Having problems with your Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook ?

How to restore my acer aspire 5001 to factory settings i tried the normal restore but it dont work can you help pls ,,cheers neil


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Hi I contacted Acer about this myself and this is what they wrote back.


The\015\012other way before Vista starts up is to tap ALT + F10 (at the same time\015\012repeatedly) when the computer is first switched on.. The window of\015\012opportunity 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\015\012it indicates that you have tapped the ALT + F10 correctly, and all you\015\012now need to do is press “Enter” and the Recovery program should load on\015\012your 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.


Do you have a recovery CDs For it? If yes, Restart your system, go to setup, in the Setup Boot Sequence or Boot Order, let your system boot from CDROM, save the changes and restart your system, this time around put your Recovery CD Inside the CD Rom while its booting from it.
But if you dont have the Recovery CDs, then your system probably has a Recovery Partition on it, so in that case you do this :
Restart your system and press F11 on your keyboard while its still booting, a recovery-page should spring up, then follow then on-screen instructions....(Make Sure You Back-Up ALL your necessary files first before trying any of the two methods please!..because your systemwill be formatted in the process!!)
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