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Restore factory settings to acer aspire L3600?

I am having problems with my new computer (acer aspire L3600). It isn't performing as it did when it was first purchased. It is running vista and has just had broadband installed. About a month later, the hard drive light is continually flashing and the internet is running slowly, though the internet provider says that there is nothing wrong with it. No new programs have been installed recently.
I was wondering how to restore factory settings so the computer is set up how it was when it was purchased.
All files and programs are backed up ready.
Also no installation disks came with the computer.

PLEASE HELP!!

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  • Dannyb23 Nov 11, 2008

    same here, i created aback up though on empowering technology but never burned theimage & now empowering technology does not start

  • uniaircargo Mar 04, 2009

    Just bought L3600 a month ago and now can not connect to wireless. When i click connect, nothing's happening and windows cannot detect the problems.



    What should i do?

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You need to press the Alt and F10 key together when u restart ur system on the initial power on screen

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System recovery boot


The Acer Aspire line of netbooks have two methods to restore the computer to a working state: System Restore, an application included with Windows, or Acer eRecovery Management, a proprietary application that is packaged with Acer PCs.

If errors appear when running Windows, or if the computer begins to behave strangely, first run System Restore to determine whether reverting the PC to a previous state fixes the problem.
If the problem remains unresolved, or worsens, you can use Acer eRecovery Management to format the hard drive and reload the Acer Aspire netbook to its factory state.

Navigate to the "Start" menu. Select the "Control Panel."
Type "restore" into the Search box.
Press "Enter" then select "Restore Your Computer to an Earlier Time" from below the "Action Center."
Click "Open System Restore."
Click "Next" on the "Restore System Files and Settings" screen.


Select a restore point that was created when the computer was functioning properly. Click "Next," then click "Finish."
Click "Yes" to confirm.
Windows will perform a system recovery on the Acer Aspire One.

Acer eRecovery Management

Turn on the Acer netbook. Hold down the "Alt" and "F10" buttons simultaneously on the boot screen to load Acer eRecovery Management from the recovery partition.


Select "Restore Operating System to Factory Defaults" from the options.


Click "Next" to recover the system to its original state.


Acer drivers and Manuals downloads
http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers

Jul 16, 2013 | Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

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I am wanting to change my broadband connection to a wireless connection to use with multiple connections. Does the Aspire L3600 have what is needed for a wireless connection? I can't find any details.


The Acer Aspire L3600 only comes with a wired network option in the original basic configuration. Some models had an added WLAN card filling the mini-card slot. The best way to check if the WLAN card is in your computer is to check the Device Manager. In Windows Vista, Click Start > Control Panel > System and Maintenance > Device Manager (except in the Classic view of the Control Panel). For the Classic View there is a direct link to the Device Manager on the Control Panel. For XP, it's Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Device Manager (in Classic View, just skip the Performance and Maintenance step). If you upgraded to Win7, Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers > Device Manager. Scroll down the list to find any Wireless drivers that are installed.

(If you have one of the machines with Unix, check the specific documents. My Unix experience has always been wired.)

The Aspire L3600 specs are available here: http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/0000/Acer/AspireL3600/AspireL3600sp2.shtml .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Aug 10, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Hi, i have an acer aspire one with windows xp home edition 2002, i need to reset it back to factory settings, but i have now disk to put it on there. how do i restore it to factory settings without a disk


have an acer aspire one with windows xp home edition 2002, i need to reset it back to factory settings, but i have now disk to put it on there. how do i restore it to factory settings without a disk ?

Use system restore and add/remove program to use system restore go to start ---> all programs
---> accessories ---> sytem tools ---> system restore .. restore your computer in earlier time...
to go to add and remove program click start ---> control panel and find add/remove program
remove the program you did not have when its new...

hope it helps god bless

Jun 28, 2011 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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Hi there , how do i completly reset my Acer Aspire E380 desktop computer to factory settings again . i have backed up everything i need and i just want to start again completely and wipe it all. any...


Hi.

With that desktop computer being new it should have a hidden recovery partition on the hard drive that allows you to perform a factory restore which will take it to how it was when you took it out the box.

To access the recovery partition on your Acer computer for recovery, follow the steps listed below.

1. Power on the computer
2. At the white ACER BIOS screen, hold the Alt key and press the F10 key simultaneously to start Acer eRecovery.
3. Once eRecovery has loaded, click Restore to Factory Default Settings
4. Click OK to continue
5. From here, the eRecovery process will update all the data on the C: drive and restore a fully functional factory image which should take approximately 10 minutes.
6. Once eRecovery has run, press OK to reboot the computer.



Hope this helps!!!




Regards.

May 31, 2011 | Acer Aspire E380-UD420A (ASE380-UD420A)...

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I want to restore my acer aspire 5741 to factory settings but when i go to restore it, a message comes up saying hard drive configuration is not set to the factory default. reboot aborted.


Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings. To activate the BIOS utility, press F2 during post.

To start the recovery process:

1. Restart the system.
2. While the Acer logo is showing, press <Alt> + <F10> at the same time to enter the recovery process.
3. Refer to onsreen instructions to perform system recovery.
Follow this steps.
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Jan 08, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Restore a acer aspire 4330 back to factory settings


Follow these instructions carefully:

To start the recovery process:
1. Restart the system.
2. While the Acer logo is showing, press <Alt> + <F10> at the same time to
enter the recovery process.
3. Refer to the onscreen instructions to perform system recovery.

I copied the above from an Acer manual, and it works on my own system, which is not the same model as yours. But you must understand that this will basically restore your computer to the condition in which it was when you bought it, unpacked it from the box, and followed the instructions to set up a new computer.

This will give you your system back as if it were brandy new, but in most cases, anything you created, like DOCs, or XLS files, again … ANYthing you created since buying this computer, will also probably not be there any more.

You will have a pristine, clean as new, computer system.

Be careful, be absolutely sure this is what you want to do, and go ahead and do it.

-a.

Dec 15, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet

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I have no backup or restore systems. I need to restore to factory settings. Please help.


There are only two ways to restore to factory settings.

1. use existing disks or purchase the original Aspire restore disks.

2. buy a new copy of Windows XP and then download any missing drivers from the Acer website.

with Item 1, if you have the original sticker under the computer showing the License Product ID code, then the replacement disks from Acer will be inexpensive. If you need a new licence as well, then the price goes up a lot!

Nov 21, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

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Do i need the cables for the router?


To go Wireless on your desktop Acer Aspire L3600, you should consider buying an USB Wireless Adapter. It could be any brand as long have same frequency with your Netgear (i.e 2.4 Ghz/5.8 Ghz)


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Restore to factory default


Perform a system recovery:
Acer computer's do not ship with recovery CD's - there is a program that allows you to burn the disks or recover.
3 ways to recover:

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 boot into Windows then tap Alt/F10 during boot right after Acer splash screen when starting up the computer.
4. This will start the Acer E-recovery program - choose Factory Default Settings and follow instructions.
For Acer end user technical support, spare parts and service: 1.800.816.2237

Dec 16, 2007 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

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Restoring acer aspire to its factory settings


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

Oct 03, 2007 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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