Fixed: Acer eRecovery Management Cannot Install Bootable File

Solutions for Acer eRecovery Management problem - Acer eRecovery Management cannot install bootable file.


by Delia Updated on October 18, 2022

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Overview of Acer eRecovery Management

Acer eRecovery Management is a lightweight backup and recovery tool that can help Acer laptop users safeguard their personal and work data from unintentional loss or hardware failures, etc. You can also use it to restore Acer computers to factory default settings as necessary.

Decent as it seems, you may encounter Acer eRecovery Management errors sometimes. The problem that Acer eRecovery Management can’t install bootable file is one of the common issues. Other issues like “Acer eRecovery hard drive configuration is not set” are also reported.

This page will show you how to fix Acer eRecovery can not be installed under different conditions. Pick one solution according to your situation.

Case 1: Can’t install Acer eRecovery Management in Windows


I Want To Install Acer eRecovery Management On My Windows 7 professional Netbook but It Fail. It Say: eRecovery Can Not Be Installed 1. Bootable Files.

Acer eRecovery Cannot Be Installed


When Acer Recovery Manager cannot install bootable file, if you want to make a system recovery image, just make use of Windows System Recovery under control panel.

Step 1. Enter “recovery drive” in the search box, and then choose “Create a recovery drive”.

Step 2. In the next screen, ensure that the “Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive” box is checked.

Creating Recovery Drive Surface Tablet

Step 3. Plug in a USB flash drive which is large enough to contain the image file and select it as your recovery drive.

Acer Recovery Select USB Flash Drive

Step 4. Click “Create”. The recovery image and necessary recovery tools will be copied to your USB flash drive, which will take a while, depending on your PC and the size of the recovery image.

Step 5. When it finishes, remove the USB flash drive. Keep it in a safe place and don't use it to store other files or data.

Case 2: Can’t install Acer eRecovery Management in Safe Mode


I am using an acer aspire 5517 (32-bit) laptop. It has ALOT of viruses and trojans. It is very bad. I get black screen with blue screen in middle. Words are in white something about BIOS not working and crash? I cannot log in normal screen, I must use Safe Mode. (Screen still happens just less.) I try to factory reset but I do not have a disk, USB drive, or money to buy. I try press Alt+F10 on start up and get "Edit Boot Option". Installed Acer eRecovery on website but keep getting this "acer erecovery management cannot install bootable file". I also tried to erase alot of data (documents, pictures, stuff of the sort) and uninstall unneeded programs hope it was data limit. Did not work.


When Acer eRecovery Management can’t install bootable file, if you have to reset os to factory defaults, you can press F8 like when you go into safe mode. If you get an option to repair your computer, you should be able to factory reset from there. If not, you may need to buy the recovery cd's from Acer.

If the factory recovery partition (OEM) is intact, the problem, Acer Recovery Manager cannot install bootable file, may be caused due to “Hard Disk Recovery” is not enabled. Press “F2” when restart to enter BIOS to check. If not, enable it. Then, restart the pc and press “ALT + F10” to begin system recovery process.

Acer eRecovery Management V7

Case 3: Can’t install Acer eRecovery Management after deleting recovery partition


I have an Aspire 6920 running its original vista x64.
I created the recovery disks (3 DVDs) through the eRecovery management when I first purchased the computer, and got rid of the recovery partition soon after. (I wanted the extra disk space =P)
I've recently decided to send my computer back to its factory default state, only to realize my eRecovery Management installation is no longer functional. I tried reinstalling it, resulting in an error message:
eRecovery can not be installed - 1.Bootable File
I went over the trouble of uninstalling and reinstalling the entire Acer Empowering Technology software pack, and all but eRecovery was able to install properly.


If you have changed the partition layout after you buy your machine, you should reformat the hard drive making two partitions and try again. Basically, for 100% success Acer Recovery Manager cannot install bootable file, it must be repartitioned as when it came from factory.

Best Acer eRecovery Management Alternative

There is a solution to all the cases above about Acer eRecovery Management cannot install bootable file; that is, to make use of the alternative of Acer eRecovery Management – AOMEI OneKey Recovery. AOMEI OneKey Recovery is a third party software aiming at system backup and recovery, especially for making a system image and quickly restoring corrupted system to a good condition.

AOMEI OneKey Recovery

When you can’t install Acer eRecovery Management and you want to create an OS image, you can use “OneKey System Backup” to achieve this. Once your computer fails to boot into Windows, you can immediately restore operating system from backup image file with “OneKey System Recovery”.

Just download AOMEI OneKey Recovery to have a try right now!

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Delia · Editor
Delia owns extensive experience in writing technology-related blog posts, and has been a part of AOMEI since 2020 to provide expertise in data security and disaster recovery. She works with Windows operating systems, SQL databases, and virtualization platforms such as VMware and Hyper-V, specializing in troubleshooting and advising on data protection and migration.