Question about Acer Aspire T180 PC Desktop
If you cannot boot the Acer and don't want to send your computer back
to Acer for an unknown amount of time, you can try to reset the BIOS
password via hardware.
To remove their Acer BIOS passwords by simply opening their notebooks and removing the CMOS batteries for 30 minutes.
To do so, follow these steps:
Turn off laptop
remove cables and battery
press and hold power button for 8 secs
remove screws at the back of laptop
remove hard drive
remove optical drive (CD ROM)
remove the FAN
remove power supply
remove the CMOS Battery (Circle shaped) (press the latch at the corner circles to lift the battery)
wait for 30 mins
reinsert CMOS Battery
reinser power supply
reinsert the FAN
reinsert optical drive
reinsert hard drive
tighten screws at the back
press F2 repeatedly while turning on the pc
on the BIOS Setup, it will prompt you to reset the password. Just type any password you like
press Esc to exit
your pc will restore back to factory settings
Posted on Aug 26, 2010
If you don't mind, please let me know about your problem with more detailed description. There are tools, methods and tricks, but I can't assume myself what exactly you mean with this question. I would also need the operating System installed on the system.
In the meantime you can try/follow this method (click here). The instruction with which I'll be assisting you is more or less similar with this.
Posted on Aug 25, 2010
For that you need to enter in recovery console with recovery parittion.Then locate the below path. %SystemRoot%\System32 folder wehre system root is most of c where the windows installed. Then type setpwd then press enter. Then you can run recovery . Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.
Posted on Aug 25, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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You can start the Recovery from outside windows by holding down the ALT key and tapping F10 repeatedly
on startup. When the recovery loads you will be prompted for a password.
This should have been set by the customer if they have been into the Acer Recovery Management software previously.
If they have forgotten the password or you wish to clear the password you need to boot off the recovery disk that should have been created.
From the Acer toolbar at the top of the desktop click on the disk icon
Setup a password if requested.
After clicking on setup you need to click Create Password to continue.
Create a password and add a password hint (strongly recommended).
You now have the option of restoring from a previous Windows Vista backup or you can start the Acer recovery process.
The recovery is started by clicking Restore at the bottom of the window.
Further types of recovery are now presented.
Choose Restore system to factory default if you wish to run the hard drive based recovery and return your Acer computer back to it's original factory default state.
Note: The factory default recovery will wipe ALL data from the computer so ensure important data has been saved to disk before proceeding.
Enter the password that was previously set.
Confirm you wish to run the recovery process.
After confirming you wish to run the recovery process the computer will restart and restore all the original files
Complete the Out of Box Experience when prompted
After a couple of restarts the computer will run through restoring the preinstalled software that came with your computer and then be ready to use
hope this helps
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Acer are cheap and they don't provide you with a factory restore disk. You need to make this factory disk yourself. I know how to do this, but it is to much for me to type and here is a really really good reference site for you to visit to get instruction to make your own factory restore disk. After making that restore disc, pop the disk into your laptop and turn of your laptop and restart and the factory restore program should start, if it should not start then go into your bios menu and have it boot from your Dvd-Rom and save, after full restoration, make sure you turn your boot priority back to where your Os is being installed, exm hard drive.
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