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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.
You can also create a set to Recovery disk from the recovery partition, to do so
Start Menu> All Programs> Acer erecovery management> Click Create Factory Default Disk, if you receive any error code or unable to burn the disk, please contact Acer Technical support at 1 800 816 2237 and order for an Recovery Disk.
Restore and recovery
The restore and recovery features allow you to restore or recover the system
from a factory default image, from a user created image, or from previously
created CD and DVD backups. You can also reinstall applications and drivers for
your Acer system.
1 Press + or select Acer eRecovery Management from the
Empowering Technology toolbar to start Acer eRecovery Management.
2 Switch to the restore and recovery page by selecting the Restore button.
3 Select the backup point you would like to restore from. You can also
choose to recover the system from a factory default image, recover from a
previously created CD/DVD or reinstall applications and drivers.
4 Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.
You leave a recovery disk in for the whole time while your laptop is recovering as it is reinstalling the operating system, software and drivers needed to restore your laptop back to factory defaults. Never ever take out a recovery disk until it tells you to or when the system has been fully restored.
If a recovery disk is taken out before it has fully recovered your system you can damage your hard disk where it will become unreadable and would require another hard disk to replace it which could be very costly especially if you are out of warranty.
Usually for a clicking sound it is the hard drive that is causing this. Try if you can still access safemode. Press F8 continuously after turning on the computer. If you can access that, backup your files and do a system restore to a previous date when the computer was working fine. If that wont work, reinstall the whole operating system. If still not resolved, replace the hard drive.
When you start your computer press f1 or f12, it will let you know on the screen, you want to press the one with set-up on it. Now find boot sequence and put cd rom as first boot sequence, that way it will boot off the disc and not the HDD (harddrive)
Well this is a problem if you didn't make a factory disk nor backed up the system configurations then only thing that will work is to reinstall the operating system. Here is a trick that Acer will never tell you
press the on button and imedetly press ALT + F10 in this order ALT + F10 - ALT + F10 until it goes into recovery mode all the Acers that has 2 partitions have the recovery mode then click on recover to factory defult this will load the factory operating system + driversand applications