If you run into troubles on your Acer Aspire One netbook, the built-in Acer eRecovery Management system may be able to get you out of a bind. You can use this system to make a backup of your netbook to a separate partition of your hard drive or to optical discs. Once you have this backup made, you can then use the eRecovery system to use the backup to restore your computer if you encounter issues with its performance.

Making the Backups on Your Hard Drive

Step 1

Open the Acer eRecovery Management system by clicking on the Start menu in the lower left corner of the screen, clicking on "All Programs," mousing over "Acer Empowering Technology" and selecting "Acer eRecovery Management."

Step 2

Click on "Backup" at the bottom left on the screen to select the Backup option window. Click on the "Create" button at the middle of the screen.

Step 3

Click on the radio button next to the "Full Backup (slow)" option. Click on the "Next" button at the bottom of the window.

Step 4

Type in a descriptive name for the backup in the "Name" field and click the "Next" button.

Step 5

Close all other open applications. Select the "Yes" option in the eRecovery window to confirm that you want to continue and click the "Next" button to run the backup process. Wait until a notice appears that the backup is complete to continue using your netbook.

Making the Backups on Optical Discs

Step 1

Insert a blank optical disc in your Acer's disc drive.

Step 2

Click on the "Burn to Disc" option at the bottom of the eRecovery window.

Step 3

Click on an option to select whether you want to back up the Acer Aspire One's factory settings, a backup you've created and stored on your hard drive, the current setup of your Acer or the applications on your computer. Wait for the process to complete.

Restoring Your Acer Aspire One Using the Backups

Step 1

Click on the "Restore" button at the bottom of the eRecovery window. Insert the disc containing the restore information, if you plan to restore from a disc instead of from the hard drive.

Step 2

Click on the desired option in the list to restore your Acer using either factory settings, using the backup on your hard drive or using a CD or DVD. Here you can also select simply to reinstall only the applications.

Step 3

Wait while the process completes. Do not use your computer while the process is running.