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I have an acer travelmate 2480-2943. What is the restore method on this computer to put it back at factory settings by reformating the hard drive?

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  • greenvill565 Dec 06, 2008

    The laptop is windows XP and everything I can find says use Alt and F10 but it doesn't work. I also looked in the computer to see if it has a program that lets you burn then recovery disks, but I do not see anything in there.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    I just want to sell this laptop but i dont know how to reset it to factory settings

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The process varies with the manufacturer and OS. Some provide a restore disc as opposed to just the OS disc. If it's Vista you can get the Start-Up Repair by pressing F8 when booting, then choose Factory Image Restore option. This will set your computer back to day 1 - You will loose all personal data and software installed since it was new.

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  • Curtis Richner Dec 06, 2008

    The problem with creating your own recovery discs even if you were able to - this should be done immediately when new as any file corruption, virus, etc.could be copied to your restore set. If you do not have an OS restore disc, request on from the manufacturer. You could also use a borrowed XP disc if you have the product key for your system - be sure to use the proper version ie: Home, Pro, Media Center.

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Hard reset


You may need to restore your Acer computer to its factory defaults if a virus damages operating files or if the system begins acting erratically for unknown reasons.
Restoring an Acer to factory defaults returns the computer to its original state when first purchased.

Click on the Start menu.
Then, select all programs, Acer Empowering Technology and Acer eRecovery Management.
If this is the first time you have opened the program it will prompt you to set up a password and create a backup CD.
Click the Restore button and select the option that reads "Restore system to factory defaults".

Wait for the computer to finish the restore process and reboot.
Restoring for the Boot Screen

If your computer will not boot up properly, you can attempt to reach the restore option by pressing the Alt button and the F10 button at the same time.


When the eRecovery menu appears, choose "restore system to factory defaults".

Wait for the recovery process to complete and the computer to restart.

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Acer travelmate 5730 factory settings restore


Acer Travelmate laptop by pressing ALT+F10 during the bootup to get to the eRecovery and restored the computer to factory default.

Jul 15, 2012 | Acer TravelMate 5730-6204 Notebook

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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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Factory reset


I think with acer u can use their erecovery management within windows /start/programs/Acer Recovery management/

or you can use the Alt+F10 or F11 at the start up some models vary and that hopefully should prompt u to reset the pc to factory settings, remember to back up you data, you might struggle with some drivers, and make sure you reinstall the security software that you prefer as soon as you are able to connect online. good luck hope this helps

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I have an Acer TRAVELMATE 4222 and tried to restore the problem by installing the Microsoft 2003 disc but it tells me that windows 32 is missing. Can I resolve this problem? How does one reformate this...


Hi

i believe it could be in your programs
start
program
acer empowering technologies
acer erecovery management
recovery

then follow onscreen instructions

but please if you have the option save any important items like files or photo,s to
a spare drive or disk before you do this as you will loose all you put on and it will format your drive
and hopefully restore back to factory settings

if you cannot start the laptop correctly
then try to press the power key along with the alt+f10 key i believe this will start the recovery

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I need to know how to reset my acer aspire 6930 to factory settings!!!!!


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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I cant restore my acer laptop back to factory settings it keeps giving me process 14/29 erecovery all the time !my computer has restored !but the program erecovery stays in task bar and on screen !i do...


Take the battery off the computer and plug it in using the ac adapter. press and hold the 0 key while holding down the power button. Should take you to the recovery screen, follow the props there.

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Restore to factory settings


all HP made computers (acer is owned by HP) dont come with backup disks anymore, they require you to make them when you first get the computer, so if you made your restore disksyou should be able to pop them in and boot off of them and it should restore to factory settings, if you didnt make the disks the closest thing you could do is reinstall windows completely.

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