acer 3690 how to format

  musiclady 11:17 02 Oct 2009

it is running vista basic but i need to format as there is toooooo much rubbish on the drive, but how ?

  sharpamat 11:32 02 Oct 2009

Does your Acer not have a restore to Factory settings either from supplied discs or discs you created ? These will reformat and restore to the original condition when you brought it.

Dont forget you will first need to back up all your personal data to either disc or an external drive and ensure you have discs for any programs you have installed

  musiclady 11:54 02 Oct 2009

didnt come with a disc it has vista pre installed

  mooly 12:15 02 Oct 2009

All Acers to my knowledge have a recovery partition accessed from erecovery or by pressing ALT and F10 at bootup.
It's all in the user manual installed as a pdf document on your hdd... search under acer.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:53 02 Oct 2009

Acer Recovery Instructions

1. Power on the machine
2. At the white ACER BIOS screen, hold the “Alt” key and press the “F10” key simultaneously to start Acer eRecovery
3. Once eRecovery has loaded, click “Restore to Factory Default Settings”
4. Click “OK” to continue
5. From here, the eRecovery process will update all the data on the C: drive and restore a fully functional factory image (approximately 10 minutes).
6. Once eRecovery has run, press “OK” to reboot unit

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