The Acer Aspire One is a netbook, not a laptop.
A netbook is a smaller, scaled-down version of a laptop. It
does not have the memory capacity or graphics of a regular laptop.
It also lacks a CD drive, which means you cannot restore the
Acer Aspire One with restore discs. Instead, the netbook has a built-in factory
You can reset the Acer Aspire One to factory settings just
using your keyboard.
Only restore your netbook to factory settings if you cannot
fix the problem any other way.
Save any files or folders on your Acer Aspire One with flash
Drag and drop files onto the icon of your flash drive.
Go to Start > Restart to reboot
Hold down Alt and F10 when you see the
Acer logo on the screen.
The recovery menu will load.
Hit Enter and then Next to see your
Choose Factory Restore to set your netbook back
to factory settings.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Choose your time zone and language when the customization
Reboot the netbook when you are prompted.
Restore your saved files from the flash drive.
When a vital file becomes corrupted, it might be necessary
to restore a computer to its original factory settings.
This process also cleans up the hard drive and removes old
programs that can make a computer slow and unresponsive.
But, because restoration wipes away all files you have
installed or created, it should be a last-ditch effort in trying to repair a
If you have reached this point with your Acer laptop or
desktop, the manufacturer provides a utility to restore the factory settings.
Open the Windows Start menu by clicking on the icon in the lower left corner of
Click All Programs, then the Acer
Select Acer eRecovery Management to open the utility.
If a Windows prompt asks for permission to run the program,
Click the Restore button in the pane on the left side of
the program window.
Click Completely Restore System to Factory Defaults.
Select the Yes option in the dialog box that asks you to
confirm the action, and click Start.
Click OK in the second confirmation dialog box
to restart the computer.
Click Next in the warning window that appears
after the computer reboots.
This confirms that you realize restoring the computer
deletes any data stored on your hard drive.
Click Next again in the Restore Destination
window, and click OK in the popup that gives you one last warning
about deleting your data.
The restoration process will begin.
Click OK when the utility lets you know that the
restoration is complete.
The computer will restart, and Windows will finish the