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Hi i pressed alt f10 to reformat and it tells me file missing 4 any help on that

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Did mean you should contact Acer support, they likely would reply. Rather go to the support section of their website and see if there are instructions to do this, which I just did and couldn't find anything. I think you have to change a setting in your BIOS to run the CDs but don't remember precisely what. Check your BIOS settings and see if there is anything about recovery or something simila. I hope it can help you about your Acer PC laptops.

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The recovery facility will reset the laptop to factory condition, so you can go through the Windows set up from scratch. Perhaps hold off on putting a password on your user account until you are fully set up. You can add one afterwards.

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its possible that you may be able to start up pressing the F8 key until it takes you into the
repair options when you should have a choice of repair options to try

Also pressing ALT+F10 on startup may take you into the factory recovery mangement


good luck hope you get sorted

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Factory reset without using a disk and ALT + F10 doesnt work


his MIGHT work:

1. Click "Start," "Turn Off Computer" and then "Restart", if it is on. If your computer is off, turn it on by pressing the power button above the keyboard.
2. Press the "F2" function key on your computer's keyboard to enter the BIOS utility.
3. Use the laptop's right arrow key to scroll to "Main." Confirm that the "D2D Recovery" is "Enabled." If the D2D option is "Disabled," scroll down to the option using the down arrow key. Press "Enter" to change the option to "Enabled."
4. Use the laptop's right arrow key to scroll to "Exit." The "Exit Saving Changes" option will be highlighted. Press "Enter" to save the settings and exit the BIOS utility. Your Acer Aspire will restart.
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1. Press the "ALT" and "F10" keys together while your computer is restarting and the Acer logo is showing to enter the Acer Aspire's reformatting utility.
2. Follow the on-screen prompts. Your laptop's hard drive will reformat and the original applications will be reinstalled. Your computer will restart after the reformatting process is complete.
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Which F key do I use to reformat my Acer Aspire One A 150 netbook?


Hi and welcome to FixYa!

The first thing you need to do is save all of your pictures and files that you have on your computer to your email or upload them to another account that stores them. When you factory reset an Acer, it wipes it clean of everything you have downloaded on it. THIS IS PERMANENT ONCE FACTORY RESTORE IS DONE.

Turn your computer off.
Restart your computer.
When the Acer screen comes up, press and hold Alt+F10.
Keep pressing F10 repeatedly while keeping the Alt button pressed down.
You will be asked how you want to reset your computer.
Press Factory Restore.
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If you are asked to enter a pass code, enter your pass code or 000000.

Hit okay.

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How to restore fatory settings without the cd acer aspire 5740g windows 7 home premium windows is not booting n auto recovery that is alt+f10 is also not working but the recovery partition still exist


For all Acer Netbooks try to initiate the recovery using Altgr key (righthand side of the space bar) and F10, ie Altgr+F10 as soon as the computer restarts. If the recovery partion is corrupted or do not have the CD. Try the below steps:
No Restore CD / eRecovery / password / ALT + F10 or F10
1 - Recovery of data on the hidden partition PQSERVICE for password
A - Installing the software R-Drive Image to create an image of this partition (this file has the extension. ARC)
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C - From the desktop, go to the newly created virtual disk and find the file aimdrs.dat. The open with the notepad and get the password.
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D - The function has been reactivated.
3 - Start of Restoration
A - At the start of the PC, go to the set-up to check if the function is well on D2D enabled (normally it is a default setting ... but hey you never know.)
B - Once the audit and that the PC has restarted once the ACER logo appears, simultaneously press ALT + F10 to start the restore utility.
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4 - Normally at this stage there ... everything works and restoration is smooth.
Note: If the operating system does not work, it is possible to do this from another PC by connecting the hard drive or USB slave
i found this helped me with exactly the same problem you have on the 7540g aspire laptop use the ALTGR on the right hand side of keyboard not the ALT on the left hand side of the keyboard along with F10 i tried it with just the ALT on the left side nothing happened but when used ALTGR on right side it woeked and reset everything back to factory settings then went to acer site and downloaded missing drivers hope this helps you out

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Thanks for joining us.

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Once you have done that reboot the computer and wait it takes a while to restart, it then it seems to find new hardware (dont know what it finds) then do a reboot and then you can alt f10 to your hearts content.

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Programs will not open on acer one netbook.


hi there,

easy don't worry what happen your laptop is just a common problem and you can fix it..
we just need to reformat you laptop Sir/Mam
Here you can follow some instruction you can do by your own.

1. Plug in the AC adapter and battery.
2. Turn the system on
3. Immediately, press ALT on the keyboard and start tapping F10.
Continue holding ALT and tapping F10 as the unit boots up.
4. A screen stating "Starting Acer Erecovery" should appear.
(Release ALT and stop tapping F10 at this point)
5. Choose Restore System Factory Default
1. Restore system to factory default
2. Exit



Restore system to factory default

1. Enter the password created when eRecovery was first started.
2. Read the on-screen warning and choose Yes.
3. Click Next. The recovery process will start.

When recovery is complete the system will re-start and will need to complete the setup of Windows.
When setup is complete a process will clean up the recovery files.
Please be patient as this process can take 5-10 minutes or longer.

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it may be a corrupt recovery disc

if u want to restore to factory default settings simply follow this procedure without inserting recovery disk

When you first turn on the laptop and see the Acer logo screen, hold the ALT key and press the F10 key (you need to do this before the Acer logo disappears).

everything will be restored to factory default settings

do rate me if it helps ur problem

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formatting OS:

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hope this would help you solve your problem..

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