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Can not restore my acer aspire laptop back to factory settings tried the alt+f10

Lost half my hard drive battery only lasts an hour now got a new battery but it still only lasts an hour is it the cmos?

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My laptop acer aspire 3660 is failing to reboot so much so that i fail toget start menu on screen


you could try pressing powere on key and F8 key on startup and hopefully it will take you into the repair options and try to use the last good known configuration

or the repair my computer
if this does not help or fix the laptop and you dont mind loosing all the data thay you have
personaly put onto it then you could try to press the power up key then straightaway press the
ALT+f10 KEYS both at the same time and this should take you into the factory restore options
then follow the onscreen instructions and it should take you back when the laptop was ist purchased and switched on

if this does not work then the hard drive may be corrupt or damaged
which normally means that it has to go back to acer for repair
or maybe a new hard drive cheap enough from ebay
and try to get hold of some factory restore disks from acer if you do not possess them
then fit the new hard drive normally located at the base of the laptop unless its a acer aspire one
and use the factory restore disks to reload the operating system

good luck

Jul 31, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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I presses f10 and the alt button to restore an acer aspire computer to its factory settings but it has been running on the last step for a day. How long does this last?

Normally it should last less than an hour. Most likely in your case the hard disk itself is faulty and you will have to replace it. Put a new one in and contact Acer to ask them to send you a recovery cd , without it you will have to do the entire Windows reinstalling manually.

Feb 21, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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I want to take my acer aspire back to the factory setting but dont have a cd how do i do it

Acer are cheap and they don't provide you with a factory restore disk. You need to make this factory disk yourself. I know how to do this, but it is to much for me to type and here is a really really good reference site for you to visit to get instruction to make your own factory restore disk. After making that restore disc,  pop the disk into your laptop and turn of your laptop and restart and the factory restore program should start, if it should not start then go into your bios menu and have it boot from your Dvd-Rom and save, after full restoration, make sure you turn your boot priority back to where your Os is being installed, exm hard drive.

Jan 14, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

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How to reset myacer to manufact setting

  1. Consider what data you still need from your Acer Aspire One's hard drive. Save the files to an external USB device.

  2. Restart the Acer Aspire One's operating system. Wait for the Acer logo to appear on the LCD screen.

  3. Press the "Alt" and "F10" keys at the same time to bring up the recovery menu. Press "Enter."

  4. Click "Next." Follow the prompts that appear on the screen to restore the operating system back to factory settings.

  5. Use the drop-down boxes to select the time zone and language information for your Acer Aspire One. Restart the netbook when you are prompted to finish restoring the computer.

  6. Connect the external USB device to your Acer Aspire One and transfer the data you saved earlier back to the netbook.

Nov 12, 2010 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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How can i make factory setting for Aspire 5610 without recovery disc and/or with recovery disc


You do not have to make factory setting, infact you can restore the computer back to factory default,to do so, follow the below steps: Turn OFF the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10" key, i.e Alt+F10 (try both), it will open the recovery console, select full factory restore and follow onscreen instruction. NOTE: This will erase all the datas on the computer.

Thanks and regards,

Aug 18, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5610 Notebook

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Restore to factory default

Unlike other laptops, Acer notebook/laptops integrate a computer management utility called 'Acer eRecovery Management' to create backup of hard drive data, create restore point, reinstall applications & drivers, and reset Acer Aspire 4315 to factory setting.

Step 1: Before starting your Acer Aspire 4315 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.

Step 3: When 'Acer eRecovery Management' window appears, select 'Restore System from factory default' and click 'Next' to continue.

Step 4: Again click 'Next' to reset your Acer laptop. This process will erase all data from your hard disk and reset your Acer one to original factory settings.

Step 5: Click 'OK' in the notification window to begin the the resetting operation. Now wait while your Acer Aspire 4315 is reset to factory settings.

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

If you face any issue with your Acer Aspire 4315 Notebook/Laptops/Desktop, feel free to get expert technical assistance at

Jul 26, 2010 | Acer Aspire 4315 Notebook

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Restore back to factory settings

If the laptop didn't come with restore CD's then chances are that there is a hidden recovery partition on the hard drive that you need to access to recover it back to factory state.
Restart the PC and press ALT+F10 to get into the recovery mode and restore the laptop, you can also try empowering technology, eRecovery software to restore the machine.

Good luck

Jul 09, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Restore back to factory settings

If the computer will boot into windows you can choose this option from the Acer E-Recovery management software.  If it will not then use alt+f10 during the boot.  

Dec 11, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

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Restore settings

hi the above is not true ..i have restored many acer laptops ..its very easy to do ...start the computer up you will get the acer logo first then a black screen with a cursor in the top left corner (this only stays on for a few seconds .) when this screen (black screen with cursor) comes up immediatly press alt and f10 this will then bring up a screen that says windows system restore ..just follow the on screen instuctions the first one will be 4 options as to what you like to do need to do complete factory restore (think its the first option) and thats it just follow what it does and asks you to do aware that you will loose everything you put on the laptop ..that wasnt already there when you purchased it ..every computer has a original copy of the factory settings and windows hidden on the hard drive ..your computer will be restored to the brand new condition it was in when you bought it ..dont worry if it seems to take a while and doesnt look like its doin is and can take anything from half an hour to an hour for it to do it all...the computer companys and fixers dont like you to know this but trust me ive done loads of acers this way ..and sonys and gateways ..the trick is is to no what buttons to press on start up to access the windows restore facility acer is alt and f10 ...hope that helps.

Sep 03, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Restoring acer aspire to its factory settings

From Acer customer support:

1 Ensure all Data is backed up, all data will be deleted.
2 Restart machine
3 When your unit switches back on hold down alt & tap f10 repeatedly...(on Acer icon)
4 Please wait a moment until prompted, -How would you like to restore?-
5 Please select –Restore system to factory default-
6 Enter your defined password or enter six zeros ‘000000’
7 Click ok
8 Please wait until process completed, this will take 45min – 1hour

Oct 03, 2007 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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