I've added so much junk to my Acer Aspire 5100-5840 that it takes 1/2 hour to completely warm up. I would like to reformat and reinstall just a few of the original programs but no disk came with this computer. Can you tell me how to reformat please? Thank you, Ron
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Re: Need to reformat
The software is on the computer on drive D. Instruction on how to do this are at the Acer website.
Now then ... don't do this ... you can always do this later.
Start removing the stuff you don't want through the ADD/REMOVE programs tool. Get rid of what you don't use then get this program "CClean" at http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner and run it ... use the two tools on the left hand side. Run each two times ... reboot and run it again ...
That should make a significant difference in the operation of your computer ...
If after you have done this ... you still want to go back to zero ... post again and state that you have already tried CClean and you still want to start all over.
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Press (right) ALT Gr+F10 before windows loading and the Acer logo is showing to enter the Acer Aspire's reformatting utility. Follow the on-screen prompts. Your laptop's hard drive will reformat and the original applications will be reinstalled. Your computer will restart after the reformatting process is complete. Enter your name and other personal information when prompted during the Windows operating system setup process.
1. Click "Start," "Turn Off Computer" and then "Restart", if it is on.
If your computer is off, turn it on by pressing the power button above
2. Press the "F2" function key on your computer's keyboard to enter the BIOS utility.
3. Use the laptop's right arrow key to scroll to "Main." Confirm that
the "D2D Recovery" is "Enabled." If the D2D option is "Disabled," scroll
down to the option using the down arrow key. Press "Enter" to change the option to "Enabled."
4. Use the laptop's right arrow key to scroll to "Exit." The "Exit
Saving Changes" option will be highlighted. Press "Enter" to save the
settings and exit the BIOS utility. Your Acer Aspire will restart.
Reformatting the Acer Aspire
1. Press the "ALT" and "F10" keys together while your computer is
restarting and the Acer logo is showing to enter the Acer Aspire's
2. Follow the on-screen prompts. Your laptop's hard drive will reformat
and the original applications will be reinstalled. Your computer will
restart after the reformatting process is complete.
3. Enter your name and other personal information when prompted during the Windows operating system setup process.
In order to do this, you need to reformat your laptop. That means that you need the installer for your Operating System as well as your drivers. Secure this two installers and get back here if you need further information.
Hi, you have not said what operating system you are using, so its difficult to help with reformating. But have you tried system repair, by putting your operating CD into drive?. Repacing your ram could not be easier, just unscrew the panel underneath and replace with new chip.
1) Power on laptop
2) Continuously press the F8 key until a start up menu is presented
3) Choose safe mode
4) Once safe mode has loaded up click on Start>Programs>Accessories>System tools>System Restore
5 Once this has loaded up please choose the option entitled 'restore my computer to a earlier time'.
6)From this calander choose a highlighted black dat to take the computer back to and click next
7) This will restore the PC to a earlier time and hopefully cure the loop your laptop is currently stuck in
If the above fails then unfortunatley you will need to reformat the machine
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Hi there. Explaining how to remove the screen will take a couple of hours to type but here is a you tube video on how to disassemble an Acer One Book, its about adding memory but is an excellent guide on One book disassembly, just watch the video and do yours at the same time, once you have keyboard and the I/O plate removed you will see the cord that connects the screen to the motherboard, from then on you will find its quite simple.