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Acer Aspire 5920 Would not accept password so had to restore to factory defaults (Acer helpline advice) after which the audio on CDs, DVDs and digital camera video clips does not work.

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Try this link.under drivers and utilities its the first one

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How to factory reset without recovery disk


When you need to recover part or all of the files on your Acer Veriton M460 desktop computer, Acer makes it easy to do by offering a built-in recovery program called eRecovery Management.
This option uses clean operating system files, usually stored on a separate partition of your hard drive, to correct errors or return the system to its original factory settings.
You can also use this program to write separate hard copies of the eRecovery program onto CDs or DVDs in case of hard drive failure.
Create Backup Disks

If your M460 did not come with separate recovery disks, and many machines don't in recent years, you can create your own through "Acer's eRecovery Management" program located under the "Start" menu.
Click on "Backup," select "Create Factory Default Disk" and follow the on-screen directions.
The program will inform you of the number of CDs or DVDs you need and help you through their creation.
Recovery with Disks
To use your created disks for recovery, place the first disk in the optical drive and reboot the system. As it boots, hold the "ALT" key and tap "F10" repeatedly until the computer boots and you see a screen titled "Starting Acer eRecovery."
You will see three options for recovery: to factory default, from user backup or from CD/DVD. Choose the option you desire and follow the on-screen directions to initiate the recovery sequence.
Recovery from the Hard Drive

Since Acer places the eRecovery Management program directly onto the computer, you can run the recovery option while in your desktop.
Open the "Acer eRecovery Management" program under the "Start" menu and click "Restore." You can choose to restore the computer to factory defaults and lose all the personal data stored on the hard drive or only restore the operating system and leave your data intact.
Select "Yes" on the confirmation screen and then "OK" to start the program.
Recovery Vs. Restore
When performing computer problem solving, the term "recovery" is often used interchangeably with the word "restore."
In some cases, "recovery" can mean to simply correct problems, such as replacing corrupted operating system files with good ones.
The term can also refer to "recovering" the system to its fresh-from-the-factory state, which is what "restore" means as well.
Restore Drivers or Applications

Acer's eRecovery Management program also offers the option to reinstall drivers or applications, which could become corrupted or damaged over time.
This option allows you to replace the current drivers for your Windows operating system with the ones originally installed on your system.
Under the "Restore" tab of the "Acer eRecovery Management" program, click "Reinstall Drivers or Applications" to see the content list and select the files you'd like to recover.
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http://support.acer.com/product/default.aspx?modelId=477

Aug 26, 2013 | Acer Veriton Z290G Desktop Computer

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I want to restore my PC to factory settings. How?


Hi avidriving,
Please follow the Instructions:
Step 1: Click "Start" menu. Step 2: Click "Programs." Step 3: Click "Acer Recovery Management." Step 4: Click the "Restore" button on the bottom of the dialog box that opens.
Step 5: Click "Restore System to Factory Default."
Step 6: Click "Yes" in the warning dialog box which asks if you wish to continue the recovery process.
Step 7: Click "Start" to restore the computer to the default factory settings

Tips & Warnings: If you are unable to access the Start menu, use the recovery CDs that came with the computer or visit Acer's website (see Resources below). Always make a back-up CD before restoring a computer to factory defaults. Resources Acer Website.

Hope it helps.
Thank you for using fixya

Oct 14, 2011 | Acer Aspire G600p PC Desktop

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I have an Acer Aspire 5520-5334 how do i reset to factory settings? It is running window vista.


Acer PC or laptop
Step 1:
Click "Start" menu.
Step 2:
Click "Programs."
Step 3:
Click "Acer Recovery Management."
Step 4:
Click the "Restore" button on the bottom of the dialog box that opens.
Step 5:
Click "Restore System to Factory Default."
Step 6:
Click "Yes" in the warning dialog box which asks if you wish to continue the recovery process.
Step 7:
Click "Start" to restore the computer to the default factory settings.
Tips & Warnings
If you are unable to access the Start menu, use the recovery CDs that came with the computer or visit Acer's website (see Resources below).
Always make a back-up CD before restoring a computer to factory defaults.
Resources

Feb 06, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Where is the reset switch on an Acer Desk top computer?


your power button is on the right of the tower under the usb and sound ports. now for a reset button there is no such thin. that button will turn on and off your computer,. if u are looking to restore computer o factory default u should have got some system restore cds or when you boot it up you should see a f12 or f2 or f10 that will take you into system restore mode and you can restore system back to originally factory defaults.

