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Windows XP does not start up after booting of Acer program

For the fifth or sixth time I have the problem that I need to completely reload the Windows program. In the past I had to hit one of the F keys during startup and than could re-load the included repair program. I unfortunately lost the note how to do this. I do not find this in the ACER support anymore.
Anybody out there who can tell me which key combination to hit during startup to re-load the windos program on the Acer Aspire 5102?
Thank you for your help

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It Is THe F10 Key

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