Acer Aspire 5510 User Guide

Power management, Acer eRecovery Management





Power management

This computer has a built-in power management unit that monitors system 
activity. System activity refers to any activity involving one or more of the 
following devices: keyboard, mouse, hard disk, peripherals connected to the 
computer, and video memory. If no activity is detected for a period of time 
(called an inactivity timeout), the computer stops some or all of these devices in 
order to conserve energy.

This computer employs a power management scheme that supports the  
advanced configuration and power interface (ACPI), which allows for maximum 
power conservation and maximum performance at the same time. Windows 
handles all power-saving chores for your computer.

Acer eRecovery Management

Acer eRecovery Management is a tool to quickly backup and restore the system. 
You can create and save a backup of the current system configuration to hard 
disk, CD or DVD.

Acer eRecovery Management consists of the following functions:

Create backup


Restore from backup


Create factory default image CD


Re-install bundled software without CD


Change Acer eRecovery Management password

This chapter will guide you through each process.

Note: This feature is only available on certain models. For systems 
that do not have a built-in optical disk burner, plug in an external 
USB or IEEE 1394-compatible optical disk burner before entering 
Acer eRecovery Management for optical disk-related tasks.