How Do I Reformat My Acer Aspire 3000?

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How Do I Reformat My Acer Aspire 3000?
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Geared toward individuals who want a laptop without the expensive, the Acer Aspire 3000 lets you do everything from surfing the Internet to working on spreadsheets. The laptop features a 15-inch display and a built-in wireless adaptor. The Acer Aspire 3000 also includes a reformatting utility that makes it easy to reformat your laptop when problems occur or you want to return the computer to its factory settings. The reformatting process erases your laptop's hard drive, so you will want to back up any personal files before launching the reformatting utility.

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    Click "Start," "Turn Off Computer" and "Restart" to restart your computer, if it is on. If your computer is off, turn it on by pressing the power button above the keyboard.

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    Press the "F2" function key on your computer's keyboard to enter the BIOS utility.

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    Use the laptop's right arrow key to scroll to "Main." Confirm that the "D2D Recovery" is "Enabled." If the D2D option is "Disabled," scroll down to the option using the down arrow key. Press "Enter" to change the option to "Enabled."

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    Use the laptop's right arrow key to scroll to "Exit." The "Exit Saving Changes" option will be highlighted. Press "Enter" to save the settings and exit the BIOS utility. Your Acer Aspire 3000 will restart.

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    Press the "ALT" and "F10" keys together while your computer is restarting and the Acer logo is showing to enter the Acer Aspire's reformatting utility.

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    Follow the on-screen prompts. Your laptop's hard drive will reformat and the original applications will be reinstalled. Your computer will restart after the reformatting process is complete.

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    Enter your name and other personal information when prompted during the Windows operating system set-up process.

Tips and warnings

  • Once your computer is reformatted, you can set up your computer's Internet connection and install any other programs that were not part of the laptop's factory set-up.

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