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how do I restore factory settings on my Acer aspire 5553 laptop?

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March 15, 2014 10:20:23 AM

Acer aspire 5553

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March 15, 2014 10:38:43 AM

OS? Bios? Why do u need to?
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March 15, 2014 12:48:22 PM

Before following any of the instructions below,

What is the problem? Laptop not booting? Check BIOS settings first by pressing F2 and looking at boot order, reset bios settings to default before doing factory OS restore.



If you are looking to restore your computer to the condition it was when it left the factory follow these intructions:

All files and settings will be reset. Make sure to back up any important documents:

To Reset your Operating system to factory default without a CD or DVD backup:

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"I want to restore my computer to its original settings without
recovery CDs.
Note: If your system is the multilingual version, the operating
system and language you choose when you first turn on the
system will be the only option for future recovery operations.
This recovery process helps you restore the C: drive with the original software
content that is installed when you purchase your notebook. Follow the steps
below to rebuild your C: drive. (Your C: drive will be reformatted and all data
will be erased.) It is important to back up all data files before using this option.
Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings.
1 Check to see if Acer disk-to-disk recovery is enabled or not.
2 Make sure the D2D Recovery setting in Main is Enabled.
3 Exit the BIOS utility and save changes. The system will reboot.
Note: To activate the BIOS utility, press <F2> during POST.
To start the recovery process:
1 Restart the system.
2 While the Acer logo is showing, press <Alt> + <F10> at the same time to
enter the recovery process.
3 Refer to the onscreen instructions to perform system recovery.
Important! This feature occupies 15 GB in a hidden partition on
your hard disk"

The information above is directly from the user manual which is found at this link, page 65:

http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Document/Generi...

To Reset your Operating system to factory default with a CD or DVD backup:

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"Restore

The restore feature allows you to restore or recover the system from a factory
default image or from previously created CD and DVD backups. You can also
reinstall applications and drivers for your Acer system.
1 Click on Start, All Programs, Acer, Acer eRecovery Management.
2 Switch to the Restore page by clicking Restore.
3 You can choose to restore the system from a factory default image or
reinstall applications and drivers.
4 Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process."
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The information above is directly from the user manual which is found at this link, page 33:

http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Document/Generi...
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