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How do I restore Acer4520 to original specs and erase memory?

I purchased a used computer and cannot get it to restore

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If the hard drive has not been formatted,you can do an eRecovery from the recovery partition. Instructions are on this link:

If the hard drive has been changed or reformatted,borrow cd from a Friend and re-install XP, using the license that should be on the bottom of the laptop. Then you can download the drivers from Acer's website.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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My screen is black... I ran a scan on my computer but it just keeps bringing me back to the blank screen...

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To whom it may concern. im looking to reboot my acer 6935 but i dont know what way to do it, i dont have the recovery disc. could you please help. thanking you.. brian o' connell

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This volume is for restoring the computer to the factory settings in same condition as purchased new. It will erase everything currently on the main hard drive.

Step 1: Backup everything that is important to you, on a disk or separate hard drive.
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Step 2: Reboot the system and press ALT-F10 during the POST to start the Acer eRecovery Management and reinstall the operating system.

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Ho can I reset my Vostro 320 Desktop back to its original factory settings?


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If you wish to reset your DELL VOSTRO 320 to it's factory defaults, first you must back up your files as restoring the computer to factory defaults mean it will erase all data saved on the Hard drive. Please make sure that you have a working copy or disk of your applications as these too will be erased. The DELL PC Restore only restores all pre-installed applications. If you have upgraded the pre-installed Operating System to a different version the DELL PC Restore will restore the originally installed Operating System that is if during the process of you formatting or reformatting the Hard drive you did not delete the partition that contains the DELL PC Restore. If you have done so the DELL PC Restore will not activate once you press it's combination keys. With that said here are the steps to restore your computer to factory defaults.

1. Turn the computer off,
2. Unplug all extra peripherals connected to your computer i.e. printers, scanners, AIOs, web cameras, flash drivers, external hard drives, etc.
3. Turn the computer on, and as it boots up press +

From here onwards, it is a step-by-step, self-explanatory procedure to finish the DELL PC Restore

Information provided here will destroy data which will be unrecoverable. The I will not be accountable for any data that will be lost. Please make sure that you back up your files and make sure that the back up you have created is working before proceeding.

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I want to restore factory settings but it needs code that i dont remember using 5300

Soft Reset
Does not erase data (photos, videos, documents) or applications from
a third party. Key Code *#7780# (click this combination of keys on the
keyboard in the mobile)
Hard Reset This option restores the original operating system from the ROM.
Formats the C: partition and deletes all data including the memory
card. Key Code *#7370# (click this combination of keys on the keyboard
in the mobile)
Important: To proceed to reset, the battery must be full and the
mobile device connected to the charger. If during the course of reset,
the mobile stop receiving electricity it can ruin the internal flash
memory of the mobile device and stop function.

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You need to use your system restore disk, or Use the "recovery disk" options is on the partitioned Hard drive.
If you are using the CD recovery Disk,
1. Turn your computer off
2. Turn on and when you see the white bar loading for the dell bios, press F12 or whichever the option is for one-time boot menu.
3. Select the drive that specifies your cd-drive.

Resetting your System OS back to default settings will erased all your previous Settings & Data too!!
Backup all your important data before restoring back to the default factory settings.

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I forgoted my phone restore code. plz nokia 2600c master restore cod.


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1, Soft reset, this option restores the .ini files from the ROM. Does not erase data (photos, videos, documents) or applications from a third party. Key Code *#7780# (type this combinations on the keyboard on the mobile phone.

2, Hard reset, this option restores the original operating system from the ROM. Formats the C: partition and deletes all data including the memory card. Key Code *#7370# (type this combination on the keyboard on the mobile phone.


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My laptop can't start Windows. The auto fix is not working and it says I don't have a prior restore point. I'm thinking I will need a new laptop, but figured I'd try posting this first.

> I think that I will need a new laptop.


All you need to do is to "backup" your files (E-mail, contacts, music, picture) to some external device, e.g., USB memory-stick or CD/DVD-writer.

Then, reinstall Windows, using the original set of "System Restore" CD/DVD disks,
install an anti-virus, run Windows Update several files, and reload your files.

Or, any computer-store will do the above, and charge you $50 to $100.

Definitely *NOT* (yet) the time to purchase a new computer!

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search the internet. there are cd bootdisks you can burn that when you boot from them will let you reset the password.
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