Question about Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook
Have back up disks but do not know how to restore factory settings
Just boot from your backup disk. it will guide you to reload the Operating system (factory default).
FYI, if you haven't delete the recovery partition, you can use alt+f10 to reload. just press alt+f10 during boot.
Posted on Aug 01, 2008
Hello out there i am trrin to reset 2 factory but alt f10 is somethin else how do i fix it?
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
This is what happened to me, but I have a 6930. The hard drive crashed and I bought a new one then I bought the recovery disks and when I went to install it I got the same error code. Acer says that my hard drive needs to be formatted, I am not sure if that is true or not, but they have me a goose chase telling me one thing then that does not work, to finally saying I need to format the hard drive, not I have to figure out how since all the formatting links they send is for different computers then mine.
Posted on Apr 07, 2010
Acer sent me these instructions.
The other way before Vista starts up is to tap ALT + F10 (at the same time repeatedly) when the computer is first switched on.. The window of opportunity is very small, so this may take a few attempts
Once you have tapped both the ALT and F10 repeatedly, you may see a screen showing:
“Edit Boot options for Microsoft Windows Vista”
If you see this, unfortunately, you have missed the window of opportunity, and you need to restart, and try again.
If you see this:
“Edit Boot options for Windows Setup” OR “Edit Boot options for Acer eRecovery”
Then it indicates that you have tapped the ALT + F10 correctly, and all you now need to do is press “Enter” and the Recovery program should load on your screen after a short pause..
In some cases, you may need to remove the battery (for notebooks only) and run the machine directly from the mains.
The Disk2Disk recovery feature allows you to recover the system without recovery CDs.
This will return your system to factory settings and will delete everything stored on the machine.
If possible we strongly advise backing up anything important on your machine before starting the recovery process.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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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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