hi i've got an old acer travelmate 8100, which will be useful for my upcoming job, but is not working at the moment. I want it to work and restore it to factory settings. Every time i turn it on, after the windows screen, windows begins the following check and i get the following data checking the file system on C: the type of file system is fat32 one of your disks need to be checked for consistency volume serial number is 320D-180E windows is vertifying files and folders, file verification is complete convert last chains to files (y/n) y insufficient disk space to recover lost data 5069152kb in 1047 recoverable files 97659328kb total disk space 5673984 kb in 3052 hidden files 328256 kb in 78381 files 0kb are available 32768kb in each allocation unit 3051854 total allocation units on disk 0 allocation units available on disk. error in writing the output log After this, it goes to bluescreen. If i skip it, it goes straight to blue screen, i cant start safe mode, cant start with last known working settings. I dont have an acer recovery disk. I have been told that acers can load an "erecovery" holding "alt+f10" during start-up, but this doesn't work either... anyone have advice? HELP!