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Forced to Shutdown on boot-up. Messed by wrong usage of Combofix

Brand new Acer Aspire 4930G. Got messed up because I 'combofix' without reading the instructions carefully.
Now I need to invoke the eRecovery Partition to restore the laptop to factory settings. How do I do that as all I have now on bootup is a screen that gives me only one choise i.e. to 'shutdown'

I guess the root is to press ,f2. on boot-up. where do I go from there? or is there a nother way to access the eRecovery partition to automatically get the laptop re-instated to factory settings.

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Drivers for Acer products may be found on the Acer support page ( ). Search for the product and download the drivers. Alternatively, the factory installed drivers and applications can be re-installed by using Acer eRecovery.
Follow these steps:

  1. Press ALT and F10 to start Acer eRecovery.
    Please note: It will be prompt to enter or create a password. This password will be required to use eRecovery in the future. Forgetting this password will require the use of the recovery discs to reformat the system.
  2. In the next window, select Restore or Recovery. This will vary from system to system.
  3. Choose Reinstall Applications/Drivers
  4. Choose Install
  5. Click on Windows on the left side of the page.
  6. Choose driver or applications.
  7. Choose the item to install
  8. On the right, click the install link and follow the prompts.
  9. The system may restart when installation is complete. If it does not restart, manually shutdown and restart the computer.
If a set of recovery discs was created, or received when the system was purchased, the factory installed drivers and applications may be reinstalled from that media as well. Start the computer and insert the System CD (or the first disc) and browse the disc and choose which item to install.

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