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I have a acer aspire 3100 whick i need to factory reset due to viruses screwing it all up but when i press alt f10 its not giving me the option for factory restore all it comes with is excute/sos soon as i click enter it just boots up as normal

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I think with acer u can use their erecovery management within windows /start/programs/Acer Recovery management/

or you can use the Alt+F10 or F11 at the start up some models vary and that hopefully should prompt u to reset the pc to factory settings, remember to back up you data, you might struggle with some drivers, and make sure you reinstall the security software that you prefer as soon as you are able to connect online. good luck hope this helps

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Sometimes, the recovery consoles can become corrupt. Acer also has a recovery console located in the start, all programs, acer, (sometimes maintenance as well) If not the factory recovery DVDS must be used.

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Problem restoring my acer aspire 5315


usually you need to press Alt and F10 to access recovery partition.

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I'm trying to restore my acer mini netbook to factory settings.


At the Acer splash screen, you can press Alt and F10 to bring up a DOS style version of eRecovery. The unit is able to reload Windows from this mode faster then from CD. If the hard drive is replaced the system loses its eRecovery features. These features are on the hard drive and cannot be reinstalled
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  3. After the computer is turned off, disconnect all USB devices except the keyboard and mouse. This includes USB devices such as a printer, scanner, removable storage, or camera.
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Restore to factory default


Unlike other laptops, Acer notebook/laptops integrate a computer management utility called 'Acer eRecovery Management' to create backup of hard drive data, create restore point, reinstall applications & drivers, and reset Acer Aspire 4315 to factory setting.

Step 1: Before starting your Acer Aspire 4315 laptop, ensure that there is no external storage device attached to it. Now start your laptop.

Step 2: Press 'Alt + F10' when the laptop starts booting, and wait for a moment while Windows loads the reset files.

Step 3: When 'Acer eRecovery Management' window appears, select 'Restore System from factory default' and click 'Next' to continue.

Step 4: Again click 'Next' to reset your Acer laptop. This process will erase all data from your hard disk and reset your Acer one to original factory settings.

Step 5: Click 'OK' in the notification window to begin the the resetting operation. Now wait while your Acer Aspire 4315 is reset to factory settings.

Tips: You can also create a backup copy of your notebook data before factory reset. Simply click 'Backup' in 'Acer eRecovery Management' window.

If you face any issue with your Acer Aspire 4315 Notebook/Laptops/Desktop, feel free to get expert technical assistance at
http://www.vtechsquad.com/acer-support/

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I have acer aspire one 532h with original window xp.


You can restore the computer back to factory default,to do so, follow the below steps: Turn Off the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt"
key & keep on tapping "F10" key, i.e Alt+f10, it will open the recovery console, select full factory restore and follow onscreen instruction. NOTE: This will erase all the datas
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Need to reset my acer computer to factory settings.


Hi! Try system restore first and check if that will remove the virus but if not then you can reset the machine to factory defaults by pressing ALT+F10 during start up or when the acer logo appears on your screen.Follow the prompts and you should be able to reset the computer to factory image.Make sure you back up important files because it will wipe the system clean.hope this helps...

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Need to take laptop back to factory setting


Hold alt f10 while it is restarting. This should get you into options to restore To factory. Just hope these viruses did not get into the restore partition. Good Luck.

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How do go back to factory setting on acer aspire 3100-1405


Hold alt and f10 during startup. It will give you options to restore to factory default.
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How do I reset my computer


According to the Acer website:
1. Turn system on
2. Immediately press ALT and start tapping F10. Continue holding down ALT and tapping F10 as the unit boots up.
3. A screen stating "Starting Acer Recovery" should appear.
(release ALT and stop tapping F10)
4. There will be 4 options;
1. Restore to factory default
2. Restore from user backup
3. Restore from CD/DVD
4. Exit

Good Luck

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