Jan 07, 2011 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

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Acer Aspire 5920 problem


Your best play is to restore the machine to the factory settings. To do this, power up the machine and immediately press ALT+F10. From there you will enter Acer eRecovery Management which will give you the option of returning the machine to the factory settings.

WARNING:
This will erase everything you had stored on the machine!! ie data files, pictures etc...

Apr 12, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Acer Aspire 5920 fitted with Blue ray drive : It plays NO blue rays or other DVDs. Regional codes are set properly. It though burns CDs What can I do ? Andreas


What operating system are you using? It sounds like you need to install the drivers for it.Because the machine will know its a cdrom first but it needs drivers to read DVD and the codex to read and write

Nov 20, 2008 | Acer PC Desktops

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Won't Power On!


My brother had the same problem with his machine. On doing some research online I came across this site:

http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/forms/portal20.cfm?website=AcerPanAm.com&siteid=7117&areaid=2&formid=3390#results

It gave the following 2 solutions to the problem. The first one workedfor a while but then we had to try the second and this seems to havesolved the problem.

Solution 1
ssue
No Power or Will not boot
Solution
If the unit will not turn on and has no power:
  1. Verify that the power cord is plugged both into the unit and an electrical socket.
  2. If it is plugged into a power strip or surge protector verify that the power strip or surge protector is turned on.
  3. Try another power outlet.
  4. Unplugthe power cable from the unit, hold the power button on the unit downfor 30 seconds. Release the power button and plug the power cord backinto the unit. Try to turn it back on.
If the unit has power but does not boot into Windows:
  1. Turn the unit off and unplug the power cord from the unit.
  2. Hold the power button on the unit down for 30 seconds.
  3. Release the power button and plug the power cord back into the unit.
  4. Turn the unit on.

Solution 2
Issue
Recovery media and Restoring a system to factory load
Solution
Acersystems ship with eRecovery Managr, which facilitates the creation ofRecovery media (CDs or DVDs) so the system may be restored to theoriginal load in the event of unrecoverable issues.
How to Make Recovery Media
  1. Click on Start, then All Programs, then Acer Empowering Technology.
  2. Click on Acer eRecovery Management.
  3. If prompted to create a password, create a password and hint.
    Do not lose this password.
    If asked for a password, enter the previously set password.
  4. When the Acer eRecovery Management loads, click the button labeled Burn Disc.
  5. Click Create Factory default disc.
  6. Follow the instructions and put in the required Blank DVD or Blank CD media to make a set of Recovery Media Discs.
How to Recover your system from within Windows
  1. Click on Start, then All Programs, then Acer Empowering Technology.
  2. Click on Acer eRecovery Management.
  3. If prompted to create a password, create the password and hint
    Do not lose this password.
    If asked for a password, enter the previously set password.
  4. When the Acer eRecovery Management loads click the button labeled Restore.
  5. Click on Restore system to factory default.
  6. The unit will restart and start the restore.
    It should state "Please wait a moment..." with the Acer logo in the upper left hand corner.
  7. At the eRecovery Management menu it will ask you how to restore.
    Click on the restore option you would like to use.
How to recovery your system from bootup
  1. Locate the Alt key, to the left of the space bar, and F10, on the top row of keys.
  2. Power the system on.
  3. When the system is powered on, tap the Alt and F10 keys together at the same time when the Acer splash screen appears.
    It should state "Please wait a moment..." with the Acer logo in the upper left hand corner.
  4. At the eRecovery Management menu it will ask you how to restore.
  5. Click on the restore option you would like to use.

We used the recovery from bootup version.

I hope this helps you.

Oct 20, 2008 | Acer Aspire L100 PC Desktop

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