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Acer 3680 factory reset

I,d like to put laptop back to factory settings but dont know how? vista is pre loaded ( no restore disc ) thx A

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    after factory restore netbook refusees to authenticate windows vista with the product code on the machine lable that was pre programmed at factory and again automatically at restore, please help

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    how do i restore my laptop back to factory settings on windows8 asus laptop

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Here is the link to the manual for your laptop. please go there and take note of pages 70-73 that show how to restore your system with and without the disks.

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    Jeff Strader Sep 29, 2008

    1. At the Acer splash screen, you can press Alt and F10 (at the same time you would press F2 to enter the BIOS) to bring up a DOS style version of eRecovery.

    · The unit is able to reload Windows from this mode faster then from CD.

    · The password by default is 000000 (6 zeros) and it is displayed when you are asked for the password.

    · Users are able to change the password in this mode for eRecovery only.

    · The system can recover from the hidden image on the hard drive (PQService partition) or from CD/DVD media.

    · It is possible to reload from the factory style CDs/DVD or the snapshots that the Windows version of eRecovery creates.

    Helpful Facts:

    · When the hard drive is replaced the system loses its eRecovery features. These features are on the hard drive and cannot be reinstalled.

    · When reinstalling from the made CD/DVD's you will lose the eRecovery program but the DOS version may still work, also if uninstalled you can't reinstall.

    · eRecovery uses Ghost (just like our Recovery CD's use) to create the snapshot images.

    · If the PQService partition is deleted using fdisk or any utility in Windows you may need to reinstall Windows.

    · If the system is reloaded using the DOS version you will retain the eRecovery functionality.

  • Kim Manawaiti Nov 29, 2012

    This sounds helpful....for using it for my Acer Aspire Laptop 4315 laptop. I will try this way first. Thank you very much.

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What can i do too restart my computer i do not remember my password and this computer acer 5620

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U can do it by using the system restore option

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Save any files or folders on your Acer Aspire One with flash drives. Drag and drop files onto the icon of your flash drive. Go to "Start" > "Restart" to reboot your netbook. Hold down "Alt" and "F10" when you see the Acer logo on the screen. The recovery menu will load. Hit "Enter" and then "Next" to see your recovery options. Choose "Factory Restore" to set your netbook back to factory settings. Follow the instructions on the screen. Choose your time zone and language when the customization menu appears. Reboot the netbook when you are prompted. Restore your saved files from the flash drive.

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If original andfairly new: While Booting Up.

Dell XP = Ctrl+F11
Dell Vista = F8
EEEPC = Esc
Compaq = F11
HP Desktop Vista = F11
Emachine = F10
Acer = Alt+F10

Every manufacture has or uses different Function Key combinations to do a Factory Default Recovery. Also if it didn't come withdisks there is normally a program in the menus to create your own set of recovery CDs. This must be done before you ever putanything on the recovery partition d:, if you used d: for anything you need toremove what you put there or the recovery will not function.(As soon as yourcomputer is turning on press the F10 key and it will take you to the systemrecovery screen, click on the advanced option and click Destructive recoveryand click next. WARNING: before doing this backup anything on your computer youwant to keep pictures, videos, music etc. This will delete everything that didnot come pre-loaded from the factory, so if you have pictures of Aunt Fae'sClass reunion you should probably back those up if you want to keep them.)

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Hello,

To restore to factory setting, power up the laptop, when you see the logo, press both Alt and F10 key, it will initiate the recovery program. Follow the instruction on screen to restore to factory setting.

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Step 1: Before starting your Acer laptop, ensure that there is no external storage device attached to it. Now start your laptop.

Step 2: Press 'Alt + F10' when the laptop starts booting, and wait for a moment while Windows loads the reset files.

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Step 5: Click 'OK' in the notification window to begin the the resetting operation. Now wait while your Acer laptop is reset to factory settings.

Tips: You can also create a backup copy of your laptop data before factory reset. Simply click 'Backup' in 'Acer eRecovery Management' window.

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