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Please bare with me, as my experience on computers is limited.my friend owns an acer 530 notebook.She would like it to be restored back to factory,I got on the internet and found sketchy instructions on how to do this.It said,turn on notebook,press f12 load recovery disc,then a ten minute process restores the system.My problem is,I turn on the notebook,it says press f2 for set up then a setup utility screen appears asking for a password is this a special password for this computer or is there a standard word that gets you in,or am i just doing it all wrong.

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  • glenn_0906 Sep 01, 2008

    Dear Steve,
    thanks for the excellent advice,
    your a life saver.
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Nope. F2 will take you into what is known as the "BIOS". This is an area for changing basic hardware settings, and is not for you. =-]

If you have the recovery CD, it should prompt you to press a key when you first turn the computer on with the CD already inside. That is the standard process for just about every computer, but if for some reason nothing happens (Windows just loads without any prompts beforehand), then you may need to go into the BIOS to check that the CDROM drive is enabled as a possible boot device.

If that is the case, recovering the password is a whole different story, and is sometimes almost impossible on a laptop without specialty equipment.

Start off with the recovery disc, and see if that prompts you when the system is turned on... I suspect that *it* will prompt you to press F12.

And please let us know how that goes, incase I can give other solutions. (depending on where you get stuck)

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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    Steve Rand Sep 02, 2008

    My pleasure, Glenn!



    Thankyou very much for the feedback! =-D



    -Steve

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