how do I restore my acer laptop when using windows 8

welding alloys

Jan 8, 2014
every time I start my acer laptop the screen goes black and in the top left hand corner it tells me it can not find the operating system, do I need to restore it to the factory settings and will I loose my files?
on newer laptop the windows restore and windows installer cd are on a hidden partion on the main hard drive. most times holding at key at boot will get you into the system tools. if you can get into the system tools you can try a system roll back if you have a good restore point and your hard drive is not dead or damaged. if you want try booting from a hirem boot cd and see if you can see your data and move it off onto a usb stick.