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I have an Acer 3680 and recently Windows XP will not boot. I have tried the ALT F10 keys, clicked on the button that is supposed to repair the computer to factory default, but after it is done it give me an error message and shuts the computer down. I dont have a recovory disk and need help getting to to restore to factory default!! HELP!!!!

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What is the error message you get?

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If original andfairly new: While Booting Up.

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