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how do i restore factory settings

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by petersago, Jan 30, 2013.

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  1. petersago

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    i have an acer aspire 5920g and it is going wrong all the time. Now it takes ages to get to my account once password has been put in. Then there is more trouble when i do get on my account. Too many viriuses in the past must of done some damage. I need to know how to reset this computer to factory setting so as to start afresh. Have gone through this forum but have not seen any thing on how i can do this so please help
     
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    From the on-line service manual:

    Acer eRecovery Management

    Acer eRecovery Management is a tool to quickly backup and restore the system.
    You can create and save a backup of the current system configuration to hard
    disk, CD or DVD. You can also backup/restore the factory default image, and
    reinstall applications and drivers.

    Acer eRecovery Management consists of the following functions:

    1 Create backup

    2 Burn backup disc

    3 Restore and recovery

    This chapter will guide you through each process.

    Note: This feature is only available on certain models. For systems
    that do not have a built-in optical disc burner, plug in an external
    optical disc burner before entering Acer eRecovery Management
    for optical disc-related tasks.

    When using Acer eRecovery Management, you may be prompted to enter the
    Empowering Technology password to proceed. The Empowering Technology
    password is set using the Empowering Technology toolbar or when first running
    Acer eLock Management or Acer eRecovery Management.

    Create backup

    You can easily create full and fast (incremental) backup images of your system
    configuration to hard disk from the main Acer eRecovery Management screen.
    Note: Fast (incremental) Backup is only available after a Full
    Backup is made.

    1 Press <Alt> + <F10> or select Acer eRecovery Management from the
    Empowering Technology toolbar to start Acer eRecovery Management.

    2 In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select the type of backup you
    want to create using Full or Fast.

    3 Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.

    Burn backup disc

    Using the Burn Disc page of Acer eRecovery Management, you can burn the
    factory default image, a user backup image, the current system configuration,
    or an application backup image to CD or DVD.

    1 Press <Alt> + <F10> or select Acer eRecovery Management from the
    Empowering Technology toolbar to start Acer eRecovery Management.

    2 Switch to the Burn Disc page by selecting the Burn Disc button.

    3 Select the type of backup (factory default, user, current system,
    application) you would like to burn to disc. Choosing to burn a user backup
    will burn your most recently created backup image to disc.

    4 Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.

    Note: Create a factory default image when you want to burn a
    bootable disc that contains your computer's entire operating
    system as it was delivered to you from the factory. If you wish to
    have a disc that will allow you to browse the contents and install
    selected drivers and applications, create an application backup
    image instead &#8212; this disc will not be bootable.

    Restore and recovery

    The restore and recovery features allow you to restore or recover the system
    from a factory default image, from a user created image, or from previously
    created CD and DVD backups. You can also reinstall applications and drivers for
    your Acer system.

    1 Press <Alt> + <F10> or select Acer eRecovery Management from the
    Empowering Technology toolbar to start Acer eRecovery Management.

    2 Switch to the restore and recovery page by selecting the Restore button.

    3 Select the backup point you would like to restore from. You can also
    choose to recover the system from a factory default image, recover from a
    previously created CD/DVD or reinstall applications and drivers.

    4 Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.


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