This is the only way to restore the system by switching on the laptop and before it show Acer on the press ALT + F10 in this order ALT + F10, ALT + F10 this will take you to the restore mode and from there you click on restore to factory defualt BUT if you formated the Data (d:\) drive then you have to buy vista and download the drivers from the internet
This is the only way I know to restore the OS 100% original
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There are two basic waysto restoreAcer 5315 PC Notebook to the original setting. The first method you can try to pressing the key Alt + F10 for 5 times while startup process appears on the Acer screen. Usually this way will restore the original setting automatically.
And the next method you may need to usesystem restoreat the first time you’ve got your Acer 5315 laptop. Here are steps to follow:
Log on as the Administrator => Start => AllPrograms=> Accessories => System Tools => and click theSystem Restore.System restorewill run and here you should see the WelcomeSystem Restorepage appear. Click Restore my computer button to an early time if it’s not already selected. Click next to continue the steps.
There is on your Acer 5315 laptop screen aRestore Pointpage appear, you can select it and then click the most recent system checkpoint it, click arestore pointlist. After you click the Next button,System Restoremessage may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restorewill create. Click OK.
For the last step click next button on the ConfirmRestore PointSelection page. Now the ‘System Restore’ will restore the previous Windows XP configuration on your Acer 5315 OS system. Just finish it by restarts yourAcer laptop.
Now log on again to your Acer 5315 PC Notebook as Administrator and watch theSystem RestoreRestoration Complete page appears. Click OK.
You need to install Windows, or Linux from a generic install disk , and then install the drivers for your system. After installing system you will need to reinstall drivers from one of the websites below:
Try starting in safe mode (press f8 on start up) once in safe mode use system restore to restore your operating system to a earlier point.
Start - programs - accessories - system tools - system restore.
Start - all programs - maintenance - backup and restore center