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Factory Reset Aspire 5735Z ?

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#1 the_giant1985



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Posted 17 February 2009 - 07:21 AM

I am baffled at how to reset my Acer Aspire 5735Z to its Default Factory State. I know you can do it by creating a disc for it but I don't have the discs right now to create one. There is a way on all vista systems now that you can hit one of the function buttons (eg F6 or F3) when you start up your computer but I could not get it to achieve this I only managed to get it to acces the system repair. This gave me the options of: startup repair system recovery (would not start up when I clicked it) Windows Backup Recovery ( I think that was it - needs back up point) Memory Diagnostics I forget what the final option is. Does anyone know the correct way to Factory Reset the Acer Aspire 5735Z ? Thanks. :pullhair:



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Posted 17 February 2009 - 08:03 AM

Try this, I wanted to post a link but the Acer site is hard enough to find, let alone trying to find anything. Acer eRecovery Facts Acer eRecovery Facts 1. At the Acer splash screen, you can press Alt and F10 (at the same time you would press F2 to enter the BIOS) to bring up a DOS style version of eRecovery. The unit is able to reload Windows from this mode faster then from CD. The password by default is 000000 (6 zeros) and it is displayed when you are asked for the password. Users are able to change the password in this mode for eRecovery only. The system can recover from the hidden image on the hard drive (PQService partition) or from CD/DVD media. It is possible to reload from the factory style CDs/DVD or the snapshots that the Windows version of eRecovery creates. 2. In Windows there is 3 ways to access the eRecovery feature. Press Alt and F10 Open Acer eManager and then double click eRecovery. When a system is new it should automatically open this application and prompt you to make the recovery media. 3. The Windows version of the eRecovery program is more robust then the Dos Version. Listed below are the different features of the Windows version: Recovery Settings: Create backup files and Change Password Backup snapshot image (create a disc image of your system's current configuration) 1. The system is able to make a CD/DVD image of the current state of the notebooks software including customer installed programs. 2. This CD/DVD is usable in the Windows and DOS version of the program. 3. The disk should be bootable but isn't always. 4. When a snapshot is made the image resides on the D: partition and then may be burned to disks if eRecovery is told to. Burn Image to disc (create backup disc) 1. You can create 3-7 CD's or 1-2 DVD's like the ones that were sent with units prior to eRecovery. 2. The burned CD's are equal in usage to the System CD and Recovery CD's. Delete user snapshot backup image data (if available) 1. This is how you delete the snapshot images on the D: partition Password: (Change eRecovery Password) 1. Recovery actions: Recover your system using an existing backup file or Restore your system's factory default configuration. 2. Backup using one of the snapshots that has been made or by the factory image on the D: partition. 4. eRecovery Facts [Notebook] When the hard drive is replaced the system loses its eRecovery features. These features are on the hard drive and cannot be reinstalled. When reinstalling from the made CD/DVD's you will lose the eRecovery program but the DOS version may still work, also if uninstalled you can't reinstall. eRecovery uses Ghost (just like our Recovery CD's use) to create the snapshot images. If the PQService partition is deleted using fdisk or any utility in Windows you may need to reinstall Windows. If the system is reloaded using the DOS version you will retain the eRecovery functionality. *All information is subject to change and may vary from system to system. Good Luck!! Because this is the best you can do with Acer OR you can buy recovery discs and wait for about 5 years to get them. LOL

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