resetting my acer aspire 5100 back to factory setting

  theghost 11:13 05 Aug 2014

trying to reset my acer aspire 5100 to factory settings but have lost password and the discs that i done when i got the computer comes up with error when i run them can anyone assist

  northumbria61 12:25 05 Aug 2014

You shouldn't need any discs as there should be a restore partition on your Hard Drive.

Restart and press F2 before windows starts logging on. At the very bottom of the DOS like window, there should be a Menu option for you to choose from - you should see System Restore, Restore the system to factory specs etc.

  northumbria61 12:28 05 Aug 2014

If that doesn't work try hitting fn F10 that will find the hidden restore on the hard drive

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