By Ailsa / Last Updated October 29, 2020

eMachines & eMachines Recovery Management

eMachines was a brand of personal computers, which was acquired by Gateway in 2004. After three years later, Gateway was in turn acquired by Acer Inc. Now, the eMachines brand has been discontinued for several years (from 2013).

If your system has some problems that system boot failure, you could use eMachines Recovery Management software (now renamed Acer eRecovery Management) to restore your PC to factory settings, you could do the following with the software:

  • Create factory default disc.

  • Create drivers and applications disc.

  • Completely restore system to factory defaults. Then you could do eMachines system recovery without disk. And all the personal data will be deleted and cannot be recovered.

  • Restore operating system and retain user data.

  • Reinstall drivers and applications.

Your version of Recovery Management may look slightly different depending on what eMachines computer you have, but the option of creating your discs is available. In order to restore you system in the future, you may create eMachines recovery disk. Now let's have a glance at the content:

How to Create eMachines Recovery Disk in Windows XP/7/8?

1. Perform eMachines Recovery Management in your Windows computer, click Backup tab, and then click Create Factory Default Disc.

eMachines Recovery Management

2. Insert blank CD or DVD, and click Start.

eMachines Recovery Management Create Recovery Disk

3. Then the first CD or DVD is finished, it will eject. Then insert another disc to create, repeat the step until the recovery disk is completed totally.

How to restore Windows system using the eMachines recovery disc? If you could boot into your Windows XP/7/8, use the eMachines Recovery Management to restore system:

1. Perform eMachines Recovery Management, press Restore > Completely Restore System to Factory Default option on the main console.

eMachines Recovery To Factory Settings

2. Then click OK, and then follow the on-screen instructions to restore.

Or use eMachines Recovery Center to restore your Windows OS, click Start > All Programs, and then choose eMachines Recovery Center, and then press Recovery > Next, then it will restore system.

eMachines Recovery Center

If you cannot boot up your Windows eMachines computer, please press Alt + F10 key combination when startup, then the computer will get into the eMachines Recovery Management automatically. Then restore according to the steps.

You may want to try Acer eRecovery Management to restore Windows OS if you are running an Acer computer.

eMachines Recovery Management Limitations

However, you might meet the following issues:

  • eMachines recovery management not working.

  • eMachines Recovery Management stuck at restore process.

  • The Restore option just greyed out.

  • eMachines Recovery Management is discontinued and not available in Windows 10.

You must be frustrating in system restore or creating eMachines recovery disk in Windows XP/7/8, not even to mention the Windows 10. Thus, why bother with the unprofessional software? You could try more reliable and professional Windows backup and restore software – AOMEI Backupper Standard.

Create Recovery Disk for eMachines or Acer computers Easily

Compared with eMachines Recovery Management software, AOMEI Backupper is more flexible and easier to operate. Because it allows you to create recovery disk not only on eMachines computers but also on other brands PC, like Dell, HP, Acer, Asus, Lenovo, etc. And available in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 (32-bit and 64-bit).

Besides, It’s highly recommended by millions of users due to its intuitive interface and outstanding performance, it’s easy to use even you are not an IT expert.

Please free download the eMachines Recovery Management alternative - AOMEI Backupper Standard to create recovery disk. Prepare a USB flash drive, or CD/DVD to create a bootable media then backup system or other critical data to another safe location. Below we will create free eMachines Windows 7 recovery disk for example.

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Create bootable media

To restore your Windows 7 computer easily if the system boot failure, it’s better to create a bootable media (to boot up your Windows computer) first.

1. Input your USB drive to your eMachines Windows 7 computer, and select Tools -> Create Bootable Media on the main console of AOMEI Backupper,

Create Bootable Media

2. Choose Bootable Disc Type for your eMachines PC, Linux - Create bootable disc based-on Linux kernel, Windows PE - Create bootable disc based on Windows PE; it’s up to you. Click Next >>. (Here we choose the second option)

Windows Bootable Disc

3. Please choose PE boot mode: Create Legacy bootable disc or Create UEFI bootable disc. Hit Next.

Windows Legacy Boot

Tip: You could tick Download WinPE creating environment from internet option.

4. Tick USB Boot Device, click Next to create eMachines recovery disk in Windows 7.

Select USB Device

Tip: Make sure your USB drive has been backed up because the operation will wipe all the data on USB drive.

Backup your system or other important data

Before that, you may need an external hard drive or SSD to save the backup file of your system.

1. Select Backup -> System Backup at the main console. Or create a disk backup for eMachines hard drive recovery.

System Backup

2. Enter Task Name and choose an external hard drive or SSD as the destination disk to save system backup copy.

Select Destination

3. Click Start Backup to create system image for Windows 7 eMachines computer.

Start Backup

Tips:
✍Options: It enables you to customize the backup image file, like split, compress, encrypt, comment the backup image, as well as enable email notification to get alert when the backup finished, and more.
✍Schedule: Ticking this option helps you to backup data automatically on a regular basis, like daily, monthly, weekly, event triggers, USB plug in, real time sync. The last three options are premium features, please upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional to enjoy.
Scheme: This program will automatically delete the backup images while the number of backup exceeds the backup number you specified to retain.

Then an eMachines recovery disk has been created successfully, then you could restore your eMachine computer when encounter unbootable situations.

To restore your eMachines computer, you have to boot your eMachines from the bootable USB drive, then AOMEI Backupper will run automatically. Then connect the external device contains the system backup copy with your PC, then restore Windows operating system for your eMachines PC.

Select Backup Image

Wrapping Things Up

If you still own a eMachines computer and would like to create a free eMachines recovery disk, the eMachines Recovery management is not available now. It’s better to create a recovery disk for your eMachines computer with the free eMachines Recovery Management alternative - AOMEI Backupper Standard. After a few clicks, you will create one.

Besides, you could use AOMEI Backupper to fix Acer Alt + F10 not working problem when recovering, or upgrade HDD to SSD for Acer loptop with the Disk Clone feature, and others. Moreover, you could upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional to migrate Windows 10 OS to SSD with the system clone, merge backup images, restore to dissimilar hardware computer, using command line backup/restore/clone, dynamic disk/volume backup, etc.