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Solved: Acer Extensa 4420 factory reset

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Ninja_needles, Feb 1, 2010.

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  1. Ninja_needles

    Ninja_needles Thread Starter

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    So i've looked up and i can't really find any useful info on how to reset my Acer laptop back to factory settings. the info i did find doesn't really help. If anyone could help me out with this it would be much appreciated. I have tried methods i've found online but with no luck. and for some reason my restore points have been erased so theres no way to backdate anymore...
     
  2. etaf

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    did you get any recovery Cds with the machine

    Also lets see if it has a recovery partition
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    control panel
    admin tools
    compute rmanagement
    disk management
    post back an image of the disks
    To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
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    Where you asked to create any Recovery CDs when you first used the PC

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    user manual here
    http://www.acer.co.uk/acer/service....tx1g.c2att92=122&ctx1.att21k=1&CRC=2980211862

    you have an Acer eRecovery Manager - that should reset to factory default - Page 44

     
  3. Ninja_needles

    Ninja_needles Thread Starter

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    this is the screenshot that you requested. and no i did not get any recovery cd's with my laptop
     

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    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    that 9.77GB partition is probably the recovery partition , as the manual mentions a 10GB hidden partition for recovery

    so all the details to use that are above

    you can also create some recovery DVDs from the partition - again all in the manual posted
     
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    Ninja_needles Thread Starter

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    Thank you very much i hope this is helpful.
     
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    post back anything you dont understand - but should be straight forward

    Remember it will remove all your data - so you do need to make sure its all backed up
     
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    Ninja_needles Thread Starter

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    Thanks man that helped alot. and apparently it only reset one of the two hard drives on my laptop but thats cool. thanks again man.
     
  8. etaf

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    thats interesting, usually would delete the partitions and reformat - as your 2nd Drive is part of the one physical drive you have -

    anyway - (y) if it all works now, would you mark solved, button at top of your first post
     
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