I want to wipe my Acer Aspire 5100-3583 clean

Alex_116

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Dec 15, 2015
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Nothing on here has been accurate to help me with my computer so far, I was wondering if someone could explain to me how to do it in layman's terms, I'm not a tech wiz so I don't know all the technical terms for when to hit what buttons like boot and bios. I need simple answers, a step by step would be greatly appreciated! Thank you
 

Christian5192

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Aug 21, 2015
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Turn off your laptop. When you see the Acer screen, press Alt F10. This should take you to the recovery partition on the hard drive. From there, you can do a factory restore.
 

Alex_116

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Dec 15, 2015
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I Am trying to do I factory restore I think, like with nothing on it. I put all the stuff I wanted on an external hard drive and now I just want it to be like I just bought it so I can sell it.
 

Alex_116

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Dec 15, 2015
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I've done that and all it does is beep really loud and do nothing then when I let go it just starts up. the only option it says i have is press f2, i've done that too and it just brings me to a screen where i can't do a factory reset or anything
 

Christian5192

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Aug 21, 2015
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When you press F2 what does it take you to??
 

Alex_116

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Dec 15, 2015
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the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility screen
 

Alex_116

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Dec 15, 2015
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Ended up creating another computer administrator account and then deleting my account which deleted all my files because none of this stuff seemed to work, thanks guys
 
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