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Acer 3690 i need to access e backup drive to reinstall original alt f10 wont work because originall installation gone

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  • nikki0519 Jul 05, 2008

    F10 alone doesn't help,it only emits beep sound.What should i do? and how can i reformatt it to factory seeting since i dn't want to use my external harddrive anymore?please help

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I thing you do not need alt you just press f10 and select the drive you want to boot from.

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