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Here is the United Kingdom phone number for Acer:- 0870 853 1000.
If your are not in UK then go to GLOBAL.ACER.COM and you'll find a help number there in the CONTACT US menu.
Beware when resetting it to factory settings because i did this and because i had a widescreen monitor i had to get an ATI PATCH DISK. So if your screen doesn't come on after you reset your pc. Ring Acer again and ask them about the disk and if it will cure it.
They were great at helping me out when i needed them. Hope they do the same for you.
hope this is useful

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

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How to factory reset without recovery disk


When you need to recover part or all of the files on your Acer Veriton M460 desktop computer, Acer makes it easy to do by offering a built-in recovery program called eRecovery Management.
This option uses clean operating system files, usually stored on a separate partition of your hard drive, to correct errors or return the system to its original factory settings.
You can also use this program to write separate hard copies of the eRecovery program onto CDs or DVDs in case of hard drive failure.
Create Backup Disks

If your M460 did not come with separate recovery disks, and many machines don't in recent years, you can create your own through "Acer's eRecovery Management" program located under the "Start" menu.
Click on "Backup," select "Create Factory Default Disk" and follow the on-screen directions.
The program will inform you of the number of CDs or DVDs you need and help you through their creation.
Recovery with Disks
To use your created disks for recovery, place the first disk in the optical drive and reboot the system. As it boots, hold the "ALT" key and tap "F10" repeatedly until the computer boots and you see a screen titled "Starting Acer eRecovery."
You will see three options for recovery: to factory default, from user backup or from CD/DVD. Choose the option you desire and follow the on-screen directions to initiate the recovery sequence.
Recovery from the Hard Drive

Since Acer places the eRecovery Management program directly onto the computer, you can run the recovery option while in your desktop.
Open the "Acer eRecovery Management" program under the "Start" menu and click "Restore." You can choose to restore the computer to factory defaults and lose all the personal data stored on the hard drive or only restore the operating system and leave your data intact.
Select "Yes" on the confirmation screen and then "OK" to start the program.
Recovery Vs. Restore
When performing computer problem solving, the term "recovery" is often used interchangeably with the word "restore."
In some cases, "recovery" can mean to simply correct problems, such as replacing corrupted operating system files with good ones.
The term can also refer to "recovering" the system to its fresh-from-the-factory state, which is what "restore" means as well.
Restore Drivers or Applications

Acer's eRecovery Management program also offers the option to reinstall drivers or applications, which could become corrupted or damaged over time.
This option allows you to replace the current drivers for your Windows operating system with the ones originally installed on your system.
Under the "Restore" tab of the "Acer eRecovery Management" program, click "Reinstall Drivers or Applications" to see the content list and select the files you'd like to recover.
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How can i perform a restore to factory default settings on an optiplex 380 without any cds?


You want to restore the BIOS setting? You don't need any CD's for that. Simply go into the BIOS setup by hitting F2 when you first start the machine; that will take you into the settings screen. If you're trying to reset the OS to factory default, you will need to have the CD's and the key code.

Jul 11, 2012 | Dell OptiPlex 380 PC Desktop

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I want to restore my PC to factory settings. How?


Hi avidriving,
Please follow the Instructions:
Step 1: Click "Start" menu. Step 2: Click "Programs." Step 3: Click "Acer Recovery Management." Step 4: Click the "Restore" button on the bottom of the dialog box that opens.
Step 5: Click "Restore System to Factory Default."
Step 6: Click "Yes" in the warning dialog box which asks if you wish to continue the recovery process.
Step 7: Click "Start" to restore the computer to the default factory settings

Tips & Warnings: If you are unable to access the Start menu, use the recovery CDs that came with the computer or visit Acer's website (see Resources below). Always make a back-up CD before restoring a computer to factory defaults. Resources Acer Website.

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Oct 14, 2011 | Acer Aspire G600p PC Desktop

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I have an Acer Aspire 5520-5334 how do i reset to factory settings? It is running window vista.


Acer PC or laptop
Step 1:
Click "Start" menu.
Step 2:
Click "Programs."
Step 3:
Click "Acer Recovery Management."
Step 4:
Click the "Restore" button on the bottom of the dialog box that opens.
Step 5:
Click "Restore System to Factory Default."
Step 6:
Click "Yes" in the warning dialog box which asks if you wish to continue the recovery process.
Step 7:
Click "Start" to restore the computer to the default factory settings.
Tips & Warnings
If you are unable to access the Start menu, use the recovery CDs that came with the computer or visit Acer's website (see Resources below).
Always make a back-up CD before restoring a computer to factory defaults.
Resources

Feb 06, 2011 | PC Desktops

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I want to take my acer aspire back to the factory setting but dont have a cd how do i do it


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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Jan 14, 2011 | Acer PC Desktops

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Where is the reset switch on an Acer Desk top computer?


your power button is on the right of the tower under the usb and sound ports. now for a reset button there is no such thin. that button will turn on and off your computer,. if u are looking to restore computer o factory default u should have got some system restore cds or when you boot it up you should see a f12 or f2 or f10 that will take you into system restore mode and you can restore system back to originally factory defaults.

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How do i reset my acer aspire one to factory default is ther a download for it


You can get restore CDs from Acer if you didn't burn them when you got your computer. Alt F10 is supposed to get you to the restore partition. Power on, hit Alt F10, you may have to hit F10 several times while holding down ALT button. If you get anything but the restore menu, you don't have restore or you didn't hit F10 fast enough.
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How to restore my acer aspire 3680


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

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