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My new acer 5742 laptop does not recognise my password, how do i go back to factory settings and start over?

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You can not access it anymore. have your laptop reformat again.

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Clean acer 5742 restore to factory setting

Try my hint on how to restore a laptop to factory settings.
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How do you do a factory restore on an acer travelmate 5742? where do u start?

I see, Follow the details below to be able to do a Factory Restore on your Acer.
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  • Select and Click Programs
  • Look for Acer Recovery Management and click on it
  • There will be a dialog Box on the Bottom click "Restore"
  • Then click on Restore System to Factory Defaults
  • Then Click YES if you are sure to restore the system and that you have already backed up any personal or important documents
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Hello, i am selling my acer extensa 5620z, i want to put the laptop back to factory settings, i have no password or recovery disk which the new owner will need, could you please help, Many Thanks, Mary.

-If you want back to factory setting, try in BIOS system your pc laptops
-if you want back to factory setting windows, go to "system restored"

another trik :
  • Go to "Start," then perform a search for "Command Prompt." The Windows Start button is located in the lower-left corner of your computer screen.
  • Double-click on "Command Prompt" to open the application. You will need to use MS-DOS commands to reset the BIOS password.
  • Type the following commands one by one in the order shown:
    o 70 2E
    o 71 FF
    Make sure that you are typing the letter "o" and not a zero at the beginning of the second and third commands.
  • Reboot your computer by clicking "Start," "Shutdown," and then "Restart." The BIOS password will now be reset to default.

Jun 19, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Hi Im trying to restore my acer aspire 5742 back to factory default in windows7. I do not know how to start the process, I have the recovery discs I took them the day I bought it. Can you help please....

Please save any files or photo,s that you may have on your laptop ist

Then you could try this method without using the disks
Click Start" menu

Click Programs

Click Acer Recovery Management

Click the Restore button on the bottom of the dialog box that opens

Click Restore System to Factory Default

Click Yes in the warning dialog box which asks if you wish to continue the recovery process

Click yes Start to restore the computer to the default factory settings

Sometimes there is a default acer password which is quite often 000000 that is 6 zero's

or place the recovery disk into your cd

restart the laptop pressing F12 i believe

then follow on screen instructions

many thanks

please let us know if this has helped you so that we can hopefully help others

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Have a virus. How do I do system restore to factory settings?


Have you any anti virus installed on your laptop ??

doing a factory restore is a bit drastic if having a virus is the only problem

there are several free anti virus programs on the net that you can download
that is if your laptop is still usable

free avg is quite a good one just be careful and read each stage of install so that you don't install some of the stuff that they wanna give you along with the free avg

If you still wanna do a system restore back to factory settings
make sure you save any files or pics that you don't want to loose on a spare hard drive or pen drive
or even burn them to disk
that is given the fact that your laptop is still working

DID you do any back up disks when you first had the laptop this would be useful if you did

Some acer's have a recovery partition
i think its some where like
acer empering technology
acer erecovery manager
restore or recover something like that
click on it
follow the on screen instructions
windows will restart and hopefully do the recover

good luck
but i would try to remove the virus before a system recovery

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Hi I bought a new ACER 5742 laptop yesterday. Its not recognising the CD's but showing the D:/ drive I have uninstalled the CD-ROM and restarted laptop, but doesn't help me.

AS you bought it yesterday, I wouldn't mess with it. Take it back and accept it again when the sales person demonstrates it working or demand a replacement.

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