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Full destructive recovery on Acer Travelmate 243XC

I would like to wipe everything off the hard drive & restore it to new factory condition. How do I do it? I have done similar on an Advent notebook, but using F8 on the Acer does not seem to give the same options.

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You need to reinstall the XP operating system. You'll need a system disk that came with the computer (best solution).

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HOw do i reset my computer to where its practiclly new?


Restoring an HP computer to factory settings requires that you do a system recovery.
There are two types of recovery for HP computers: destructive and non-destructive.

Destructive recovery will reformat your hard drive, destroying all data and reinstalling the operating system and additional software according to the factory configuration.

Non-destructive, or "system," recovery will repair your Windows installation, replacing any damaged or missing system files and restoring the registry to the factory setting.

Non-destructive recovery is the best option if you are unable to back up your user data before running system recovery.Restoring with CDs


Back up all crucial user files if you are able to do so.
If your computer will not burn CDs, use flash drives of 4GB or higher to store your data.

Alternatively, you can use your network to transfer files.
You can then back up your data to CDs at your leisure.

Detach peripheral devices such as removable media drives, USB drives and your printer before recovering.

Also remove any additional hard drives by disconnecting the cable from the back of the computer.
Leave your monitor, mouse and keyboard attached to the computer.

Shut down your computer.
Place the first recovery CD in the CD drive.

If your recovery files are written on a partition, you may be able to select system recovery from the splash screen and your computer starts.
Select the recovery option you would like to use.
To perform a destructive recovery, click the "Advanced" menu option.

Select "Destructive Recovery" and click "Next."
To perform a non-destructive, or system, recovery, click "Next" from the opening screen.
Watch the computer while it is recovering to the factory settings.
Watch for any errors, as the computer will wait indefinitely for a response from you, slowing down recovery time.

Also, you may need to insert additional recovery CDs as the recovery program requests them. Restoring With Recovery Manager

Click the Windows "Start" menu, type "Recovery" in the Search field and press "Enter."
Click "Advanced Options," choose "System Recovery" and select "Next."
If you are prompted to use Microsoft's recovery program, select "No."
Choose the option to back up your files, if you haven't done it already.
Once that is complete, choose "Next" to begin reformatting the drive and returning the system to factory settings. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-Systems-and/How-do-I-RESTORE-my-system-to-the-original-factory-settings/td-p/50113

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How do you do a factory restore on an acer travelmate 5742? where do u start?


Hi,
I see, Follow the details below to be able to do a Factory Restore on your Acer.
  • Click on Start
  • Select and Click Programs
  • Look for Acer Recovery Management and click on it
  • There will be a dialog Box on the Bottom click "Restore"
  • Then click on Restore System to Factory Defaults
  • Then Click YES if you are sure to restore the system and that you have already backed up any personal or important documents
  • After clicking YES click on START to begin the process of restoring the system back to Factory Defaults
Note: If the Original Hard drive Settings/Partition have been deleted or changed it is possible the Restoration to Factory Defaults may not work.
I hope that this will help your restore your machine to Factory Defaults.
Have a nice day,
mvincentc



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How do i return my acer aspire 5630 to factory settings


Method of Restoring yourPC to factory reset: Try tapping the F10 key every couple of seconds during a boot. Most OEMmachines have a recovery partition on the hard drive. Don't worry about the partition, it's probably hidden and it doesn't concernyou. In that partition there is an image of your system that was made justbefore it left the factory. Just follow the directions to recovery your system and you should be fine.You 'might' have an option to do a 'non-destructive' or a 'destructive'recovery. If you choose the 'non-destructive' it will 'try' to repair yoursystem and save all your files. If you choose the 'destructive', it willrestore your system to the way it came from the factory. I suggest trying the 'non-destructive' first. You can always try the'destructive' if it doesn't work.



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A slightly different model requires pressing Alt+F10 at the start up and following the prompts. This will wipe the hard drive though, so back up everything important first. You can probably still get the data even if it doesn't boot Windows.

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Just bought an acer aspire 4741G in the UAE and this Notebook had a problem, someone tried to reinstall the factory default using recovery discs that was created earlier but unfortunately the disc2 of 4...


This seems to be an Operating system issue , best way to resolve this is by Re-Installing the Operating system which will wipe everything in the laptop Hard disc, At the Acer splash screen, you can press Alt and F10 to bring up a DOS style version of eRecovery. The unit is able to reload Windows from this mode faster then from CD. If the hard drive is replaced the system loses its eRecovery features. These features are on the hard drive and cannot be reinstalled

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, it will open the recovery console, select full factory restore and follow onscreen instruction.

NOTE: This will erase all the datas on the computer

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After using Darik's boot and nuke (DBAN) your hard drive will be wiped clean with little chance of recovery. This also depends on how many passes you used for the disk wipe. More passes = less chance of recovery.

Restore from backup
You can restore backups previously created (as stated in the Create backup
section) from hard disk, CD or DVD.
1 Boot to Windows XP.
2 Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery Management utility.
3 Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
4 In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select Recovery actions and
click Next.
5 Select the desired restore action and follow the onscreen instructions to
complete the restore process.

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Your hard drive has a hidden partition that contains the original factory OS and program stored for rescue and recovery.
1 Boot to Windows.
2 Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery Management utility.
3 Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
4 In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select Recovery actions and
click Next.
5 In the Recovery settings window, select Reinstall applications/drivers and
click Next.
6 Select the desired driver/application and follow the instructions on screen
to re-install.

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Insert the Recovery CD that came with it, reboot, and follow the prompts.

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Do you have your Acer restore cd or your original Windows cd? Let me know and I will help you through this. Thanks.

Jeff
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