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Old 07-07-2011, 05:10 PM   #1
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After months of wear and tear I've decided its time to restore my computer to factory settings. Issue is I don't have the CD that you are supposed to use to do that. I have an Acer Aspire X1300. I've restored it before but I just went blank and forgot how, but I remember I did not have to use a disc or anything... I have tried the Alt+F11 thing but I dont get an option on restoring it to factory settings. Anyone help me out? Thanks

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Old 07-07-2011, 06:58 PM   #2
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Hello Cadriel,

First of all, what operating system you have? xp, vista, 7?
I willl help you out with this
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:24 PM   #3
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thank you. I have windows 7.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:02 PM   #4
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ok, since you have windows 7, you have to follow this step:
Turn on you computer and as soon is starting press "f8" you should press few times until a black screen shows and choose the first option named "repair my computer" it will go to recovery mode, type your user name and password and follow few instructions, anyhow if you need more help just let me know.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:37 PM   #5
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I've already tried that method without success... It does not allow me to restore it to factory settings from there. The only option I'd see would be the 3rd one about restoring it from a backup, But I dont have one. I remember I have restored it before w/o any type of backup or disc... hopefully someone can enlighten me on that part.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:07 PM   #6
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Don't the Acer computers have a hidden partition that can be used to make an installation disk?
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:09 PM   #7
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I'm not sure, but I did read something about hidden partitions on a website somewhere.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:16 PM   #8
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Does your system run at all? If you can type diskmgmt.msc in the search field and start the disk manager you should be able to see if there is a hidden partition.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:53 PM   #9
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Yes and I could search that. I got all this information... im not sure what it all means though

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The recovery partition contains the information to make factory restoration disks.

Acer support: how to make recovery media.
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