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First post, by JK1984

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I was hoping to get get some info/opinions. I managed to get my hands on a copy of ACERCPR - Hard Drive Recovery Kit. Looks like its version 1.11. A bit older than a few versions I have seen floating around on the internet. I have two Acros's - two different models. One is the exact model (4221g) I had while growing up. The other one (P433D) is a bit older. The 4221g looks like it has a rather old install from the original owner (which I backed up) I was hoping to restore the 4221g to the original factory install with this CPR Kit.

However I'm not sure which Acros model numbers go with this CPR KIT. While poking around on the CD I saw 12 different archives, which are 12 different drive images. I don't see any information on which model number these correspond to. There also is a folder labeled "ORIGINAL" that includes setup disks for Windows 3.1 and Dos 6.2. Including all drivers and for each software title so you can pick and choose what to install one at a time . I made a floppy disk image and had to edit the config.sys and autoexec.bat on the included bootable floppy to get the recovery software to recognize the CD-ROM drive. Since I had to do this it makes me think that the CPR Kit that I have isn't exactly what I need, but it seems rather close! I'm rather hesitant to actually go through with the recovery software.

I guess long story short, what would you do?

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Reply 1 of 5, by Horun

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Hmm do you have the original 2X cdrom in the machine or is it a newer one ?

Hate posting a reply and then have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor.

Reply 2 of 5, by JK1984

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Horun wrote on 2022-03-09, 01:17:

Hmm do you have the original 2X cdrom in the machine or is it a newer one ?

It's the original. 2x, Panasonic 563 with a sound blaster card. I remember my system coming with Encarta 94. I just realized this recovery kit has Encarta 95. So it may be a few months/year newer than the system I have.

Reply 3 of 5, by Horun

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Can you image the CD + floppy and post to Google drive, Archive org or some other place ? Would be nice to have a copy 😀

Hate posting a reply and then have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor.

Reply 4 of 5, by JK1984

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Horun wrote on 2022-03-09, 02:04:

Can you image the CD + floppy and post to Google drive, Archive org or some other place ? Would be nice to have a copy 😀

Yeah, i'll get it uploaded in a bit. I was poking around some more and it defintely does seem like this CPR Kit is for their early Pentium systems.

https://books.google.com/books?id=yurvRCerf_U … acercpr&f=false

Reply 5 of 5, by JK1984

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JK1984 wrote on 2022-03-09, 02:20:
Horun wrote on 2022-03-09, 02:04:

Can you image the CD + floppy and post to Google drive, Archive org or some other place ? Would be nice to have a copy 😀

Yeah, i'll get it uploaded in a bit. I was poking around some more and it defintely does seem like this CPR Kit is for their early Pentium systems.

https://books.google.com/books?id=yurvRCerf_U … acercpr&f=false

EDIT: here is the CD and Floppy images. https://archive.org/details/img-7067_202203