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I dont know my password for e recovery and have no backup restore disks, i want to reset to factory settings but it keeps asking for password

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  • teden Aug 25, 2010

    NOT SURE HOW YOU ENTER IN RECOVERY DO YOU MEAN LOCATE THIS IN THE C DRIVE

  • teden Aug 25, 2010

    didnt understand where i was supposed to be looking, do i need to go into the c drive to find the partition

  • teden Aug 25, 2010

    hi im running vista home premium on an acer aspire t180. i want to format/reset to factory settings which i can do using the erecovery program, the problem is it asks for a password ive tried everyone i usually use but they dont work, i dont have any restore disks so im stuc

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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
reinsert cables
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 enter
press Esc to exit
your pc will restore back to factory settings

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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.
Awaiting.

Thanks

Posted on Aug 25, 2010

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    Lebanon Raingam Aug 25, 2010

    I think you've already tried with the default password 000000 (six zeros).

  • teden Aug 25, 2010

    yes it didnt work

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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.

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Instructions
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Your Computer is shipped with the Recovery partition, a hidden partition in the Computer. You can use the Recovery partition to reinstall the preinstalled Operating System, Applications and the Drivers. Please note that performing a System Recovery will delete all the data from the Computer and restores the Computer back to the factory settings. However, you can backup the important data using the Rescue Data feature available in the Recovery Center (Recovery partition). Let me provide the complete details to backup the data and to perform the System Recovery.

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to restore OS (factory), there are 2 ways.
1. If you already create recovery disk, you can boot from disk and follow step by step.
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otherway:
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