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How do I do a system wipe or factory restore on acer aspire 1640z with XP?

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February 27, 2014 12:04:20 PM

Have an old aspire i want to donate, but want to wipe my info clean.

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February 27, 2014 12:10:40 PM

either pull the HD or do a factory reset
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February 27, 2014 12:16:56 PM

corroded said:
either pull the HD or do a factory reset


that's the problem...can't find any instruction on line that works in doing a factory reset. The alt/f10 only causes it to beep and then it starts normally. Thanks for the reply.
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February 27, 2014 12:30:15 PM

Go to Programs > Acer Empowering Technology and run the Acer eRecovery Management.

On the bottom of the eRecovery Management window you will see 3 choices, Backup, Burn Disk and Restore. Click on Restore and you will have the choice of select Restore System to Factory Default. Select Factory Default and follow the prompts and you are done.
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