if I use the recovery disks.


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If you use the recovery option, maybe you loss all the documents, and you have to back up your documents first.

Well actually there's a way. First you need to start the PC, and justbefore the windows logo appears, press F8 key, you can do this a lot oftimes until a black windows appears with some options. Select "Safe mode", maybe this should let you enter in windows as Administrator, or even with you account, now go and navigate through the C:>Documents and Settings>Select your User and there are all your documents.


The other way if you cannot enter to windows in Safe mode, it's because there must a technical issue with the operating systems. This is a little advanced, but not that much. You can do the following steps, that i use to do...

1.- If you have a friend that has Ubuntu (Linux Operating System) in a disk, you can ask to give a try, GREAT go to step # 4, if you don't.

2.- Go to the Ubuntu Official Web Page

3.- Download the operating systems (.ISO file), maybe from another PC, and burn it into a disk, that's quite simple. The download should take about an hour depends on your connection.

4.- If you have the disk, then insert it, and run from CD/DVD (when you start the PC, there must be an option that says "select boot" or something like that, usually it's with the F12 key to select the boot, look for that option and select CD/DVD, Optical Drive)

5.- Once you are in the Ubuntu Option, Select the first one, i don't remember exactly how it says "Test Ubuntu without install" Or something like that (That should load the operating system, it may take a few minutes don't worry, it loads!)

6.- When you get in there. Look for the hard drive in the desktop and search your documents in the same root:
C:>Documents and Settings>Select your User and there are all your documents

Hope it works... If you have a question, just post it here

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You can do what's called a repair installation instead of recovery to the factory default...
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\015\012But it may be possible to salvage you system by other means...What symptoms are you experiencing and what steps have you taken to remedy the problem? Is the system completing the POST sequence but you're not getting a logon screen? What OS, etc, etc?
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