How to Reset an Acer Aspire 3100 Laptop for Free

Written by david clair
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The Acer Aspire 3100 is a personal laptop computer with a 15.4-inch display. In some cases, such as malicious software being installed on the computer, a system restore is necessary. The system restore process resets the hard drive to its factory configuration. Software can be purchased to restore the system, but the Aspire 3100 has a free system restore utility built into the system.

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  1. 1

    Turn the Acer Aspire 3100 on. Wait for the system to boot into Windows XP.

  2. 2

    Press and hold the "Alt" key. Press the "F10" key. Release both keys. The "Acer eRecovery Management" utility opens.

  3. 3

    Type in the password to continue. If the password has not been changed, it is the default password of six zeroes.

  4. 4

    Click "Restore." Select "Restore system to factory default."

  5. 5

    Type in the password. Click "Next" to begin the reset process.

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