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Acer windows 8 recovery problem on boot up

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1 year ago#1
When the laptop turns on, it loads the splash then says sorry the recover tool cant be loaded (paraphrased), resets, loads the splash again and then nothing but a blank screen.

The owner did not make a recovery disc
the laptop did not come with some form of a recover disc
the CD key wasnt put on the laptop anywhere or in the shipping box

With that said, i cant make a cd without the serial key for windows. and i cant even start in safe mode for the laptop, same error. I cant access anything on the laptop but the bios and boot menu. Only alternative is to buy a retail windows 8 disc?



TLDR. Windows is corrupted, boots up into black screen, no recover media available to use or cd key to make one. Boned? Have to go buy a disc?
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1 year ago#2
Your laptop might have the WIndows 8 License Key embedded into the BIOS. Create a recovery disc and give it a try. Your WIndows may automatically activate and won't ask for a key.
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1 year ago#3
unless im searching wrong, I need the key just to make the disc >_<"
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1 year ago#4
koichi posted...
unless im searching wrong, I need the key just to make the disc >_<"


You're wrong.
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1 year ago#5
So i made a recovery USB, but after i select keyboard settings, it freezes and the computer reboots.
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