Question about Computers & Internet

4 Answers

How to restore my acer aspire 3680

How can i restore my acer without a restore cd. all other computers come with a cd or software but not acer. is there a way to do a hard restore.

Posted by on


4 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

At start up hold alt and press f10 you will get a menu that pops up and you can restore to factory defualts

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

  • shelly mcquaid Jun 16, 2011

    This worked thanks!!!!!!


  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,653 Answers

I found this post when looking for the same info. Here's what I did to make my Acer 3680 restore without the cds.

First, I opened the Acer eRecovery Managment Program. It was under on of the Acer choices in the programs menu.

I had to do an initial setup which was just setup a password.

Next, I just shut the computer off, and pressed FN + F10 , CTRL + F10 and Alt+F10

I'm not sure which one did it for sure but one of them worked and booted me into the recovery menu.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Feb 19, 2009


What key to hit for factory restore

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 119 Answers

Have you tried to call acer for tech support and ask for a cd? normally your OS is an OEM meaning it is produced by acer for acer customers only. they should be able to provide you a cd like dell does to its customer who lost their cd.
also asked the tech whether you computer has a factory image which you can possibly use to restore your computer to its original factory settings like as if it was just first received.
if you know the exact version of windows installed inside your computer and you still have the windows xp sticker in tack on your computer try borrowing a cd and install a fresh copy. if prompted to type in a product key just simply the one that is on the sticker on your system

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

  • francisco de mesa
    francisco de mesa Jun 22, 2008

    try to get a copy or borrow any windows xp cd and i will give you a generic win xp product key if you lost your product key. only you wont be able to do updates

  • francisco de mesa
    francisco de mesa Jul 11, 2008

    you should try to call acer and demand for your cd because you paid for it and you should have it. try to check out with acer whether your system has a factory image which you can use to restore your computer to its factory image just when you first receive your notebook.


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I need a recovery software for acer 3680

You might be able to get some software for your computer from Acer's website. They keep a database of all the software originally released with a computer and relevent updates. Try searching for your model, Aspire 3680, here:

Dec 05, 2012 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

1 Answer

Cant get the computer to do anything without the bios password

To reset the BIOS password read the information from this link.

In case of your Acer Aspire laptop the easiest method would be using software from Hiren's Boot CD as it's pretty hard to open it up and reach for the CMOS battery or the jumper.

Oct 12, 2010 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

1 Answer

Unable to recover system

see if your system restore is in my computer c:\ drive
should be there it will probably say acer on the folder

restart while in restart press F7 then when options appear select boot with cd or cd/dvd
then enter this will start the system with the cd
if it does'nt start the win setup then restart might need to try a couple times
if setup still does'nt start then make sure the cd is the right recovery disk

Jan 27, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

1 Answer

I'm trying to restore the computer to factory standards

Open the Acer eRecovery Management Software, and make sure you burn all the disks you need to restore the system. 
Then, using those discs, you should be able to reinstall the system.

Dec 11, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

3 Answers

Acer 3680 factory reset

here is the link to the manual for your laptop. please go there and take note of pages 70-73 that show how to restore your system with and without the disks.

Sep 29, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

1 Answer

Acer aspire 3680 series i want to do a system restore from the back up cd but it doesn't do it automatically and i can't seem to find the appropriate program on the disk? any ideas?

Rreboot your computer with the system Restore CD in it. it will ask you if you want to boot to CD. do so and you will begin the restore process.

The problem is that the disk is bootable, but has no autostart for use in Windows. it was meant to be used without windows, as they asume if you are using it windows is most likely broken.

Jul 14, 2008 | Acer Computers & Internet

1 Answer

How to restore my acer aspire 3680

You might try this. If it doesn't work, you may have to purchase a recovery CD. It is supposed to come with one.

This is from the Acer website:

Re-install bundled software without CD
Acer e-recovery Management stores pre-loaded software internally for easy
driver and application re-installation.
1 Boot to Windows XP.
2 Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer e-recovery Management utility.
3 Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
4 In the Acer e-recovery Management window, select Recovery actions and
click Next.
5 In the Recovery settings window, select Reinstall applications/drivers and
click Next.
6 Select the desired driver/application and follow the instructions on screen
to re-install.
At first launch, Acer e-recovery Management prepares all the needed software
and may take few seconds to bring up the software content window.

Below is a link for Acer. You can see if it helps.

Jun 20, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

3 Answers

Acer aspire 3680 could not load dvd driver

Let me tried to install Roxio or another burner, and then it did not work, so you uninstalled it, but now your dvd drive has disappeared. You have tried to update the drivers, but you get a message showing that you have the latest driver, but alas, no dvd drive.

Use the restore point created just prior to installing the burner software and you will be fine. I have fixed 5 Acer 3680 laptops in the last two weeks with this problem. If you want to use Roxio or another burner software, go to the Acer webpage and link from them. Peace and good luck.

Nov 20, 2007 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

7,475 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14162 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides