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How to restore an Acer Portable to Original Factory Settings.

"Restoring a system should be a last ditch effort in trying to repair a computer, since restoration causes all programs and many files to be lost forever. Restoring an Acer computer to its original factory settings can be done in a few easy steps."

  1. Click “Start” menu.
  2. Click “Programs.”
  3. Click “Acer Recovery Management.”
  4. Click the “Restore” button on the bottom of the dialog box that opens.
  5. Click “Restore System to Factory Default.”
  6. Click “Yes” in the warning dialog box which asks if you wish to continue the recovery process.
  7. Click “Start” to restore the computer to the default factory settings.

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need to system restore my acer aspire ax1700 but do not have disc whtat can i do


When a vital file becomes corrupted, it might be necessary to restore a computer to its original factory settings. This process also cleans up the hard drive and removes old programs that can make a computer slow and unresponsive. But, because restoration wipes away all files you've installed or created, it should be a last-ditch effort in trying to repair a computer. If you've reached this point with your Acer laptop or desktop, the manufacturer provides a utility to restore the factory settings.

Open the Windows Start menu by clicking on the icon in the lower left corner of your desktop. Click "All Programs," then the "Acer" folder. Select "Acer eRecovery Management" to open the utility. If a Windows prompt asks for permission to run the program, click "Yes." Click the "Restore" button in the pane on the left side of the program window. Click "Completely Restore System to Factory Defaults." Select the "Yes" option in the dialog box that asks you to confirm the action, and click "Start." Click "OK" in the second confirmation dialog box to restart the computer. Click "Next" in the warning window that appears after the computer reboots. This confirms that you realize restoring the computer deletes any data stored on your hard drive. Click "Next" again in the Restore Destination window, and click "OK" in the popup that gives you one last warning about deleting your data. The restoration process will begin. Click "OK" when the utility lets you know that the restoration is complete. The computer will restart, and Windows will finish the recovery process.

Mar 01, 2013 | Acer Aspire Computers & Internet

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need to factory reset windows xp without disk


Restoring a computer to its original factory settings should be the last ditch effort in attempting to save a system that has been corrupted by viruses or defective programs. In the best case scenario, one would use the system restore CD that ships with new computers but often this CD is lost or the computer was purchased used. In this case, a factory settings restoration can still be performed by using the computer's "Advanced Boot" menu.
Restart the computer. Press the "F8" key after the computer reboots but before the "Windows" logo appears on the screen. You should now see the "Advanced Boot" menu. Scroll down through the menu options using the down arrow key. Stop when "Repair Your Computer" is highlighted and hit the "Enter" key. Select the language you wish to use and press the "Enter" key. Type in the computer's administrator ID and password. Press the "Enter" key. Scroll through the options using the down arrow key. Choose "Restore (name of computer manufacturer) Settings." Press the "Enter" key. Choose "Yes" when asked if you want to reformat the hard drive. Press the "Enter" key to begin the reformatting process. The process takes a few minutes, so be patient. Do not turn off the computer or attempt to stop the process after it has begun, or this may result in major damage to the hard drive. Choose "Finish" and press the "Enter" key to restart the computer. The computer will restart with the original factory settings.

Feb 08, 2013 | E-Machines (T2958) PC Desktop

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factory restore without cd


A name of the computer and operating system would be nice ? so some can provide with an appropriate answer you see different computers and operating systems all have different ways of doing a system restore to factory settings ?

Restoring a computer to its original factory settings should be the last ditch effort in attempting to save a system that has been corrupted by viruses or defective programs.


In the best case scenario, one would use the system restore CD that ships with new computers but often this CD is lost or the computer was purchased used.


In this case, a factory settings restoration can still be performed by using the computer's "Advanced Boot" menu.

Restart the computer.


Press the "F8" key after the computer reboots but before the "Windows" logo appears on the screen.


You should now see the "Advanced Boot" menu.

Scroll down through the menu options using the down arrow key.


Stop when "Repair Your

Computer" is highlighted and hit the "Enter" key.


Select the language you wish to use and press the "Enter" key.

Type in the computer's administrator ID and password. Press the "Enter" key.


Scroll through the options using the down arrow key.

Choose "Restore (name of computer manufacturer) Settings."


Press the "Enter" key.

Choose "Yes" when asked if you want to reformat the hard drive.


Press the "Enter" key to begin the reformatting process.

The process takes a few minutes, so be patient.


Do not turn off the computer or attempt to stop the process after it has begun, or this may result in major damage to the hard drive.


Choose "Finish" and press the "Enter" key to restart the computer.

The computer will restart with the original factory settings.


Hope this helps.

Nov 21, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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need to restore my acer aspire to factory setting but never got a recovery disc at purchase,how do I go about doing this as i am not that technically minded


"Restoring a system should be a last ditch effort in trying to repair a computer, since restoration causes all programs and many files to be lost forever. Restoring an Acer computer to its original factory settings can be done in a few easy steps."
  1. Click “Start” menu.
  2. Click “Programs.”
  3. Click “Acer Recovery Management.”
  4. Click the “Restore” button on the bottom of the dialog box that opens.
  5. Click “Restore System to Factory Default.”
  6. Click “Yes” in the warning dialog box which asks if you wish to continue the recovery process.
  7. Click “Start” to restore the computer to the default factory settings.

Dec 31, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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would like to set it back tofactory settings


start up the computer and in the bio's there should be an option to press a key like F9 or something to open the repair console...from this menu choose re-set to factory settings...there should be a backup partition on acer hard drives to restore it back...

if this dosn't work bang in an OS cd - boot it up from the bios and follow the on screen instructions - drivers that are not installed will be avalible from acer's website - they are quite good for downloading them

Brentwood IT

Sep 25, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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