Question about Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook
I bought a acer apsire 5100 about a year ago and its acting weird, I want to restore it back to it's original settings but I some how can't. Every time I go to restore it, it asks me for the password but for the hell of me I don't know it. I was just wondering if there was a way around this, without having to send it to acer and spend 100$'s.
From Acer customer support:
1 Ensure all Data is backed up, all data will be deleted.
2 Restart machine
3 When your unit switches back on hold down alt & tap f10 repeatedly...(on Acer icon)
4 Please wait a moment until prompted, -How would you like to restore?-
5 Please select –Restore system to factory default-
6 Enter your defined password or enter six zeros ‘000000’
7 Click ok
8 Please wait until process completed, this will take 45min – 1hour
Posted on Nov 22, 2007
Perform a system recovery:
Does not come with recovery cd's - there is a program that allows you to burn the disks or
1. If in Windows - Start - Programs - Acer empowering technology - Acer E-recovery management -
click on Restore at bottom then "Restore to factory default settings"
2. Or click on Burn disks instead of restore
3. if unable to ge into Windows then Alt/F10 during boot right after Acer splash screen on startup
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Posted on Feb 02, 2008
I need to restore my note book to its factory settings but when i press alt and f10 it takes me to edit boot options
Posted on Jun 06, 2009
Need more information. restore what? the CMOS? reinstalling windows? you might try going into help and support, restore pc to an earlier state using SYSTEM RESTORE POINT. select the oldest one there.
Posted on Oct 03, 2007
other laptops, Acer Aspire 5100 integrate a computer management utility
called 'Acer eRecovery Management' to create backup of hard drive data,
create restore point, reinstall applications & drivers, and reset
Acer laptop to factory setting.
Step 1: Before starting your Acer Aspire 5100, ensure that there is no external storage device attached to it. Now start your laptop.
Step 2: Press 'Alt + F10' when the laptop starts booting, and wait for a moment while Windows loads the reset files.
Step 3: When 'Acer eRecovery Management' window appears, select 'Restore System from factory default' and click 'Next' to continue.
Step 4: Again click 'Next' to reset your Acer laptop. This process will erase all data from your hard disk and reset your Acer laptop to original factory settings.
Step 5: Click 'OK' in the notification window to begin the the resetting operation. Now wait while your Acer Aspire 5100 is reset to factory settings.
Tips: You can also create a backup copy of your laptop data before factory reset. Simply click 'Backup' in 'Acer eRecovery Management' window.
If you have any other issue with your Acer laptop/desktop/Notebook, feel free to get technical assistance at http://www.vtechsquad.com/acer-support/
Posted on Feb 13, 2013
Wow, I've been looking for this simple answer all day long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Everyone is saying Alt f10???????? So simple, I feel stupid! lol
Posted on Jan 13, 2010
Hi,i changed my acer aspire 6930g window vista to window7,and i would like to go back to window vista like when i bought it first day,can you help me,since i changed i am having few problems,please tell me step by step what to do.thanks nader
Posted on Aug 04, 2011
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