Resetting Acer Aspire one without recovery disk or pressing ALT and F10

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Linda Woolridge

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I am trying to reset my Acer Aspire netbook to it's factory setting, but when I turn off and re boot and press ALT and F10 nothing happens, also my laptop beeps for ages before it fully boots up, the beeps do eventually stop, it is 5 years old.
 

pcmagic

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If you want to reset your laptop without using the recovery disk, or the ALT option that is malfunctioning, you dont really have any options. The recovery parition accessed by a combination of key presses very rarely works. As you have found out in your case, its best to install directly from a recovery cd.

Is there a reason that you dont want to use the recovery disk? Assuming you have one, just pop it in and follow the directions. The recovery disk will restart your computer back to factory specs and allow you to install all the drivers and utilities, so you basically have a new laptop. You need this if you want to wipe the Hard drive, or if you purchase a new hard drive for your acer computer.

http://www.recovery-disks/customcomputer.html

Is a third party website that we use to order recovery disks. Try checking the manufacture and if you cannot find the discs, order from the link above. They are a third party recovery disk company that we order from for our customers. They work really well and come pretty quick. The instructions they come with clear up most all questions you might have.
 

Phillip Corcoran

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Any unusual beeps generally means there's a problem with a particular hardware component. The length and number of beeps indicates which component is faulty. Please post the beep sequence

(example 1 short beep followed by 2 long beeps).

The most common cause of unusual beeps is bad RAM.
 

pcmagic

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If you want to reset your laptop without using the recovery disk, or the ALT option that is malfunctioning, you dont really have any options. The recovery parition accessed by a combination of key presses very rarely works. As you have found out in your case, its best to install directly from a recovery cd.

Is there a reason that you dont want to use the recovery disk? Assuming you have one, just pop it in and follow the directions. The recovery disk will restart your computer back to factory specs and allow you to install all the drivers and utilities, so you basically have a new laptop. You need this if you want to wipe the Hard drive, or if you purchase a new hard drive for your acer computer.

http://www.recovery-disks/customcomputer.html

Is a third party website that we use to order recovery disks. Try checking the manufacture and if you cannot find the discs, order from the link above. They are a third party recovery disk company that we order from for our customers. They work really well and come pretty quick. The instructions they come with clear up most all questions you might have.
 

joel rios

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I'm sorry Linda for the late response, I hope you can see this and it can help you. I just got this same latptop last night. you can try accessing the acer recovery management tool by typing F8 key on boot up, a list will appear and you must choose "repair your computer" then another list of options and the last one "recovery management powered by acer" you will choose this one, and it'll take you to the recovery tool. from this point just follow the instructions. good luck, I hope this helps.


 

salarcon

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Hello
I have the aspire S3
When I boot having a beep every 2 seconds or so for about 20 minutes, then not sound. The notebook did not boot , appears the message "no bootable device"
it can be?
look in the beep codes but not found a slow and continuous beep like this
Can you help me please?
I need a clue.
Thanks




 

Michael_104

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The reasoning for not using a recovery CD is very simple. These computers don't have disk drives. There is no recovery CD.
 

Esthy11

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